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Product Update

June 2011

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product
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Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and
distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.

Traffic control arrow board

Work Area Protection offers the ArrowMaster Pro-Line Solar-Assisted Advance Warner, a versatile, low–operating cost arrow board designed with a 3-inch by 3-inch by 0.1875-inch mast to provide lower center of gravity for additional stability during travel. It is powered by a 210-amp marine, deep-cycle battery storage bank that charges by a top-mounted, shadow-free solar panel. The controller incorporates an automatic intensity control that keeps the lamps bright and has a rotary switch, full-mode configuration, and LED display. The sign’s frame measures 2 inches by 3 inches by 0.12 inches and comes with a 2-inch ball standard hitch.

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Search and rescue technology

The SafetyNet by LoJack service helps public safety agencies manage the challenge of searching for and rescuing people with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, dementia, and other congnitive conditions, who may wander and become lost. The SafetyNet service is provided at no cost and includes certified search and rescue training, access to a secure database of important client information, and specialized radio frequency search and rescue equipment. The technology can eliminate traditional searches that often require countless hours.

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Law enforcement discount program

Through its professional purchase program, Gerber offers exclusive products at special direct rate for specific military and government personnel. This program is exclusively for active duty military and reserve members, federal and local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services workers, and individuals who hold military retiree credentials. As participants in the program, individuals enter into an agreement with Gerber. After completing the online registration and faxing approved identification, each applicant receives a notice of approval or of denial via email within a few business hours.

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Tool-free sight elevation adjustment

Command Arms Accessories/EMA Tactical introduces the Super Low Profile Folding Flip Up Sights (FFSs). The FFSs feature an adjustable center post for elevation surrounded by two guideposts to assist in focusing the operator’s eye to the target. No tools are needed for elevation adjustment. The center post height is adjusted by a thumb wheel, and thumb wheel click adjustments are both audible and tactile. The lightweight polymer and alumnimum FFSs have a super-low profile when not in use. Their rugged design passes the Israeli military drop test.

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Matching grants

A limited number of matching grants are available to first responder organizations to assist them in developing and setting up improved security programs to protect laptop computers deployed in the field. The grants cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the First Responder Laptop Security Program administered by WideBand Corporation. The remaining funding for the program must be provided by other sources. To obtain funding, the first responder organization must submit a grant application. Upon approval of the grant, the organization will be informed in writing.

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Energy-efficient work lamp

Hella Incorporated releases its Hella Power Beam 2000 LED Work Lamp, which delivers energy-efficient and economical lighting, providing 2,200 lumens of lighting output while using just 43 watts of power. The Hella Power Beam 2000 incoporates 16 high-performance, long-lasting LEDs to create a powerful white light that is close to daylight and delivers close-range illumination for a wide range of heavy-duty applications. In the Power Beam 2000’s design, Hella uses its free-form reflector technology, designed to deliver more lighting output and precise beam placement than conventional lamps.

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Polymer hybrid frame revolver

A modern update on a classic design, the Taurus Protector Polymer Series is offered with either a classically inspired checkered grip that has the look of wood but the purcahse and dureability of polymer or a Taurus Ribber Grip. Taurus’s new polymer hybrid frame makes the revolver lightweight and easy to carry. This five-shot revolver is available in .38 Special +P or .357 Magnum ammunition models with blue or matte stainless finish. Additional features include a single- or double-action trigger, highly visible fiber-optic front sight, and an ambidextrous thumb rest.

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Portable entry kit

Blackhawk Dynamic Entry offers the Mini Deployment Kit. This compact and portable entry kit was created based on the unique demands patrol and tactical entry officers face today, including ever-increasing active shooter callouts. The kit consists of the Mini Deployment Bag with individual tool compartments for reduced noise signature and a secure carry of the Mini BoltMaster, the Mini Breacher, and the Micro ThunderSledge entry tools. It can be worn over the shoulder and secured by thigh straps for added stability during extreme body movements.

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On-demand notification with guarantee

Send Word Now, a worldwide provider of emergency notification and incident management services, annouces that its on-demand notification product is offered with a 100 percent uptime service level guarantee. Under the new service level agreement, Send Word Now guarantees that its service will be available 100 percent of the time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with no exceptions. The company’s web-based emergency notification service is used by a variety of agencies to provide incident response services for both routine and emergency communication. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 6, June 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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