Maritime

  • Patrol by propeller

    "The suspect ... never knew we were in the air because that 120 is a very quiet helicopter. He had no idea we were [there] and had him on our FLIR screen the entire time." ...

    Article • April 2nd, 2012

  • Gerber River Shorty Blunt Knife

    Given that the knife is specifically designed for working on or near the water, I felt it would be best to test it while wet.

    Article • March 25th, 2011

  • Airborne Search and Rescue

    The quick location and medical treatment of the victims are crucial to the successful outcome of the search and rescue mission.

    Article • August 31st, 2010

  • Protecting Broward County Waters

    Since 1991, the Sheriff's Office has provided law enforcement services for Port Everglades, from the far east, to the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.

    Article • August 17th, 2010

  • ASAP Hurricane Survival Kit

    This week though, I am writing a review of a pre-packaged bag designed to provide a basic support system for two adults for two days (48 hours).

    Article • August 6th, 2010

  • Mustang Survival H2O Rescue Kit

    I'm not a weak swimmer but it's not my idea of a good time to try to pull a 200 pound man out of the water, and it certainly isn't fun to think about having to tow him along as I swim for shore or something that floats.

    Article • September 25th, 2009

  • On the water

    The many faces of law enforcement marine patrol

    Article • September 1st, 2009

  • Underwater sonar tech aids evidence recovery and protects police divers

         Drug smugglers constantly seek new ways to fly under the radar of law enforcement and counter-drug surveillance personnel while delivering loads of contraband. Their latest method: going underwater using "cocaine" submarines or divers to avoid...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Securing the nation's BORDERS

    Virtual border project hits snags, but receives an injection of support from DHS to begin anew

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • $urplus property

    Federal share-the-wealth programs help agencies stretch those shrinking tax dollars to the max

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Inflatable boats to the rescue

    Marine patrol fleets use Rigid-hull Inflatable Boats (RIBs) versus traditional patrol boats for increased port safety

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • Water Patrols and Thermal Imagers

    A TI can help officers monitor large bodies of water and long shorelines, scanning for boaters in distress or potential criminal activity.

    Article • September 26th, 2007

  • Emerson Knives in 2007

    This week we're going to take a look at Emerson's Commander, CQC7, SpecWar, and others.

    Article • July 13th, 2007

  • Essentials for the patrol officer

         When firearms, protective vests, holsters, flashlights and safety equipment are in discussion, they catch attention. But what are officers carrying besides safety equipment? The items in cargo pockets, shirt pockets and on the duty belt also...

    Article • June 15th, 2007

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