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Military Surplus Gear: Abuse It and Lose It

July 10, 2012

Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.

Utah Trooper Killed In Fall During Rescue

July 2, 2012
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper fell to his death on Saturday during a search and rescue mission on Mount Olympus. Trooper Aaron Beesley was a 13-year veteran and tactical flight officer.

Deputies Search for Suicidal Calif. FBI Agent

May 14, 2012
An FBI agent thought to be despondent and possibly suicidal remained missing Monday after search teams hunted for him over the weekend in the rugged Verdugo Mountains of Southern California.

Thermal Imaging

March 2, 2012

A high-end thermal imaging system such as FLIR's Star SAFIRE HD offers law enforcement officers a powerful search tool for detecting heat-emitting objects across large search areas. The system offers a high-definition infrared camera mounted to an airborne unit that produces both EO (electro-optic) color and IR (infrared) white-hot images. Photos courtesy of FLIR Systems.

Delaware State Police Assist Rescue of Oil Tanker Crewman

May 4, 2011
Delaware state troopers assisted firefighters and paramedics in the air rescue of the crewman who fell into an oil tanker's 20-foot cargo hole on Tuesday.

Military Surplus Vehicles Aid the Fight

April 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies with these special missions can apply and acquire vehicles deemed military surplus for next to nothing. The vehicles usually require work to make them duty ready. Yet, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, as it is known, offers agencies access to military-grade equipment.

LAPD Selects Cobham EFIS for Copters

February 25, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell helicopters.

NYPD's Aviation Unit

February 24, 2011
The NYPD's aviation unit deploys its high-tech tools and operates as a regional resource to provide mutual aid to smaller surrounding agencies.

NYPD's Aviation Unit Rescues Stranded Cadets

February 21, 2011
Capt. James Coan deployed a helicopter and crew upstate to an Orange County cliff side, where Officer Steve Browning hovered his craft in 30 mph gusts, while the crew hoisted the cadets to safety.

Extrication Wrap

October 31, 2010
Protecto Wrap Company's Protecto Extrication Wrap is a new high-performance self-adhering membrane that protects first responders as well as collision victims from sharp metal and glass edges.

LEAs 'Creep' Toward Twin-Engine Helicopters

October 12, 2010
American law enforcement, unlike European counterparts, hasn't exclusively shifted away from single-engine choppers, Larry Roberts, a Bell Helicopter senior vice president, told POLICE on Tuesday.

Camden, N.J., Pays $2.25 Million to Family of Missing Children Found Dead After Search

April 28, 2010
Three families whose children suffocated to death after they accidentally locked themselves in the trunk of an old car have received a settlement of $2.25 million from the city of Camden, N.J. after they sued the city claiming the police failed to find the children in time.

LE Tactical Rescue & Escape Kit

February 26, 2010
Groves Inc.'s new Tactical Rescue & Escape Kit for Law Enforcement (TREK LE) features Groves' Rapid Deployment Pouch (RDP) and Combat Rescue Sling (CRS). The RDP's design allows officers to deploy the Combat Rescue Sling to extricate wounded victims without opening bags or pockets.

Maryland State Police Pilot Caused Copter Crash, NTSB Finds

November 11, 2009
The crash occurred, after "the pilot's attempt to regain visual conditions by performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at the minimum descent altitude during a non-precision approach," according to the agency.

Colorado Sheriff Uses Unmanned Aircraft For Search-and-Rescue Ops

October 30, 2009
The Mesa County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office has begun using the remote-controlled Draganflyer X6 unmanned helicopter to assist with search-and-rescue operations.

Thermal Imaging Camera

August 1, 2008
The ruggedized Mini Thermal Monocular-V2, Insight’s law enforcement camera model, assists in the detection, recognition, and identification of potential suspects or victims. Its compact, lightweight form and excellent image quality make the MTM-V2 a versatile tool for reconnaissance, surveillance, and search and rescue.

SWAT-PAK SCBA

April 1, 2008
With its black design and time-tested, fire-proven Scott Air-Pak SCBA components, Scott’s Swat-Pak SCBA provides SWAT teams with protection during high-risk search and rescue operations from hazardous chemicals or biological environments.

Emergency Flotation Device

March 1, 2008
The Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device was developed to provide temporary flotation for submerged snowmobiles and ATVs as well as up to three riders. It is designed to be manually inflated by an emergency first responder or the rider when the recreation vehicle breaks through ice.

Council Tool Company Form-A-Nator Tool

May 1, 2006
Council Tool Company’s new “Form-A-Nator” combination tool features a sledge hammer and a cutting/digging blade on opposite ends. The Form-A-Nator’s sledge hammer and cutter mattock blade are heat treated for strength and durability, and are made from one piece of forged alloy steel. The sledge hammer has a machined striking face, while the mattock has a tapered digging blade. Designed by experts in the concrete industry, the Form-A-Nator can be used for forcible entry rescue and retrievals.

AE Light PL14 HID Power Light

January 1, 2006
The new PL14 14-watt Power Light from AE Light produces more than 800 lumens of true white light in a compact beam, making it an optimal personal searchlight, ideal for law enforcement, border patrol, and search and rescue. The PL14 comes with a protective rubber lens and end caps to protect the device, and strap rings and a strap are included for easy carrying.
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