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Putting a Face to a Name

September 18, 2009
As patrol officers know all too well, drivers they pull over may not give them a truthful answer about their identity, especially if a bench warrant has been issued. Obtaining a photo can help get positive identification.

In-Car Video System Captures Sergeant's Harrowing Encounter

September 17, 2009
Sgt. Matthew Davidson was grazed by the 200-pound wheel that broke free from an 18-wheel big rig, as he watched a motorist change the tire of his pickup truck alongside the Fred Hartman Bridge east of Houston.

Michigan State Police To Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2009
The Michigan State Police's driving unit will evaluate the 2010 models of patrol cars, motorcycles and SUVs later this month and post the performance results on its website in early October, according to the unit's Lt. Keith Wilson.

Side-Scan Sonar Identifies N.Y. Crash Evidence

September 1, 2009
Side-scan sonar is known as a "towfish" — it's a torpedo-like device towed behind a boat. The towfish converts acoustic sound pulses into a video image of the river bottom. To a trained operator, the resulting image offers a photographic view of the bottom that can be used to identify items of interest.

History of America's First Traffic Ticket

August 31, 2009
Riding his Indian twin, Willis Seaman entered history when, in 1908, he became the first motorcycle cop to write a speeding citation.

Waiting for a Public Safety Broadband Network

August 27, 2009
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International hosted a town hall meeting earlier this month during their annual conference in Las Vegas that updated the law enforcement community about the effort to obtain a public safety broadband network.

Is Your Department Blogging?

August 4, 2009
More often than not, police departments post "just the facts, ma'am" news releases on their websites about the latest criminals that have been apprehended. But a few forward-looking departments are using the social media tool of blogging to strengthen the bond with their community.

Carbon Motors Arrives In Indiana

August 1, 2009
Carbon Motors Corp.'s decision to produce its clean-diesel E7 patrol vehicle in Connorsville, Ind., has understandably brought hope to a town with a 60 percent unemployment rate. It also means the vehicle takes another step toward becoming a tangible option for forward-thinking law enforcement agencies.

Military Standard: Testing Rugged Laptops

July 30, 2009
Ruggedized laptops that meet the government's military specification MIL-STD-810 standard must be able to withstand some punishment. The standard establishes a series of tests that require the computer withstand extreme weather conditions.

Improve Your Cybercrime Expertise

July 15, 2009
Learn more about how to stop people who hang out in chat rooms waiting for unsuspecting victims or send fraudulent e-mails about money scams this summer at the National Forensics Training Center.

Eye Candy: Patrol Photos

July 15, 2009
Want a glimpse of the vehicle the officers of the Concord (N.H.) Police Department are using? How about an NYPD supervisor in the Fifth Precinct of Manhattan?

Performance Tests: 2009 Police Vehicles

July 15, 2009
Each year, the Michigan State Police evaluate the crop of new patrol cars, SUVs and motorcycles for law enforcement agencies. If you missed the initial release and are still wondering how the 2009 models performed, read more.
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