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Product Update

2011 Exhibitor 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 at Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.

Border patrol boat

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) has introduced a new model in its watercraft and workboat market. The 350 Challenger is constructed to patrol the border between the United States and Canada on the Great Lakes. The first boat of this model was purchased by a 58-agency task force funded through U.S. federal security grant funds. Customers can select from hundreds of options—fire pumps, light bars, dive tank racks, and so on—to customize the vessel for any on-water mission.

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Next-generation research tool

Thomson Reuters presents CLEAR, a next-generation research tool with a robust collection of both public and proprietary records, now including criminal and arrest photos, to help agencies to close cases more quickly. Web analytics, a feature within CLEAR, instantly searches and categorizes social network sites, blogs, news sites, and watch lists on the Internet while a public records search is performed simultaneously. CLEAR also offers batch services and system-to-system capabilities for specific investigative needs.

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Database to monitor sex criminals

Third Rail LLC comprises former intelligence specialists and surveillance experts who harness and employ antiterrorist and investigative tactics to counter the threat posed by sex offender recidivism. The company’s mission is to minimize the ability of high-risk offenders to repeat their crimes. In addition to developing the Human Routine Investigative Technique (H-RIT), Third Rail has also established a supporting database to assist law enforcement in investigating sex crimes. The database is free for officials to use anytime and anywhere.

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Educational, career development programs

Since 1951, the Southern Police Institute’s mission has been to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners by providing educational development programs designed to challenge and prepare practitioners for the demands of their careers. The 12-week Administrative Officers course is an executive leadership development program that includes undergraduate and graduate options, and the 10-week Command Officer Development course covers comprehensive management training. Professional development options are conducted on campus or on-site at agencies throughout the year.

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Career opportunities

The Transportation Security Administration invites job applicants to consider protecting U.S. transportation infrastructure. Employees receive competitive compensation and federal benefits, including a variety of health insurance options, a retirement plan, and flexible work schedules. Vacancies exist for transportation security officers; the Federal Air Marshal Service; and positions in management, administrative, and professional areas.

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Online and on-ground professional instruction

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety announces Supervision of Police Personnel, a comprehensive course in first-line supervision that provides the cornerstone for managerial and supervisory positions throughout the policing career and now available both on-ground (SPP) and online (SPPO). SPPO activities and assignments may vary from the on-ground SPP; however, course objectives and topics covered remain the same, and those who complete either version return to their agencies having gained the same knowledge base.

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Online degree programs

Online bachelor and master of science in justice administration degree programs at the University of Louisville are designed to help individuals reach their educational and professional goals. The programs offer students the opportunity to take degree courses at times and in places that fit their busy lifestyles, without having to travel to class on a regular basis. Online programs at the University of Louisville are user-friendly, allowing students to interact directly with instructors and classmates through the university’s online delivery software.

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Intelligence-gathering system

New World Systems provides public safety supervisors and command staff with an intuitive and highly effective solution to enhance decision making and improve organizational performance and emergency response planning. The new solution, Aegis Decision Support, pulls accurate and actionable intelligence from within an agency’s public safety software to report, trend, analyze, and view with dashboards. Information can be presented in the form of reports, grids, maps, graphs, and charts to make trends and critical information recognizable immediately.

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Advice from public safety officials

Redstone Public Safety Consulting Group (RPSCG), a part of Redstone Architects, responds to the needs of communities throughout the United States that need sound, objective advice on how to continue to provide quality public safety services. RPSCG comprises active public safety chiefs, as well as other public safety specialists. Team members have experience in scheduling, budgeting, productivity analysis, consolidation studies, staffing requirements, communications, security, strategic planning, and architecture. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 8, August 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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