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Detroit Police Radio System Crashes Again

August 21, 2013
The Detroit Police Department's communications system crashed and remained inoperable for much of the day Tuesday, marking the second time this summer the system has failed.

U.S. Marshals Service Lose Track of Thousands of Radios

July 23, 2013
Several marshals have expressed concern about the prospect of criminals getting hold of the missing radios and using them to gain intelligence on law enforcement activities.

Oakland Union: 'No Confidence' In Radio System

June 17, 2013
Several Oakland City Council members agreed to delay spending $3 million to upgrade the emergency communications system after the patrol union blasted the system.

Mobilicom Introduces Handheld 4G Communications Device

May 17, 2013
Israel-based Mobilicom has introduced the MCU-30, a miniaturized 4G mobile wireless IP communications device designed for public safety and homeland security that creates a secure and private broadband network.

First White Space Broadband Network Uses Carlson Gear

April 23, 2013
Carlson Wireless and Cal.net have deployed the nation's first independently funded commercial-grade TV White Space (TVWS) broadband network in California's Gold Country area, according to Carlson.

Albuquerque's Real Time Crime Center

April 22, 2013
The sworn officers who assist civilian dispatchers and analysts in the Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center typically rotate into the assignment after they've been placed on injured, restricted or light duty.

P25 Systems: Harris Corp.'s Enhanced Failsoft with Security

March 29, 2013
The term "failsoft" refers to any failover condition that causes a digital trunked radio system to not trunk. This is most commonly caused by a loss of the control channel that subscriber radios use when communicating to the towers to assign a resource.

Trends In Tactical Headsets

March 24, 2013

The evolution of tactical headsets has been a significant one. Within the past couple of years alone, we've seen great improvements in technology that affect some of the most important functions of a good unit: strong sound quality, comfort, and resilience.

Pryme Upgrades SPM-2200 Trooper II Mic

March 22, 2013
Pryme Radio has released an upgraded SPM-2200 Trooper II speaker microphone with an enhanced waterproof rating (IP57), so it can be submerged in water up to 3 meters deep for up to 30 minutes, the company announced.

NYPD Cracks Down on Radio Heckling

February 25, 2013
New York City police officers who use their radio to heckle fellow officers or commanders have been docked 30 vacation days and put on disciplinary probation.

Maximizing P25 Spectrum

February 15, 2013
The APCO Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standard is now ready for critical communications users. This further advancement of P25 was intended to improve upon the digital public safety radio communications standards used by first-responders, homeland security, emergency response professionals, and other agencies.

Ohio AG: 'Systemic Failure' Caused Cleveland Pursuit OIS

February 6, 2013
Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that a November police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of two suspects revealed a "systemic failure" of the Cleveland police department.

Wash. County Installs Tait Trunked Digital Mobile Radio Network

January 25, 2013
Tait Communications has been selected by Grant County (Wash.) Public Utility District (PUD) to install a Tier 3 Trunked Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Network.

Wis. Agency Chooses Pryme Speaker Mic

January 10, 2013
The city of Green Bay, Wis., has adopted Pryme's speaker microphone for municipal service departments, including police and parking enforcement.

Radio Equipment

December 20, 2012

Keep the lines of communication open with the help of new radio gear. View this gallery of products from leading vendors for law enforcement. Photos courtesy of vendors.

Next-Gen L.A. County Communications System Moves Forward

December 18, 2012
A joint powers authority will receive bids in January for the initial phase of a pioneering communications system that would, for the first time, allow Los Angeles County's 34,000 first responders and 17,000 second responders to talk with each other.

Early Moments of Conn. Shooting Heard In Dispatch Audio

December 14, 2012
Police and fire units responding to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday detained a juvenile suspect, located the shooter's weapons, and began setting up an incident command center, dispatch audio reveals.

Harris Corp.'s InTouch RPC-200 Smartphone

November 23, 2012

Like all other Android smartphones, the InTouch can also run apps, including Harris' BeOn push-to-talk app. Unlike other smartphones, the InTouch is designed to survive rough duty.

10 Things Officers Want to Tell Dispatchers

November 7, 2012

Previously, POLICE Magazine shared some things that dispatchers always wanted officers to know. This time, the shoe is on the other foot, and we allow field units to give dispatchers some advice.

Missing Boy Found with Help from App

November 2, 2012
An 18-year-old boy with special needs went missing from his school, but was quickly found because of a push notification sent out by the Clare County Sheriff's Department on their AppArrest mobile phone app.
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