Although they aren't as sexy as the other contemporary tools of law enforcement that make more headlines like body-worn cameras and high-tech forensics equipment, no technology is more vital to your mission than your communications equipment.
This could easily be mistaken for a music earbud and makes this a great system for undercover work. The microphone can be activated by either the remote push-to-talk switch or the main button on the radio itself.
As tactical situations demand the most out of a team, it's important to find gear that will help get the job done, ensuring clear communication, comfort, and resilience.
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.
Advanced communications systems for tac teams now include throat mics, nearly invisible wireless earpieces, and everything in between.
Each year at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the leading manufacturers of law enforcement products roll out some of their most innovative offerings. The 2010 IACP show was no exception. Here's an overview of some of the most interesting products we saw at this year's IACP. For more coverage of the show, pick up our December issue.