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10 LE Mobile Apps

March 27, 2013

Check out our sampling of 10 mobile apps for smartphones and tablets that will ease your patrol workflow. For full write-ups on each app, read our feature, "10 Great LE Mobile Apps." Screenshots courtesy of vendors.

10 Great LE Mobile Apps

March 25, 2013

It's difficult to find a police officer—or a person, for that matter—who doesn't use a smartphone or tablet today. While these ubiquitous devices can be used to communicate, watch movies, and play games, they have also become serious work tools that many officers depend on.

Police Product Test: LifeProof iPhone 4S Case

March 23, 2013

I tested a police blue LifeProof case on my iPhone 4S for a month for this review. And I tortured the thing. It's klutz proof and I believe it's also cop proof.

Modular Smartphone Case

March 18, 2013
Blueline Sensors' new modular protective case for the iPhone 5 has mounting rails for attaching tactical tools including extended-reach search poles, quick change lenses, and the company's own line of SWAT and critical incident tactical microphones.

N.C. University Introduces Law Enforcement App

March 13, 2013
The University of North Carolina has developed an investigative mobile app for officers in that state called ASSET (Arrest, Search, and Seizure Electronic Tool), the university announced.

App Review: First Responder Support Tools

March 4, 2013
The First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) app for iOS, Android, and Windows can assist you with HazMat spill evacuation and IED standoff distances.

CPI's iPatrol App

February 1, 2013

Get real-time law enforcement information anywhere with the iPatrol app. With the iPatrol app your officers on foot, bikes, ATVs, boats or working undercover can run information queries anywhere. They get real-time NCIC, NLETS, state and local law enforcement information without the need for a dispatcher or laptop. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by CPI.

iPhone 5 Cases

January 21, 2013
The multi-layered Otter Box cover for the new iPhone 5 allows access to all of the phone's features and buttons while providing near-rugged protection.

Micro-Times' Attic Clear Extendable Pole

January 11, 2013

Attic Clear was developed in response to a customer request. It all began when Micro-Times owner and CEO Tony Leonti got a call from Rich Burdick, a lieutenant with the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office.

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.

iHelp Plus App Offers Personal Safety Features

September 14, 2012
A new personal safety iPhone app called iHelp Plus offers features including customizable alarms, built-inflashlight, and GPS tracking to identify a user's exact location.

App Review: iCrimeFighter

September 14, 2012
The iCrimeFighter app allows field investigators to keep accurate notes while they work a case. The app is simple to use, and you can easily add photos, videos, notes, and a to-do list to your case.

Colorado Agency Deploys Citizen Alert Phone App

August 29, 2012
Citizens can download the free app on their Apple or Android smartphones to be alerted to natural disasters, dangerous weather, missing persons, traffic situations, and local crimes in progress. The app is not available on Blackberry or Windows phones yet but plans are underway for a release in the near future.

PoliceMag Launches Optimized Site for Smartphones

August 21, 2012
Patrol officers in the field can now view all the content on PoliceMag.com on a Website optimized for smartphones starting today. The mobile site presents PoliceMag.com content in a clean, easy-to-use format.

Cellebrite Launches UFED Touch Mobile Forensics Solution

June 27, 2012
Cellebrite's UFED Touch allows investigators to more easily extract and decode digital evidence from mobile devices including smartphones, legacy phones, portable GPS devices, and handheld tablets.

Calif. Chief Used 10 Cops To Search for Son's iPhone

May 24, 2012
Berkeley (Calif.) Police Chief Michael Meehan is defending his decision to deploy 10 officers to knock on doors in search of the teenage son's stolen smartphone.

Improvised Law Enforcement Technology

May 22, 2012

The recession has made most law enforcement agencies cut back on their purchases of technology. That means that all of law enforcement is having to learn what small agencies have known for some time. You can do a lot for less, if you put your mind to it.

N.H. Department Deploys Notification App

March 19, 2012
The Manchester (N.H.) Police Department will begin supporting Ping4's Citizens Alerts app, a notification tool that brings a variety of public safety alerts to smart phones within a jurisdiction.

S.D. Agencies Adopt Spillman Software

March 14, 2012
The Aberdeen Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Department, and Brown County Communications will become the first agencies in South Dakota to use Spillman software to meet the challenges of their growing community.

Will Police Radios and Smartphones Merge?

February 22, 2012

Many experts say the smartphone will not become a truly viable law enforcement tool until a new high-speed data (LTE) system for public safety is in place. But even with the current commercial cellular data system smartphones are playing a major role in law enforcement operations.

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