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 http://www.policechiefmagazine.org. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
Gloves for digital devices
The Youngstown MWG TouchScreen glove allows users to operate touchscreen
devices while keeping hands comfortable and protected. The glove was built with the understanding that in law enforcement—where hand protection is often critical—the time it takes to slide a glove off and back on could amount to crucial minutes lost. The Youngstown glove has integrated special technology into its patented glove design to allow calling, texting, and scrolling. It utilizes capacitive
material designed in the thumb and the index and middle fingers.
For information, visit http://www.ytgloves.com.
White paper about fraud
The Fraud Prevention and Investigation unit of Thomson Reuters has released a white paper that explores the growing presence of organized crime groups in health-care fraud. The free publication, From Drugs to Wheelchairs: New Technology Fights the Growing Menace of Organized Crime in Healthcare Fraud, offers details about the fight against fraud being mounted by government agencies and federal, state, and local law enforcement. It details the use of data mining and predictive analysis using search tools to stop organized crime groups.
For information, visit http://thomsonreuters.com.
Prisoner extradition services
USFE Inc. has opened its doors to sheriffs’ offices throughout the United States to offer reliable and budget-friendly extradition services. USFE Inc. understands the demand of quality extradition service providers and each department’s focus on budgets and, therefore, aims to combine excellent service and cost friendliness. USFE Inc. uses air and ground methods to transport prisoners, depending on the timeline needed. It is also available for emergency and last-minute transports. The company’s transport specialists have received extensive training in prisoner extradition and are from law enforcement or military backgrounds.
For information, visit http://www.usfugitiveextraditions.com.
Mobile data network
Criminal tactics are changing, and first responders need new tools to counteract them. With the power of public safety long-term evolution (LTE) solutions, law enforcement can prepare smarter, safer, and faster responses to next-generation crimes. New crimes such as flash mob attacks have been occurring with increasing frequency. Criminals are using technology to coordinate attacks on businesses and individuals, hoping to catch first responders off guard. But when first responders have intuitive devices connected to Motorola’s Next Generation Public Safety LTE network, they have the street-ready data they need to make smarter decisions, quicker responses, and safer communities.
For information, visit http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Business+Solutions/Product+Solutions/Public+Safety+Communications/LTE+for+Government+and+Public+Safety.
Traffic speed sign
The first product launched from TraffiCalm’s next generation of driver feedback signs for 2012 is the nine-inch matrix display Radar Driver Feedback (DFB) sign. The lightweight, fully featured traffic speed sign is built with highly visible LEDs. Designed to be the most affordably priced electronic traffic calming solution on the market, the DFB is suitable for a variety of speed reduction applications. The display shows the speeds of approaching vehicles using amber LEDs and is capable of showing speeds from 5 miles per hour to 99 miles per hour.
For information, visit http://www.trafficalmsystems.com/products.
Two-way satellite communicator
DeLorme announces the release of a major upgrade for inReach two-way satellite communicators. inReach users can download the latest firmware version to their inReach devices at no cost. Major product improvements and enhancements in the new release include extended battery life and recharging options. The newly updated Earthmate app enables world topographic map downloads. Originally introduced in November 2011, inReach is an affordable satellite communicator offering two-way personal text messaging with delivery confirmation, SOS alerting, tracking, and location.
For information, visit http://explore.delorme.com or http://www.inreachdelorme.com.
Software and training grants
Overwatch announces that 16 law enforcement and homeland security organizations are recipients of the company’s IM-PACT investigative analysis software as part of its Excellence in Policing competitive grant program. Each grant recipient receives IM-PACT software product licenses and standard training free of charge, representing more than $50,000 of donated software and services. Recipients represent university, state, county, municipal, and tribal agencies in 12 states. The number of recipients was expanded given the overwhelming response to the program.
For information, visit http://www.overwatch.com/products/impact.php.
Commercial desktop computers
Acer America Corp. offers new commercial desktop lines for business and institutional customers. Providing power, expansion, and security in compact designs, the Acer Veriton L4610G ultra small form factor and Veriton X2110 Series small form factor desktops are designed to deliver the speed, the space savings, and the value necessary for professional environments. Companies and institutions require efficiency in all matters, which includes their computing systems. Veriton desktops are engineered to provide a solid return on investment with room for updates.
For information, visit http://www.acer-group.com.
The 2012 Everyday Heroes Awards program is sponsored by the Fraud Prevention and Investigations arm of Thomson Reuters. The awards are intended to celebrate achievements by law enforcement, through the submission of success stories by Thomson Reuters customers who have made positive impacts on their communities with the company’s public and proprietary records search products. The most compelling story is awarded a $5,000 charitable donation on the submitter’s behalf to his or her choice of several selected charities. The nominations deadline is December 31, 2012; winners will be notified by January 31, 2013. ♦
For information, visit http://hero.thomsonreuters.com.