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Advances & Applications

November 2013 Advances & Applications


Where do the good ideas come from?
In this column, we offer our readers the opportunity to learn about—and benefit from—some of the cutting-edge technologies being implemented by law enforcement colleagues around the world.

Warrior Wound Care’s ORAL I.V. Helps Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Stay Well Hydrated

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has purchased the ORAL I.V. hydration aid product. ORAL I.V. works in conjunction with water to support hydration in environments or conditions where physical exertion or the possibility of dehydration exists. Deputy Mike Puente is currently assigned to the office’s SWAT division and serves as lead sniper instructor. His career has allowed him to teach and interact with multiple teams and snipers from all over Arizona and the United States. Being one of the largest counties in the United States often brings numerous companies to Maricopa as a test bed for products and equipment.

According to Deputy Puente, “ORAL I.V. was introduced to us about two years ago by Warrior Wound Care and has been used on numerous occasions. Working and living in the desert is hard enough as it is, but doing all that for extended hours on missions, in training, or conducting schools for other agencies, makes it that much harder. ORAL I.V. has allowed our team to stay on task despite extreme temperatures and extended hours in the heat. It immediately hydrates and allows us to proceed with the mission at hand. We have been so impressed with the product, that at every SWAT school or sniper school we put on, we are sure to hand out samples so the other ‘boots on the ground’ can also complete their mission of saving lives.”

Continued Deputy Puente, “When other teams and officers are having a hard time maintaining hydration or focus, we no longer worry about that because it has become common practice to take ORAL I.V. before a mission or a training day. Our office and specifically our SWAT team have never found such a useful and effective product as ORAL I.V. For our team, it is a necessity.”

For more information, visit www.warriorwoundcare.com.


LP Police Introduces an All New Investigative Database Website for Law Enforcement

LP Police has developed an entirely new design and online user experience with the addition of the newest data with billions of records.

All of the searches have been restructured to provide users with the most sought after information. This includes a broad range of search categories, comprising more than 25 new searches professionals are looking for. A new, all-inclusive report now contains over two dozen data points on a subject, so all of the information is in one place.

LP Police has applied more than two years of customer feedback and focus group input to perfect its new website. Subscribers can now search billions of the latest records to ensure the fastest and most accurate information every time. Law enforcement agencies can benefit from superior data and fast data access when it counts. Quick Tip sections on the top of every page assist investigators through every step of a search.

Robin Rodarte Investigator for the Santa Ana Police Department commented: “LP Police has been instrumental in assisting our agency with their information services for the past 6 years. The data provided is extremely effective in helping advance my cases.”

Joe Boofer crime analyst for the Scottsdale Police Department commented: “We have utilized your services for the past several months, the LP Police online service is regularly used on daily basis. I have personally been able to locate individuals, businesses in the course of my research investigations that I could not find with other information services, especially in the telephone searches. The cost of the LP Police online service is extremely reasonable and the customer service is excellent.”

The search results include full social security numbers, dates of births, motor vehicle records, associates, assets, licenses, court records (criminal/civil), phones, prior residences, real estate holdings, recorded bankruptcies, liens, judgments, businesses, and more in a secure, interactive, searchable database. Law enforcement and government agencies (federal, state, and local) are encouraged to experience the superior data, accuracy, world-class free “VIP” technical support, one-on-one training, and customer service from LP Police.

For more information, please visit http://www.lppolice.com.


Sarasota County, Florida, Finding Answers with New Fingerprint System from MorphoTrak

Sarasota County, Florida, Sheriff Tom Knight has a new tool that is allowing his office to find answers to unsolved crime cases. The county recently completed an upgrade of their 10-year old Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), installing the world’s most up-to-date and accurate fingerprint matching technology, the Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS), from MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Morpho (Safran).

The AFIS includes ten-print, palm-print, and latent fingerprint processing, and allows searches of criminal databases at the county, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the FBI level. The MorphoBIS system architecture allows the county to easily incorporate additional biometrics in the future such as facial recognition, tattoo, and iris recognition as needed.

“We are very pleased with our new system. Continuing our 17-year partnership with MorphoTrak was the right decision for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office,” said Captain Jeffrey Bell of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

“We are getting hits on old crime scene prints that were previously unidentified in our old system,” adds Brenda Viana, AFIS Supervisor.

“Morpho has continued to invest in increasing algorithm accuracy and overall performance for our AFIS technology. This translates directly to more crimes solved, more offenders off the streets, and improved public safety for Sarasota County as well as the hundreds of customers and their constituents that we serve worldwide,” says Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. “As the fingerprint provider to the FBI and the majority of the law enforcement agencies in the U.S., we are quite proud that our cutting-edge technology is helping create safer communities.” ♦

For more information, visit www.morphotrak.com.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 11, November 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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