Officer Hotlist Product Recap: First Week of July

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 (Wednesday, June 25 to Tuesday, July 1).

Articles, Reviews & Insights

If police officers involved in traumatic incidents, such as officer involved shootings (OIS), can benefit from this style of interview, it stands to reason that so can crime victims. And that’s where mobile device evidence can come into play. 
"Using Mobile Device Data in the Interview Room
Christa A. Miller, Mobile Data Forensics Contributor 

There are two problems to solve with respect to hot weather concealed gear carry.  The first is that shorts are a heck of a lot more comfortable than pants, but they need an extra pocket or two to stow whatever would be in our pants andjacket pockets during cooler weather, and they need to look normal enough to blend into our environment.  Which is to say, they should not look "tactical" or military, which too many do.  The second is that we need some sort of concealing garment to cover our belt-carried gear, including our handgun.  The dilemma here is that a very lightweight, flimsy (open front) covering garment won't conceal the paraphernalia very well, and it won't sweep out of the way reliably during a draw stroke, while heavier concealing garments are hot.  We'd ideally like a reasonably cool vest or garment that had enough bulk to conceal and move effectively. 
"Summer Options From 5.11 Tactical
RALPH MROZ, Equipment Review
More from 5.11 Tactical 

Whitepaper: Thanks to the State of Iowa Department of Transportation’s Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) system, Iowa has benefitted from rich transportation and vehicle collision data since its inception in 1994.
"Life in the Fast Lane: The Evolution of TraCS
More from L-Tron Corp. 

Purchases, Announcements & News

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), has engineered a Polaris® RANGER CREW® Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. A flip of a switch allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine through the integrated HIPPO™ Multipower™ System from the Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company.
"New Polaris® RANGER® Powers Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electric and Welding Equipment
More from Polaris Industries Inc. 

Kahr introduces their newest full-frame value-priced full frame firearm; the 9mm CT9.  Earlier this year Kahr introduced the CT40 and CT45, and with the addition of the CT9, it completes their value-priced CT Series. ...  The MSRP on the CT9093 is being offered at the introductory rate of $369 but only for a limited time.
"Kahr® Introduces the CT9 and at Special Introductory Price
from Kahr Firearms Group

The tourniquet, one of the world's oldest and most easily used medical tools, is making a comeback on American streets after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan showed how a simple, 20-second procedure could save lives. Now law-enforcement agencies nationwide are equipping officers with the blood-staunching bands in an effort to duplicate that battlefield success. 
"Tourniquets Make Comeback With U.S. Police
Ramit Plushnick-Masti, The Associated Press

New Product Launches & Updates

Havis Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, announced that the newDocking Station for the Getac V110 Convertible Notebook will be joining its line of Getac docking solutions. Coming soon, this new docking station will be compatible with Getac’s 11.6” V110 Convertible Notebook, in both laptop and tablet orientation. 
"Havis Announces New Docking Station for the Getac V110 Convertible Notebook"  
More from HAVIS INC. 

PROPPER INTERNATIONAL™ has released the 6-Panel Cap just in time for summer. The 6-Panel Cap is built with the same fabrics as PROPPER uniforms. “This ensures an exceptional color match and the same high-quality and durability our uniforms are known for,” said Joe Ruggeri, Vice President of Merchandising. With 18 different colors or patterns to choose from, there is something for everyone. 
"PROPPER INTERNATIONAL™ Introduces New 6-Panel Cap for Summer
More from PROPPER Int'l Sales 

Elzetta Design, LLC is pleased to announce further expansion in its line of weapon-grade Modular Flashlights. New Elzetta Alpha Flashlights are the smallest Flashlights Elzetta has ever produced but performance is huge!  Powered by a single CR123A battery, Elzetta Alphas produce 315 lumens with runtime rated at 51 minutes. 
"Elzetta Design Announces New Alpha Flashlights
More from Elzetta Design LLC 

Strong Leather, the leading leather goods manufacturer since 1932, is proud to introduce their new line of RFID Shielding Leather Badge Cases, Wallets, Credit Card Sleeves and ID holder to hang around the neck that protect against unauthorized RF scanning of personal and departmental information. 
"Strong Leather Company - RFID Badge, Wallet and ID Products – Protect Your Identity With Strong's Protective RFID Shield!
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, exhibited its new Briefcase Receiver (BCRx) and Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II) at Police Security Expo 2014.

More from Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC