March 2020

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Hidden Costs of Technology

The patrol technology requiring constant data connection continues to grow and the costs for such are not always clear or predictable. Here are a few things to consider as you...
RAM Mounts
GDS Technology makes RAM Mounts products even more convenient.

Upgrading Technology for Patrol

March 19, 2020
Budget is an ongoing roadblock for just about every department. Getting new equipment may depend on justifying the reason to purchase new technology and creative ways to obtain...
Officer Media Group
The VP9 has a relief cut under the triggerguard, which allows the hand to get closer to the axis of the bore.

Is the H&K VP9 a High Speed Low Drag 9mm?

I tested the VP9, a full-sized mid-weight, striker fired, 9mm handgun.

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Image courtesy of SoundOff Signal.
The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with all SoundOff Signal lighting.
Lightbars & Lights

Contemporary Emergency Equipment for Patrol

Far more has to be taken into consideration when selecting an emergency lighting system than just how bright it is.
Officer Media Group
SHOT Show 2020 ran January 21 to 24. SHOT Show 2021 is currently scheduled to run January 19 to 22, 2021 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.

A Tour of SHOT Show 2020

Findings from the floor—from a few new firearms, comfortable body armor, an origami shield, to a couple modern weaponlights.
Steeda Performance
The Special Service Mustang from Steeda Performance.

Faster, Improved Fleet Units

March 19, 2020
Whether your department is looking for a sedan, SUV, or a sports car, these options all have something to offer.
Vigilant Solutions, a part of Motorola Solutions Inc.
Lt. Commander of Detectives Tom Joyce (ret), Vice President of Business Development for Vigilant Solutions
Ballistic Identification

The Case for Mapping and Visualization in Crime Gun Investigations

Whether connected to gang violence, domestic violence, drug trafficking, homicide or other criminal activity, gun crime is a real problem.
The Handheld Group
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Tablets & Handhelds

The ALGIZ RT8 Ultra-Rugged Android Tablet

Feb. 12, 2020
The Algiz RT8 ultra-rugged tablet is prepared for whatever the outside environment delivers — extreme temperatures, vibration, drops, water, and dust. Running Android 9.0 this...
Body Armor Outlet
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Body Armor & Accessories

BAO Tactical Level IV 10x12 Hard Armor Plates

Feb. 12, 2020
Be one of the first to get your hands on the new and improved Level IV 10x12 SA Hard Armor Plate replacing its best-selling predecessor. This new plate version is both thinner...
Kustom Signals Inc.
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Speed Detection

StealthStat II

Feb. 4, 2020
The StealthStat II allows agencies to discretely collect and easily analyze traffic data to identify and address speed related issues. StealthStat II is easy to deploy and utilizes...
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Body Armor Protection

The Maxx-Dri Vest 3.0

Feb. 3, 2020
The Maxx-Dri Vest 3.0 increases airflow for body armor ventilation to keep officers cooler while it also improves weight distribution of ballistic vests. This vest has easy, side...
Safariland, a brand of The Safariland Group
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The Cantable Universal Belt Loop (CUBL)

Safariland's Cantable Universal Belt Loop (CUBL) was designed for use with Safariland’s duty holster line to allow users to choose a custom adjustable cant position for their ...
The Spectra Shield series by Honeywell offers a high level of ballistic protection.
Body Armor Protection

Spectra Shield 6360

Jan. 29, 2020
The Spectra Shield offers a lightweight solutions to body armor on a LEVEL IIIA protection. The Spectra Shield® 6360, is an advanced ballistic material for the creation of soft...
Reebok Trailgrip Tactical 090

Trailgrip Tactical Boot Series

Jan. 21, 2020
All three models of the Trailgrip Tactical are built on a slip-resistant rubber outsole with an active traction lug bottom, great for durability and grip in a variety of terrains...
Advanced Technology Compliant Solutions | AEGIX Global, LLC
Officer Shield
Ballistic Shields

The Swift Shield - A Foldable IIIA Shield

The design of Advanced Technology Compliant Solutions' Swift Shield is based on origami (the ancient art of paper folding) principles that enable it to collapse down to the size...
5.11 Inc.
The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. 8-inch boot.

