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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 Officer.com (Wednesday, April 23 to Tuesday the 29th).
Purchases, Announcements & News
The BearCat G3 was on display at the NYTOA Training Conference is a Four Door variant, which offers 5 entry and egress points on the vehicle. This functionality greatly enhances tactical response and rescue capabilities in tight urban settings and Active Shooter scenarios where protected access to downed personnel is critical.
Lenco Armor to Display BearCat® G3 at NYTOA Tactical Conference
Lenco also displayed its new BearCat at the 2014 TTPOA SWAT Conference in Houston, Texas, which features multiple tracks of instruction, including: field operations, weapon skills and enhancement, defense and counter tactics, advanced tactical combat operations, terrorism and leadership and command staff operations.
More from Lenco Armored Vehicles
"Richard White Piquette admitted in a document filed in federal court last week that he manufactured a Noveske Rifleworks N-4 .223-caliber rifle with an eight-inch barrel. Under federal law, the rifle's barrel length should have been at least 16 inches, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles."
L.A. County Deputy to Plead Guilty to Building Rifle
Source: Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Datron World Communications, Inc. announced the receipt of a purchase order from a U.S. military customer for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Small, rugged, and lightweight, these VTOL sUAS platforms are ideal for tactical users and designed to capture and transmit high quality video and images in the field.
Datron Receives Purchase Order for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
More on the SkyRanger VTOL sUAS from Datron World Communications Inc.
"A body camera video released this week shows Spokane County sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shot and killed him in a confrontation near the Spokane Valley Mall on Feb. 12."
Body Camera Captures Fatal Shooting of Veteran
Source: Nina Culver, The Spkesman-Review, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"The Idaho State Police can't be sued over a case of alleged "license-plate profiling" because the agency is protected by the state's sovereign immunity, the state of Idaho argues.
In the state's initial response to a lawsuit filed by 69-year-old Darien Roseen, Idaho is asking that the ISP and Trooper Justin Klitch be dismissed as defendants in the lawsuit, at least as far as Klitch is accused of acting in his official capacity as a state trooper."
Idaho Wants License-Plate Profiling Claim Tossed
Source: Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
New Product Launches & Updates
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV) joins the brand’s growing police vehicle portfolio. It goes on sale this summer, offering the same capabilities, efficiency and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special features designed for police use.
Chevrolet Special Service Silverado Joins Police Lineup
More on the 2015 Silverado from General Motors Corp.
Tacprogear, a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe, is proud to announce NIJ Standard 0101.06 Certification for Threat Level IIIA soft body armor under the Tacprogear and Tacprogear BLACK brands.
More from Tacprogear
VIEVU has partnered with Net Transcripts to integrate transcription and translation service into VERIPATROL, its highly secure video evidence management software, to provide rapid and cost effective transcription from video evidence collected in the field for later use in the courtroom.
More on Body-Worn Video Transcription for VERIPATROL from VIEVU
Chinook Medical Gear unveiled the TMK-IFAK, a new Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) for use in any tactical situation. Chinook’s TMK-IFAK offers a unique design comprised of a Pouch and Insert which can be used separately or combined into one complete system for quick and easy access to TCCC/TECC recommended supplies.
More on the Tactical Medical Kits - Individual First Aid (TMK-IFAK) from Chinook Medical Gear, Inc.
The E1D LED Defender is an ultra-compact 300-lumen flashlight featuring dual-output capability and self-defense enhancements. Utilizing a virtually indestructible high-performance LED and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, the E1DL is activated with a pushbutton tailcap click switch that also permits the selection of output levels.
More on the E1D LED Defender Dual-Output LED Flashlight from SUREFIRE
PublicEngines announced that it has added a new feature to its popular CrimeReports public crime map that allows citizens to privately register the location of their security cameras with local law enforcement.
More on Camera Registration for CrimeReports from PublicEngines Inc.
Rings Mfg. introduced the GLOCK 41 Gen4 and the GLOCK 42 Bluegun replicas. The GLOCKs are molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate them from live weapons. They are 1:1 exact replicas of the original GLOCKs allowing officers to train in safe realistic tactical scenarios without the need to use their duty firearms.
More on the Glock 41 Gen4 and 42 Bluegun Replica from Ring's Mfg. (Blueguns)