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Product Update

March 2010 Product Update

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free in-depth information, visit us online, or circle the appropriate Reader Service Numbers on the Reader Response Card and fax or mail the postage-paid card today. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.

Command post

The Reeves Incident Command Post (ICP) Trailer is a unique trailer and shelter combination that allows law enforcement officials to bring operations directly to the incident scene. The Reeves ICP’s lightweight trailer is designed to travel anywhere, including off road, while its military-grade shelter can be set up within minutes by minimal personnel and is built to withstand the harshest conditions. Additionally, a flexible command console can be used to insert a department’s equipment—from tactical gear to communications equipment—or one of the ICP’s optional interoperability packages.

For more information, click here, and enter number 37.

Boat configuration Web site

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, a leading manufacturer of commercial and government fiberglass watercraft, announces the launch of its newly designed Web site,, aimed at helping law enforcement, military, fire/rescue, and workboat customers configure boats specific to their needs. The home page features a brief video that shows an array of military and commercial boats in action. Other site features include an easily navigable menu that showcases BGCP’s Boston Whaler and Impact RIB product lines and a Grant Opportunities page, designed to assist agencies in researching and obtaining boat procurement funding.

For more information, click here, and enter number 38.

Entry tool

Groves Incorporated introduces the innovative Back-up Entry Tool (B.E.T.). Invented by a Chicago police officer, the B.E.T. allows officers to hold a locking entry door at a multi-unit building open so that their back-up can enter without having to be buzzed in. Its automatic clamping feature holds the B.E.T. on to the door, creating a safer alternative to propping the door open with items such as pens, or rolled up newspapers.

For more information, click here, and enter number 39.

Combination handgun

Taurus is proud to unveil the revolutionary new Judge Public Defender Polymer. This scaled-down model of the Taurus Judge still gives the ability to fire the shooters choice of both .410 and .45 Colt ammunition, now in a size that fits in most pockets and also in a lighter, polymer body frame with new updates for improved handling and accuracy. This five-shot combo gun is ideal for short distances—where most altercations occur—or longer distances with the .45 LC ammunition. The rifling has been finely tuned on this small frame revolver to spread the shot pattern at close quarters or to guide the bullet to the target.

For more information, click here, and enter number 40.

Boot flexor technology

GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear Fabric has been selected by STC to enhance comfort in its new Lima and Zulu boots, which are engineered to perform in a broad range of climates. This new fabric and Gore’s patented boot construction improve comfort in three ways. First, the boots pick up less water and dry out faster, which reduces boot weight. Second, the waterproof fabric protects the feet from exposure to rain and inclement weather. Third, the boot’s construction increases the amount of moisture vapor that can escape from the boot, keeping feet drier and more comfortable.

For more information, click here, and enter number 41.

Extending tray

Shuresafe extending Deal Tray model no. 672350 is the economical security solution for cashier w indows, ticket windows, outdoor ticket and payment kiosks, and other high-risk areas. Suitable for walk-up or drive-through applications in interior and exterior environments, model no. 672350 features an 11-inch extending tray housing a removable deal tray for installation in countertops with a window above, in kiosks, or through other window arrangements. The face of the extending tray is equipped with a ballistic insert that covers the entire width and height of the wall opening for additional security in a closed position.

For more information, click here, and enter number 42.

Tactical pen

The UZI Tactical Pen takes something as trivial as a pen and turns it into a potential lifesaving tool. The most unique feature is the UZI DNA Catcher on the crown of the pen—the sharpened crown can be used to jab or poke an attacker, not only causing extreme pain, but also collecting the aggressors’ DNA, which can be used for future identification. Made from high-grade aircraft aluminum, the UZI Tactical Pen, available in Gun Metal Gray, is a durable pen for any work condition.

For more information, click here, and enter number 43.

Handheld tablet computer

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company announces its newest member of the Toughbook computer family and the world’s most rugged handheld tablet computer: the Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field. The device enables extreme mobility and productivity for field sales personnel, first responders, supervisors, inspectors, maintenance workers, and other highly mobile professionals. Certified to meet IP65 and MIL-STD-810G—with a six-foot drop rating—the Toughbook H1 Field offers the durability expected of Toughbook mobile computers, so users have the confidence to work in the most demanding conditions. With optional SmartCard, RFID, and barcode readers; camera; GPS; and Qualcomm’s new Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology, the device helps to maximize mobile worker productivity.

For more information, click here, and enter number 44.

Headset configurations

MSA’s CHIPS Communication System integrates with MSA’s Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) to provide communication configurations, clear radio communications, and hearing protection for areas where weapons may be fired. The system consists of a user-selectable head communication component, an intelligent PPT module, and connectors that interface with military communication radios and military intercom systems. Unobtrusive microphone/sound transmission system works alone or with MSA’s ACH ballistic shell. Unique design offers tri-com configurations and recognizes hardware changes with voice reminder.

For more information, click here, and enter number 45.

Storage and security doors

Ancom now offers Rollock tambour doors to fit existing storage or shelving. These doors are compatible with most manufacturers and are attached to the front of shelving using snap-on guide rails—eliminating the hassle of relocating files or other shelf contents during installation. Since tambour doors roll up and out of the way, they require less space than conventional hinged doors to operate. Available in a variety of slat styles, the doors can be locked according to security needs with something as simple as a padlock eye or as complex as coded electronic access integrated with existing security systems.

For more information, click here, and enter number 46.

High-performance firearms

MasterPiece Arms, the nation’s only true MAC-10 manufacturer, introduces the MPA 460 Rowland, a brand new addition to its unique and impressive product line. These firearms are chambered for the 460 Rowland Round. The 460 Rowland Round is a highperformance proprietary cartridge intended to attain .44 Remington Magnum level performance in a semiautomatic pistol or carbine. The 460 Rowland is offered in three varieties of firearms: the 6-inch 460 Rowland Pistol, the 10-inch 460 Rowland Pistol, and the 460 Rowland Carbine. ■

For more information, click here, and enter number 47.



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 3, March 2010. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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