Officer Hotlist Recap: First Week of April

Without a constant feed of newsletters and diligent tradeshow attendance, it can be a challenge to keep up with the law enforcement industry. New products are announced almost every day. Equipment are under constant review. Departments and Sheriff Offices around the country vet and select solutions worthy of their budget.

The Officer Hotlist Recap reviews the past week with a shortlist of the latest articles, announcements and updates on (Tuesday, April 1 to Tuesday the 8th)

Articles, Reviews & Insights

Deadbolt Forensics released a statement on the increasing role of digital forensics in high profile investigations such as the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. According to news reports, FBI investigators were working with Malaysian authorities to recover data from a computer belonging to one of the pilots of MH370.
Deadbolt Forensics Comments on the Role of Digital Forensics in Investigation into Disappearance of MH370 
More from Deadbolt Forensics

A long time major player in ultra-quality and specialized American made ammunition may be a company you have never heard of? So who are these guys anyway?
Who The Heck Is HSM Ammunition?

American Built Arms Company, the firearm's industry's best kept secret, builds American-made weapon components for today's leading performance weapon systems
It's What's Inside the Gun That Counts
More from American Built Arms Co.

Purchases & Announcements

Spillman President Named One of Utah's CEOs of the Year
Consistent customer, company, and revenue growth among Lance Clark's accomplishments
More from Spillman Technologies Inc.

Soon to hit the streets of Ceres California working traffic detail - Ceres Police Department Selects Zero Motorcycles as their Electric Motorcycle of Choice
Read more of the Zero SP and DSP - Police and Security Motorcycles (2014), from ZERO MOTORCYCLES

Test results on the performance of automated age estimation algorithms, published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), confirmed Cognitec Systems' market-leading position in the face recognition market.
Cognitec Algorithm Receives Best Rating in NIST Independent Vendor Test
More from Cognitec Systems

2014 marks Peerless Handcuff Co. 100th Anniversary. 100 years bring an interesting history.
100th Year Anniversary - Peerless Handcuff Co.
More from Peerless Handcuff Co.

Six law enforcement programs nationwide honored for both image and comfort on the job
NAUMD Names Best Dressed Public Safety Departments for 2014
More from North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD)

L-Tron's 4910LR Driver's License Scanner has been authorized by the state of Indiana's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee for use with its eCWS and ARIES software programs.
L-Tron's 4910LR Receives JTAC Authorization for Law Enforcement Applications in Indiana
More from L-TRON Corp.

Denver RTD Transit Police Division to Improve Transit System Safety with Panasonic Integrated Security Solution
Solution delivers seamless wireless video offload, full HD video for improved image quality and staff efficiency
More from Panasonic System Communications Co. of North America

NextLevel Training to Showcase Top-Tier Training Pistols at 2014 NRAAM
Manufacturer to Showcase Entire Line of SIRT Training Devices, Including New SIRT 107
More from NextLevel Training LLC

Jonathan Findley driver of the No. 23 BK Racing/Dr. Pepper Toyota in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and development driver for BK Racing of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team is excited to have Vertx on board for the 2014 race season.
Jonathan Findley Racing Announces VERTX Sponsorship for the 2014 Season
More from VERTX

McNett Tactical now offers gear discounts to NRA Life of Duty members. Military and law enforcement professionals receive 15% off all McNett Tactical gear.
McNett Tactical Partners with NRA Life of Duty to Offer Gear Discounts to Military and Law Enforcement Professionals
More from McNett Tactical

New Product Launches & Updates

Multi-purpose dual-light
NSP-2422 Series Dual-Light (NSP-2422R, NSP-2422B)
The NIGHTSTICK NSP-2422 Series features Dual-Light functionality, which combines the sharp-focused beam of light produced by its LED flashlight with the unfocused floodlight integrated into the polymer housing.
More from Nightstick by Bayco Products Inc.    

Tactical apparel line 
Dickies Tactical Collection Developed with mobility and comfort in mind, key product features include mag pouches, pockets for documents and cell phones, knife and mic clips, and a loop for sunglasses. 
More from Dickies Occupational

New and Innovative Experiential Training Tools Developed For First Responders has announced the release of an innovative and dynamic training tool for military, public safety officials and emergency service responders.
Training cards for Marijuana ID and Chemical Weapons, from NEWDISASTERPREP, a Division of Mid Atlantic Industrial Supply

Trial period, no gas needed 
Zero Motorcycles announced a new three-day program to support law enforcement agencies.
3 Day Evaluations for Police Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies

A badge that increases security, decreases cost 
Heat transfer technology offers law enforcement officers a lightweight and permanent badge solution 
5.11 Tactical Launches Exclusive ChromaFlex Badges for Law Enforcement Apparel
Read more on ChromaFlex Badges, from 5.11 Tactical

Rechargeable pen light, via USB 
Lithium Ion Battery-Powered Model is USB Rechargeable Flashlight Pen 
Streamlight Introduces Rechargeable Stylus Pro USB 
Read more on the Stylus Pro Rechargeable, from Streamlight Inc.

$0 Body-camera start-up 
Innovative package includes Le3 camera, software, warranty and access to cloud storage: zero upfront costs, zero hidden costs, ideal for public safety budgets. 
VIEVU Unleashes 'Straight Shooter 25', a No Cost Startup Program for Cops Needing Body-Cameras
Read more on the Straight Shooter program, from VIEVU

Holster accommodates lower rail, triggerguard-mounted lights
Fobus Holsters new system allows handguns with lasers and lights mounted onto the under barrel rail or trigger guard.
Fobus Holsters Introduces the RBT Series Holster for Light/Laser Mounted Handguns
Read more on RBT Holsters, from FOBUS Holsters

LocatePLUS Announces Industry Leading Investigative Data, Skip Tracing Tools, Multiple User Plans, and a Brand New All Inclusive Report for Licensed Investigators
Qualified applicants can access searches that include arrests, warrants, instant criminal, traffic, sex offenders, OFAC and patriot act. LocatePLUS is connected to several different criminal databases, which access a wide range of information that include public sources, department of corrections, arrest Logs, county records, administrative office of courts and more.
Read more on LP-Police, from LOCATEPLUS

Dual-purpose light system 
The ability to use light to your advantage in a fight, not just in the dark but even lit environments, has arrived. 
L.E.O. - Next Generation Fighting Light System
More from Tact-Out Industries    

Modular bag with mag pouches 
Maxpedition proudly introduced the new Active Shooter Response bag with a fully modular front panel and with frontal 30-round M4/M16 mag pouches. 
Active Shooter Response Bag 

One rugged tablet mount 
The Harris RF-3590 Tablet lets you access a wideband network and share real-time information when and where you need to.  
Docking Station - Harris RF-3590 Tablet 
More from RAM MOUNTS 
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Push bumper for Whelen lights 
A new two light version is now available for the 2012 - 2014 Ford SUV Interceptor (Explorer), and a new four light version is available for the 2011 - 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit. 
LR Series - Push Bumpers for Whelen LINZ6 Lights 
More from Go Rhino! Products Public Safety Division