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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 (adjacent to the index of advertisers in this issue), 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.

Prisoner control device

Myers Enterprises, Inc., announces the Stun-Cuff PCU (Patrol Car Unit), which stores quickly and easily in the cab area or trunk of the patrol car and uses DC power. New circuitry controls the automatic charging system of the unit and requires no maintenance. The Stun-Cuff PCU is placed on a prisoner’s wrist and is controlled by a wireless remote transmitter. The remote transmitter stays with officers in the front of the vehicle, giving them the ability to safely control unruly prisoners in the rear seat without having to stop the vehicle.

For more information, click here, and enter number 103.

Missing person tracking system

LoJack Corporation launches LoJack SafetyNet, which answers a critical market need for solutions that track and rescue people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down syndrome, and dementia. Designed to protect these people, LoJack SafetyNet is a multifaceted solution comprising a personal locator beacon (PLB) worn by the client, a search and rescue (SAR) receiver for law enforcement agencies, a database of key information about clients to assist in search and rescue, 24/7 emergency caregiver support, and mandatory training for law enforcement and public safety agencies.

For more information, click here, and enter number 104.

Methamphetamine detection device

Decatur Electronics, Inc., announces the ID-2TM Meth Scanner, a safe, easy way to identify methamphetamine or substances containing pseudoephedrine, a core chemical component of meth. The scanner uses ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy to detect trace molecular elements of meth chemicals. Officers scan substances or areas they suspect have been in contact with meth components. The ID-2 detects the unique chemical signatures of meth or pseudoephedrine as they react to the ultraviolet light. The ID-2 scanner weighs less than two pounds and runs on rechargeable batteries for over eight hours.

For more information, click here, and enter number 105.

Evaluation form template software

CFI Research Company introduces the Law Enforcement Evaluation Digital Form Program (LEEDFP). LEEDFP provides employee evaluation computer-based form templates developed for law enforcement agencies. Each form contains drop-down menus with justification phrases based on standard evaluation guidelines that specifically describe acceptable and unacceptable performance that can be copied and pasted into the comment areas. This special feature is designed to allow each report to be completed in only a few minutes. Users can quickly customize reports to fit their needs.

For more information, click here, and enter number 106.

Cellular modem

Colby Systems announces the Colby Cellular VideoModem. Users can now send live video, stereo audio, and four channels of bidirectional data through any cellular system to the Internet. Then, from any Windows-equipped computer with an Internet connection, sent data can be viewed by just entering an Internet protocol (IP) address and password into the Colby Console Viewer software. This modem is designed for use in situations where camera footage must be instantly accessible but where there is no wired connection available to connect it to the Internet.

For more information, click here, and enter number 107.

Women’s uniform pants

Elbeco’s product development team designed the Ladies Choice uniform pant specifically for women. Features include a contoured waistband that allows the utility belt to sit at the officer’s natural waist; a shortened front rise to eliminate a baggy appearance; side elastic for personal fit; an added curve high at the hip to compliment a woman’s shape; pocket depth that accommodates a woman’s reach; back pockets that are in proportion to the waist for better access; straight legs that leave room for sitting, running, and climbing; and a reshaped seat.

For more information, click here, and enter number 108.

Ballistic car door panels

Protective Products International (PPI) announces its Covert Ballistic Door Panels, developed in conjunction with major police departments and offering a level of protection that is rated to defeat most NIJ Level III rifle rounds. Engineered for easy installation, these lightweight door panels do not interfere with door or window mechanisms. The Covert Ballistic Door Panel enables law enforcement officers to have extra protection by just swinging open the front doors of their vehicles and using them as tactical shields from incoming projectiles.

For more information, click here, and enter number 109.

Sample collection kit

The Bode SecurSwab Collection Kit is designed to provide the simplicity and convenience of a kit as well as the effective and reliable sample collection of the SecurSwab. The kit contains the Bode SecurSwab S.I.T. Collector, designed for optimum chain of custody, efficient sample collection, evidence stability and protection, and automation of processing. Each kit comes with one SecurSwab S.I.T. Collector but can store and document up to five collectors. Additional collectors are available in bulk to reduce costs.

For more information, click here, and enter number 110.

Rugged notebook computer

GammaTech Computer Corporation announces the D15RP. Building on the success of the Durabook line of tough notebooks, the new D15RP is equipped with Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology and adds additional data security features, including internal TPM and hard drive encryption. Using an antiglare acrylic shield to protect the 15.4-inch screen, the notebook offers rugged features such as component insulation and a keyboard spill tray, I/O port protection, and a shock-mounted hard drive in order to protect the vital components of the system from drop, shock, and spill damage.

For more information, click here, and enter number 111.

Intelligence software

Memex has expanded its geographic information system (GIS) capabilities to include interfaces to both Oracle and ESRI. Law enforcement intelligence analysts use Memex to connect the dots on complex criminal activity. Fusion centers can benefit from Memex’s expanded GIS capabilities, enabling them to use their databases to geocode and analyze data; analysis is enhanced by the visualization and geographic features made available by interfacing with mapping software. ■

For more information, click here, and enter number 112.



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 4, April 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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