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 www.naylornetwork.com/iac-nxt. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
Handheld electronic control device
Taser International Inc. announces the first shipments of its new Taser X2 high-performance handheld electronic control device (ECD) and an upgrade program for law enforcement. Taser X2 is similar in size to the current Taser flagship product, the Taser X26 ECD. It features a second shot for instant miss recovery, dual lasers for improved accuracy, enhanced power machine with more than 500 firings, and a warning arc that helps prevent conflict from escalating. Law enforcement agencies can trade their aging ECDs in by the end of the year to receive a credit toward an upgrade package.
For more information, visit http://www.TASER.com/x2.
Tiffin Metal Products Co. has expanded its law enforcement product offerings by adding the Infinity Wardrobe Locker. The locker is designed to allow complete in-the-field flexibility and has all of the venting capabilities of the Airflow Locker. It is available with adjustable shelves and a variety of interior component kits that allow the end user to create a multitude of configurations to fit personal needs. The complete Sentinel Locker line also includes duty-bag, mini, weapons, key-operated, hasp, and coin-operated revenue producing visitor lockers.
For more information, visit http://www.tiffinmetal.com.
Master’s program in criminology
The master of arts in criminology program at the Adler School is specifically designed to train practitioners to address current challenges facing the criminal justice system through a blend of coursework that focuses on the intersection of criminology, psychology, and social justice. This 36-credit hour, nonlicensure, online program prepares students to truly make a difference through examining the causes and the consequences of criminal behavior, while understanding the intricacies and the challenges of modern-day criminal justice systems and applying theoretical skills to address those challenges.
For more information, visit http://adler.edu.
Undercarriage inspection robot
Panoscan Inc. introduces the Ferret, a remotely controlled, undercarriage vehicle inspection robot that is designed to be easy to use, highly effective, and affordable. The Ferret is a low-profile robot camera designed to move effortlessly under even the lowest profile vehicle. It features a movable color video camera with onboard lighting. It works day or night, and it sees up and around hard-to-investigate drive shafts and deep into wheel wells. The product also features video eyeglasses and a belt clip receiver that allow for thorough inspection of a vehicle in fewer than 20 seconds. The Ferret’s hot swap power supply allows for continuous operation.
For more information, visit http://www.generalrobotics.us.
Gear Lockers by Salsbury Industries are constructed of 16-gauge steel, are 6-feet high, 24-inches deep, and are available with a standard or vented door and a gray, tan, or blue finish. They are ideal for high schools, locker rooms, sports facilities, police and fire stations, and many other areas where secure environments are needed. They are available as unassembled or preassembled and feature a durable powder-coated finish. The ventilated doors option includes a recessed handle and hasp for added security and can accommodate a built-in lock or padlock. Units feature two steel coat hooks, a coat rod, and a 14-inch high footlocker with a hinged lid.
For more information, visit http://www.lockers.com.
Video surveillance software
Digital Ally Inc. introduces new software, the MDC-750, that grants a mobile data terminal or a mobile data computer full control of the DVM-750 In-Car Video System via touch screen (easy-to-use, graphical on-screen buttons) or keyboard interface. This includes log-in, recording, microphone and camera controls, marking, playback, metadata display, menu access, and more. Users can monitor live or play back one or both camera views on the large laptop monitor. Video windows are individually scalable to enlarge either of the views at any point. If communication with the DVM-750 is lost, the video system buttons become active to allow normal operation.
For more information, visit http://digitalallyinc.com.
Laser speed enforcement device
Laser Technology Inc. announces the release of the TruSpeed S, a compact, affordable laser speed enforcement device. With a rugged exterior and state-of-the-art technology, TruSpeed S weighs less than one pound and has a binocular-style design. It is robust enough to handle the extreme conditions and situations that police officers face on a daily basis. Every speed-reading and menu option is displayed inside the seven-power sighting scope, giving officers confidence in verifying a specific vehicle’s speed without taking their eyes off the target. The custom BlackMask LCD allows visibility under both dark and bright light conditions.
For more information, visit http://www.lasertech.com.
Mobile information sharing
Digital HeadQuarters (DHQ) puts information sharing at the fingertips of every officer. The optional accreditation module for the DHQ keeps department managers on track according to automated timelines laid out for certification or accreditation. Tasks can be assigned to other individuals on the accreditation team for collaboration or review processes. DHQ’s roll call allows posts to include any digital file as an attachment. Photos, videos, or bulletins give officers clear and definitive information. Paired with an optional video projector or a large-screen display, standing roll call becomes interactive and dynamic.
For more information, visit http://www.policedhq.com.
Master’s program in information assurance
Regis University’s master of science in information assurance degree program offers information technology professionals training to ensure that the confidentiality, the integrity, and the availability of sensitive and private data are protected. The curriculum for the degree is modeled on the guidelines provided by the National Security agency and incorporates the 10 domains of knowledge emphasized by the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification standard. Students learn about architecture security and its planning, infrastructure, design, and implementation; risk management and system auditing; and disaster and continuity planning, among other topics.
For more information, visit http://cps.regis.edu/degrees-masters-info-assurance.php.
Evidence collection system
Bode Technology has developed
innovative evidence collection systems that integrate the collection, the labeling, the protection, the preservation, the transportation, the processing, and the storage of DNA evidence. Bode Secur-Swab requires only gloves and a transport pouch to be a complete collection system. It is designed with a protective tube, bar code labels, integrated desiccants, a plastic barrel over the shaft, and a human DNA–free swab. This design provides a simple system to protect and preserve evidence, simplifies chain of custody, ensures the shaft will not break during collection, and minimizes contamination.
For more information, visit http://www.bodetech.com.
Clear ballistic takedown shields from Armored Solutions are manufactured using scratch-resistant polycarbonate material and offer no-spall protection. All Armored Solutions–manufactured shields are standard with an ambidextrous handle, carrying strap, and storage bag. The company’s ballistic and takedown shields are individually manufactured and can be customized to meet any department’s size and ballistic requirements. An optional rechargeable light can be added. The ballistic entry and takedown shields comply with NIJ 0108.01 standards and have a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. ■
For more information, visit http://www.armoredsolutions.com.