Officer Hotlist Product Recap: Early August

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, July 30 to Tuesday, August 12).


My test gun was the Ruger LCP Model 3730.  It has a brushed steel slide and a blued alloy steel barrel.  The synthetic grip frame is black and of sufficient grip length that I can get my middle finger and ring finger onto it. 
Editor's Review: The Ruger LCP - Pocket .380ACP 
By Frank Borelli, Editorial Director

Purchases, Announcements & News

San Jose police say what is believed to be the Bay Area's first police drone will only be used for bomb cases. Critics fear it's the first step toward streamlined spying on residents and gathering information without a warrant. 
New San Jose Police Drone Inflames Critics 
Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, announces that the City of Stockton, California’s BearCat® tactical armored vehicle (TAV) was instrumental in a recent incident in which three heavily armed persons robbed the Bank of the West and took three hostages. 
Lenco Bearcat® Tactical Armored Vehicle Plays Critical Role in Stockton, California Armored Robbery 
More from Lenco Armored Vehicles 

EOTech is proud to announce its first-ever Law Enforcement Trade-In / Trade-Up Program. From now until December 31, 2014, this program will provide law enforcement officers and agencies with a local in-store redemption, ranging from $100.00 to $225.00, when trading in an old agency-approved optic for a new EOTech Holographic Weapon Sight. 
EOTech Offers a Trade-In / Trade-Up Program for U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide 
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About 4:40 a.m. Sunday, a township officer on patrol along Dunwoody Drive near Phoenixville Pike saw James Myers' car parked in the middle of the roadway with his driver's door open and a black kitten just outside the vehicle, prosecutors said. ... The veterinarian gave the cat Narcan, typically given to humans to counteract a heroin overdose, and the animal recovered, police said. 
Cop Helps Save Kitten Drugged With Heroin 
By Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Daily News, McClatchy-Tribune News Service 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is introducing SmartWater CSI into three communities, relying on the proven forensic coding theft deterrent to catch and put pressure on criminals and the fences that buy stolen property. 
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Introduces SmartWater, Proven Technology to Reduce Theft 
More from SmartWater CSI, a business unit of TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple orders of AXON body-worn video cameras and the backend digital evidence management system. These orders were received and are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2014. 
TASER Begins Q3 with a Bang; Announces Orders for Hundreds of AXON Cameras for July 
More from TASER INT'L 

“How In-Car Video can help keep your officers safe,” is the title of CopTrax Video Product Manager Bill Switzer’s live webinar scheduled for 10-11 am Central Daylight Time August 21. 
Using In-Car Video, the Internet, and the Cloud to Keep Police Officers Safe is the Subject of CopTrax Live, No-Cost Webinar. 
More from Applied Concepts / Stalker Radar 

A New York City official is calling for body cameras on police officers as a check on misconduct, citing last month's death of a man who was put in a police chokehold. 
NYC Official Calls for Police Body Cameras 
By the Associated Press 

New Product Launches & Updates

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high-grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 65 watt halogen pole mounted remote control work light. 
Larson Electronics releases a Remote Controlled Spotlight mounted atop a 6’ Light Pole 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office unveiled new ways to talk to the city's residents Thursday, some as close as the smartphone they use to text and talk to each other. 
Fla. Sheriff Unveils New Traffic Alert Phone App 
Dan Scanlan, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Alien Gear Holsters has added another product to it's line of holsters for open and concealed carry handgun owners. 
Alien Gear Holsters Introduces The 'Cloak Slide' Holster 
More from Alien Gear Holsters 

Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions, is unveiling Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage. 
Pelican Introduces Pelican ProGear™ Elite Luggage 
More from Pelican Products Inc. 

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, and Spillman Technologies, Inc., a leading public safety software provider, today announced the compatibility of the Handheld Algiz 10X ultra-rugged tablet computer and Spillman Technologies mobile software. 
Handheld’s ALGIZ 10X Rugged Tablet Now Compatible With Spillman Technologies’ Public Safety Software 
More from HANDHELD 

USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has once again partnered with Cabela’s to offer four exclusive new designs for the Desert Eagle 1911G and Desert Eagle 1911C. 
Magnum Research® Partners with Cabela’s on Exclusive Desert Eagle 1911s 
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Lyman is proud to introduce a whole new line of Gun Cleaning Products designed with our 135 years of shooting knowledge and expertise. 
Lyman Introduces New Line of Gun Cleaning Products 
More from Lyman Products Corp. 

JETprotect’s non-lethal portable protection system, mSENTRY ™, just got a range boost to 3 miles line-of-sight and is gaining interest from government agencies and private entities. 
Long Range Protection Solution Tracks And Discourages Border Trespassers 
More from JetProtect Corp. 

Public safety software leader to host product demos at the APCO Conference and Expo. 
Spillman to display new dispatch solutions in New Orleans 
More from Spillman Technologies Inc. 

Havis Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, announced that its new Docking Station for the Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Notebooks is now available to buy. 
New Havis Docking Station for the Dell Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme Now Available for Pre-order Available to Buy 
More from HAVIS INC. 

Introducing ® IntelliSkin™ with GDS™ Technology by RAM® for the iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy. IntelliSkin™ with GDS™ Technology by RAM brings a global industry first to the public safety market setting a new standard in tablet and smartphone mounting and protection. 
RAM Mount is setting the new industry standard with IntelliSkin with GDS Technology? 
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Chamber-View®, innovators behind highly visual firearms safety products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the 9mm / .40 Caliber Non-Holster Semi-Auto Pistol Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) available now for purchase through well respected retailers. 
Chamber-View® Announces Release of New Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) for 9mm / .40 Semi-Auto Pistols 
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Brownells has released its own emergency and survival gear kits tailored to meet customers’ needs in specific situations. Each kit comes with its own bag, backpack or plastic box, and includes a Brownells ESG hook-and-loop patch or sticker that attaches to the outside and identifies the type of kit for quick reference in an emergency. 
Brownells Emergency & Survival Gear Kits Keep You Prepared, Save You Money 
More from Brownells Law Enforcement