Technology

  • It's quiet ... too quiet

    I shared the following store about my early days in law enforcement with some readers...

    Article • August 23rd, 2010

  • Techno Chiefs

    Have you wondered if some departments are becoming too techno reliant?

    Article • July 27th, 2010

  • Vandalists were here

    Specialized graffiti tracking software helps police show gangs and taggers the writing on the wall

    Article • July 15th, 2010

  • The Things Some People Say

    The challenge is to turn a stupid comment into a smart decision.

    Article • July 8th, 2010

  • Panasonic Toughbook

    If you walk around looking into patrol vehicles today you are pretty likely to find a Panasonic Toughbook, in one variant or another, mounted in a rack accessible to the patrol officer.

    Article • July 2nd, 2010

  • What am I going to do with that? Anything (almost)

    The head-mounted display headset Golden-i, from Kopin, brings the PC to your eye

    Article • June 30th, 2010

  • Bring the station to the field

    When officers are on a call what they need most is information in real time, with no irrelevant information to get in the way.

    Article • June 21st, 2010

  • Fail Zero AR-15 Basic Kit

    Anyone who's ever cleaned all the carbon and grit out of a well-lubricated rifle will understand how dry lubrication can be quite desirable.

    Article • May 28th, 2010

  • Regain control of video evidence

    The Toronto Police Service integrated a video evidence management system

    Article • May 27th, 2010

  • Texting Your Life Away

    From the classroom to the range to behind the wheel, texting while working increases the danger to you.

    Article • May 20th, 2010

  • Interoperable communications in the palm of your hand

    Technology advancements now make it possible to have a single, portable multi-band radio (MBR) that operates on all of the primary public safety frequency bands.

    Article • May 6th, 2010

  • The sharp edge of the badge

    As one of the most written about type of tools throughout history, this article does not look to be a comprehensive examination of knives and their uses in law enforcement. There are training, books, articles, entire magazines, Web sites, exposition shows...

    Article • April 30th, 2010

  • The IP edge for LMRs

       Internet Protocol has become the underlying technology for all forms of modern communication. Whether it's cellular operators delivering IP-based applications such as voice over IP (VoIP) and video telephony or 911 PSAPs, most everything in...

    Article • March 31st, 2010

  • Big stuff in a small package

    Whether they work up north in the snow, or down south in the heat, law enforcement officers perform their duties in a variety of conditions. They are mobile, and need the latest technology to do their jobs well. Gone are the days of paper and pencil. Gone...

    Article • March 24th, 2010

  • The many forms of a uniform

          Historically, the amount of time and thought put into a uniform design was not in keeping with the ratio of hours an officer ends up spending in it. Modern uniform technology has some praises to sing however. Today's manufacturers are...

    Article • March 1st, 2010

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