A.T.L.A.S. (All Terrain Load Assistance System) Footwear Series

Jan. 20, 2020
Several years in the making, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear series was designed with professional end users who carry considerable loads while on duty in mind. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear...
Deere & Company
The John Deere four door model.
Special Purpose Vehicles

Special Application Vehicle Line

Jan. 13, 2020
John Deere's line of Special Application Vehicles were built to suit the needs of federal, state, and local governments, and first responders. This custom line of utility vehicles...
Angel Armor LLC
Chevy Tahoe Context
Vehicles & Equipment

The AVAIL III+ Ballistic Door Panels

Jan. 8, 2020
Angel Armor's AVAIL III+ provide patrol officers with the next level of protection as they are engineered to defend against NIJ Level III Rifle Threats with additional protection...
Flock Safety
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LPR (License Plate Recognition)

Wireless, Solar-powered, ALPR Cameras

Dec. 10, 2019
These $2,000 per camera per year plate readers are able to capture the make, model, color, and license plate (partial, full, paper, temporary, or no plate) and are solar-powered...
Police Vehicle Test
Lightbars & Lights

Heavy Duty Police Truck Bed Glorails

Dec. 6, 2019
Smart RGB Bluetooth glowing truck bed rails from Glorails are made from one model design that is smart enough to detect the user’s location via their smartphone and is capable...
Federal Signal
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Lightbars & Lights

Light Bar Hook Kits for Dodge Durango and Ford Ranger

Dec. 5, 2019
Federal Signal's hook kits are available to mount 44", 45", 46", 51" and 53" light bars to the Dodge Durango and 44", 45", and 46" light bars to the Ford Ranger.
Motorola Solutions Inc.
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Radios & Accessories

The APX NEXT Smart Radio

Motorola Solutions' APX NEXT™ is its next-generation mission-critical Project 25 (P25) public safety radio with LTE for enhanced communications and data-centric application services...
Motorola Solutions Inc.
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ViQi - A Public Safety Virtual Assistant

Motorola Solutions' ViQi™ is a public safety virtual assistant that provides vital information to first responders in the field and allows users to operate APX NEXT via voice ...
Sena Technologies Inc.
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Headsets & Earpieces

10C EVO 4K Camera and Bluetooth Communication Headset

Sena Technologies, Inc.'s. 4K camera and Bluetooth communication system, the 10C EVO, features a slimmer form factor than its predecessor the 10C PRO, along with improved camera...
Orange Photonics
Lightlab Cannabis Analyzer
Tests & Kits

LightLab Cannabis Analyzer Portable THC Test

Oct. 7, 2019
LightLab, by Orange Photonics, is the only portable, cannabis tester which can accurately determine the difference between hemp and adult use cannabis (marijuana) in a non-lab...
Hi-Tec Intervention Inc.
Dagon Belt Ergo

Dragon Skin 100% Ergonomic Duty Belt

The Dragon Skin DUTY BELT's inner belt expands and contracts with the outer belt. All of the components have to work together: the inner webbing with inner velcro along with outer...
Valor Csm Xp8

Stone Mountain Phoenix Remote Speaker Microphone

Sonim Technologies has launched the Stone Mountain Phoenix Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM) with 10-Channel Selector and Klein Valor RSM with 16-Channel and Volume Selectors. These...
BlueRidge Armor
Body Armor & Accessories

The VADER-X1 Plate Carrier Platform

Aug. 30, 2019
The Berry compliant VADER-X1 plate carrier platform is manufactured using 100% military grade high strength Squadron laminate, reinforced laser cut fabric. VADER-X1 incorporates...
Wireless Communications Equipment

Integrated Antenna Series

Aug. 25, 2019
Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) announced the launch of its powerful, streamlined, tower-mounted Integrated Antenna Series for military, security and civilian users of ...
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Headsets & Earpieces

The N-ear 360 Earpiece

Aug. 20, 2019
The N-ear 360 is the most covert earpiece on the market. The unique patented design bends the earpiece wire close the ear in order to give a discreet, comfortable and secure fit...
Earphone Connection's ear pieces provide high sound quality.
Headsets & Earpieces

Earphone Connection Tubeless Option

Aug. 4, 2019
For the law enforcement industry, Earphone Connection has developed tubeless technology. After officer field-testing, Earphone Connection is now releasing a revamped version ...
Digi International
Wr54 Firstnet
Networks & Wi-Fi Technology

Digi WR54 High-Performance Router, FirstNet Ready

July 23, 2019
Digi WR54 High-Performance Cellular Router Tested and Approved for Use on the FirstNet Communications Platform
Icom America
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Radios & Accessories

The IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio

March 1, 2019
Icom's IC-SAT100, Satellite PTT radio is built for operation over the Iridium satellite "global coverage" network. The IC-SAT100 is the Icom’s first handheld (SATELLITE PTT) radio...