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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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Side Scan Sonar

April 11, 2016
JW Fishers offers side scan sonars in three different frequencies for underwater search operations. Rugged construction, powerful software, and simplicity of operation are key features.

Check on the Well-Being

April 7, 2016

Don't just take the call you are dispatched to at face value. You never know until you get there and see what your investigation brings up.

Knife Linked to Former O.J. Simpson Property Is Not Connected to Homicide Case

April 1, 2016
Forensic testing concluded that a knife reportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson is not connected to the 1994 homicide case, Los Angeles police confirmed Friday.

Suspect in Hit-And-Run Death of 9-Year-Old Girl Located Using LPR Data

March 31, 2016
Vigilant Solutions announced today that a state law enforcement agency used historical and commercially available license plate reader data to locate and arrest a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run death of a 9-year-old-girl.

FBI to Help Unlock Arkansas Murder Victim's iPhone

March 31, 2016
In what might be a landmark decision for state and local law enforcement, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case—a decision that will likely have agencies all over the country asking for help in similar cases.

Pulse 8X Metal Detector

March 7, 2016
JW Fishers Pulse 8X is a commercial-grade underwater metal detector in use by law enforcement agencies and military units worldwide.

San Bernardino PD Wins Everyday Heroes Award from Thomson Reuters for Response to Mass Shooting

March 3, 2016
For its resourceful police work and brave response to the events on Dec. 2, the San Bernardino Police Department was honored with an Everyday Heroes award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, at a ceremony earlier this week.

Partial License Plate Search

February 29, 2016
Find more vehicles of interest with the new CARFAX Partial License Plate Search.

ROV

February 29, 2016
One of the flagship products of the JW Fishers video line is the high-tech, but economically priced SeaLion-2 ROV. It's a highly maneuverable remote controlled vehicle.

Parabon Announces Snapshot Facial Reconstruction Service

February 25, 2016
Parabon NanoLabs' new Snapshot Facial Reconstruction Service produces accurate antemortem composite images of deceased persons from skeletonized remains. The service combines two complementary methods of estimating appearance from skeletal evidence: DNA phenotyping and forensic facial reconstruction.

FLEOA Blasts Apple's Refusal to Cooperate With FBI

February 18, 2016
Following Apple Inc.'s refusal of a duly issued federal court order to assist the FBI in the procurement of data from the phones of the terrorist attackers in the San Bernardino, CA, shooting, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association National President Nathan Catura issued the following statement.

Historical LPR Data Used by Missouri Department to Locate Homicide Suspect

February 18, 2016
Vigilant Solutions' license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and commercial LPR data are being used by Lee's Summit (MO) Police Department to improve safety for its residents, including the recent location and arrest of a homicide suspect.

Here's Why the FBI Forcing Apple to Break Into an iPhone Is a Big Deal

February 17, 2016
When U.S. Magistrate Sheri Pym ruled that Apple must help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the killers in the San Bernardino, CA, shootings, the tech world shuddered. Apple's CEO doesn't want to create a "backdoor" to let the FBI in.

License Plate Reader and Historical LPR Data Used in Homicide Investigation

February 17, 2016
An agency used its Vigilant Solutions mobile license plate reader (LPR) to develop a lead in a difficult homicide case. The agency then used Vigilant's historical and commercially available LPR data to locate the suspect vehicle.

Michigan Department Exonerates Two Individuals Using Fixed LPR Cameras

February 16, 2016
The Grosse Ile Police Department in Michigan used Vigilant Solutions fixed license plate reader (LPR) cameras to exonerate two individuals from wrongdoing.

Philly Officer's Shooter Loyal to ISIS Likely Acted Alone

January 15, 2016
FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that investigators were not currently seeking any other suspects in last week's shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Police Investigating If Philly Officer's Shooter Worked With Others

January 12, 2016
Federal and local authorities are continuing to investigate a tipster's claim that Edward Archer, the man charged in the shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, was part of a small group of men with radical beliefs.

Fishers Pulse 8X Metal Detector Rated #1 by Homeland Security

January 5, 2016
JW Fishers Pulse 8X has been rated the best underwater metal detector by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's SAVER program. In a comparison of the eight top underwater detectors on the market, Fishers Pulse 8X was rated number one.

Face Forensics Announces Tattoo Recognition System

January 5, 2016
Face Forensics has significantly extended its f2 advanced face recognition technology by adding the capability to match images of tattoos against databases containing them.

Police Robots on Land and Sea

December 28, 2015

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

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