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Oklahoma Emergency Responders Receive Equipment Donation from BAE Systems

December 8, 2008
BAE Systems, Inc., has donated, installed, and provided training for 10 First InterComm interoperable communication units worth a total value of $65,000 to emergency responders in Grady County, Okla.

NGA Center to Help States Improve Public Safety Interoperable Communications

November 22, 2008
To help states ensure their communication capabilities are adequately prepared to respond to an emergency, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has announced six states—Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, New York and Washington—selected to participate in the Public Safety Interoperability Communications Policy Academy: Focus on Governance.

Are Your Radios at the Ready?

November 1, 2008

New regulations require that every public safety agency switch over to narrowband frequencies by 2013 or else. Now law enforcement agencies that don't bring their equipment and licenses up to date could find themselves in a world of hurt.

RAM Mounting Systems Introduces Industry First Modular Molded Equipment Console System

October 27, 2008
RAM Mounting Systems has released an industry first modular molded equipment console system. 

Mobile Satellite Ventures Expands Communications Coverage from Coast to Coast

October 14, 2008
Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) has joined with the state of Washington's Military Department Emergency Management Division to launch the NorthWest Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup (NWSMART) serving public safety interests throughout seven states in the northwestern U.S.

Raytheon to Provide APCO P25 Radio System for Idaho First Responders

October 13, 2008
Raytheon Company will provide an APCO Project 25 (P25) radio system for public safety agencies throughout eastern Idaho to enable seamless interoperable communications. The company will be a subcontractor on the multi-million dollar contract awarded to Teton Communications Inc.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

June 1, 2008

Maintaining a balance between one's identity as a woman and as a police officer is never going to be easy. Knowing this, Sgt. Stefani Gombar of the Phoenix PD cherishes one piece of advice she received in the academy from a female officer: "Don't lose yourself."

Talking Them Down

May 1, 2008

Sometimes you can use finesse to gain compliance and stop a situation from escalating into violence.

Listen-Only Earpiece

January 1, 2008
Klein Electronics has introduced the New Shadow-Pro Enhanced Listen-Only Earpiece. This Public Safety Series, which has excellent voice quality, is small and more concealed than any other earpiece.

IPICS 2.0

May 1, 2007
Cisco’s IP Interoperability Collaboration System 2.0 (IPICS) allows personnel within the same or different agencies to communicate across previously isolated radio, IP, and non-IP networks. Cisco IPICS 2.0 delivers a new, policy-based approach and support for more devices with "single click" integrated notification and messaging.

TREXPO West: Best of Show

May 1, 2006

Yes, the age of the tactical robot has truly arrived. So it's little wonder that robots were some of the stars of the show floor at the recent TREXPO West trade show in Los Angeles.

TREXPO East 2005: Best of Show

October 1, 2005

At each TREXPO trade show, the staff of Police fans out into the aisles in search of the most innovative police products on display at the show. Some shows are better than others.

More Tactical Communications Gear Companies

March 1, 2005

To supplement the story, "Can You Hear Me Now?" in the March issue of Police, this is an additional resource of companies that sell tactical communications equipment.

Radio Control

February 1, 2005

So, the next time that radio buzzes with an officer asking for help, resist the urge to pick it up and answer. Just head that way and get there.

Sorting Out Communications Chaos

November 1, 2004

If that wasn't bad enough, communications problems among officers from the 25 different agencies involved made it extremely difficult for responders to coordinate the five-hour operation that led to the shooter's surrender.

All Keyed Up

May 1, 2004

The advent of portable police radios severed the umbilical cord that tied a cop to his or her car. Portable police radios have since assisted officers with timely broadcasts of suspect information, expedited requests for fire and rescue, and saved lives.

E Team Crisis Management

January 1, 2004

This secure communications and incident management tool is fully scaleable with a user-friendly Windows interface.

Calling All Cars

November 1, 2003

The new system will eventually allow officers out in the field to immediately view color images, such as mug shots and fingerprints. They will also be able to work on their laptop computers outside of their cars and then connect them back into the cars as needed.

Another Great Police Resource

September 1, 2003

If you need information on law enforcement vendors and their products, you’ll find it on our Website.

Maximum Blitz: Super Bowl Security

April 1, 2003

Post-9/11 America is a tense place to plan for huge gatherings of football fans in crowded urban areas

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