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Raven UAV

November 1, 2005
Ever wished your department had a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle? Well, you probably can’t afford one. However, you can have a UAV. AeroVironment’s Raven is a hand-launched propeller-driven glider that can send live color video back to a ground-based monitor. It’s controlled just like a radio-controlled airplane. Law enforcement applications include surveillance, search and rescue, and other outdoor operations.

Heat Seekers: Thermal Imaging

August 1, 2005

The technology known as thermal imaging senses heat using infrared—a part of the light spectrum the unaided human eye cannot see—and displays it on a screen as images in varying shades of gray.

I See You

August 1, 2003

While running after a suspect, I charged around the corner of an alley and the guy hit me over the head, knocking my lights out. I really could have used a tool that let me see around corners that day. And now, today’s cops can have them: easy-to-use tactical video systems.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

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