Technology

  • What do you look for in a magazine?

    I have a long time love-hate relationship with plastic AR15 magazines. Back in the early ’90s I jumped onto the bandwagon and picked up some Israeli Orlite and Master Molder Thermold 30-round magazines. I don’t even want to talk about the Orlites...

    Article • July 14th, 2011

  • Help is on the way

    Dispatch: “4 Charlie, 911 Wireless, area of Main and 1st, nothing heard, no answer on call back.” 4 Charlie: “4 Charlie copy.” A few minutes pass. “4 Charlie in the area of the 911 wireless. Nothing seen or heard. Code 4. 10-8.” Each...

    Article • July 11th, 2011

  • To find Jacob -- Coming Full Circle

    When Theresa Freitas of Haines City, Florida, talks about her son, Jacob Whitt, she sounds like any other proud parent. Jacob, a gangly, rail-thin young man edging quietly into adulthood, moved to Texas one steamy August day in 1997. An avid reader with a...

    Article • July 11th, 2011

  • A technological profile: Broadband over analog technology

    The future of public safety communications technology has arrived at the Yurok Reservation in Northern California. Thanks to cutting-edge TV white space technology, the Yurok community will soon bring its public safety network into the 21st century. These...

    Article • July 11th, 2011

  • Industry insight: Broadband data in public safety

    With more than 80 years of close collaboration with public safety agencies, Motorola Solutions has seen a great deal of change in the way public safety officials communicate each day. Communication and the ability to access information quickly have...

    Article • July 6th, 2011

  • Control The Message, Not The Social

    Tell your own story; show what traditional news media do not; correct what they get wrong.

    Article • June 7th, 2011

  • Dressed to the (ca)nines

    In September of 2010 Jeff LaLonde of the Buena Vista Police Department in Saginaw, Mich., and Zeus, his K-9 partner, were hot on a track. It began when a neighboring jurisdiction called in a home invasion. As they learned the premises was overflowing with...

    Article • May 23rd, 2011

  • Surveillance systems transform security landscape for cities

    City leaders, law enforcement authorities, equipment manufacturers and systems integrators gathered May 10 to 11 for the first annual Secured Cities conference in Atlanta.

    Article • May 23rd, 2011

  • No runway needed

    The role UAVs can fulfill in law enforcement

    Article • May 19th, 2011

  • The Care and (non)Feeding of Trolls

    The speed and expanse of news dissemination, and the increased democratization of the voices of its consumers, has become both boon and bane of this information age. Know how to effectively add your voice to the new media mix.

    Article • May 3rd, 2011

  • The Weaponlight Boogey Man

    By this time you’ve probably heard about the Force Science News report on weapon-mounted lights by Dr. Bill Lewinski. Specifically examined were the pistol-mounted lights with pressure-activated switches manufactured by SureFire.

    Article • April 19th, 2011

  • When Hi-Tech Becomes No-Tech

    It is not uncommon for an officer to return to the sergeant asking for a vehicle change because the computer in his assigned car was broken.

    Article • April 12th, 2011

  • The Technology Craps Shoot

    As the choices and options abound, making good buying decisions is getting tougher. I have better luck keeping my wife smiling.

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • A night on with the Axon

    I’ve heard it called a game changer more than once by law enforcement. What was surprising about it is it was unsolicited and said by supervisors unaffiliated with a company. These were real law enforcement managers with street experience and far from...

    Article • April 1st, 2011

  • Hot at SHOT

    Each year we have the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest technologies at various industry trade shows throughout the country. Hosted in Las Vegas the last few years, SHOT Show, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show and conference...

    Article • April 1st, 2011

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