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Product Update

June 2013

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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.

Laboratory fume hood

The UniFlow CE is a full-duty fume hood in a compact size, which is designed to offer 50 percent energy savings over conventional hoods. The CE’s low-flow constant volume by-pass design maintains consistent face velocity. CE fume hoods are offered in 30-, 36-, 48-, and 72-inch widths and can be equipped with a wide selection of accessories to meet specific process needs. CE’s are constructed totally of composite resin for superior chemical resistance and can be supplied with or without an exhaust blower in standard or explosion proof models.

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New mobile app

Morse Watchmans’ new mobile app offers users an efficient way to manage control of keys while on the go. It enables authorized users to see a wide range of live information and to interact remotely with the KeyWatcher Touch key control and asset management system. Featured highlights of the app include notifications and events automatically sent to authorized personnel; real-time transactions and information for keys in use, overdue keys, alarms, and system status; administrative capabilities such as the ability to remotely disable a user and cancel an alarm. Key control is integral to the operation of a safe and secure facility.

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Rocky Brands offers Max Force Durability boots. The Max Force collection is designed to be comfortable and durable. The uppers are constructed of foam cushioning. The boots feature the Rocky Airport Cushioning System, which provides a shock-absorbing TPU heel and vented airports. They are also Rocky Waterproof and include an oil and slip-resistant Max Force outsole, for maximum traction and ankle stability while in pursuit. The eightinch style includes a side zipper option for easy on/off with a snap button closure tab for anti-snagging. A composite protective toe option is available. The collection also offers six-inch and eight-inch lace up, as well as an eight-inch side-zip option.

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Handheld metal detector

Torfino Enterprises Inc. offers the Metal-TEC, which is designed to enhance searches and requires only one hand for operation. A silent vibration alerts the officer to weapons, razor blades, handcuff keys, and even small pieces of metal foil (which may contain drugs) inches away, giving the officer a tactical advantage because it will not alarm the subject being searched (or others around them) that a weapon has been detected. It pinpoints the location of a hidden metal object and determines the shape and size of the object. A heavy-duty nylon holster and car mounting kit allow the unit to be carried on the duty belt or mounted in a patrol vehicle for easy access when needed. It has a simple push on/off switch concealed under the rubber grip, and its durable, high-impact ABS case is water-resistant.

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Pelican Products Inc. introduces the 95QT Elite Cooler. All Elite Coolers are built tough to exacting military standards and are engineered with rugged polymer exterior walls that feature an industry-leading two-inch polyurethane foam core, allowing them to preserve ice for up to 10 days. Additional advanced features include secure press and pull latches, a freezer-grade O-ring seal, and dual handles for easy transport and tie-off.

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Durable, Compact Tactical Flashlight

A bright tactical light can uncover unforeseen dangers, disorient a threat, and can even serve as a defensive weapon if or when the situation mandates it. The Nightstick TAC-500 Series from Bayco Products Inc. offers compact size (6.25 inches in length); brightness (a high-efficiency deep parabolic reflector and 200 lumens); ease of use (a multifunction tail cap switch, users can access a variety of settings with the push of a single button; includes momentary or constant-on, three user-selectable brightness settings, and disorienting strobe); and rugged design. The TAC-500 series comes in a variety of colors including black polymer (TAC-500B), tan polymer (TAC-500T), yellow polymer (TAC-500Y), and black metal (TAC-550B) and includes a rechargeable battery with a CR-123 battery carrier for backup power.

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Smartphone app

Circle of 6 is a smartphone app against sexual assault. With only two taps, Circle of 6 connects users threatened with possible sexual assault and abuse to a network of trusted friends using GPS technology, texting, antiviolence resources, and a commitment to support each other. The app is currently being used in 26 countries with over 55,000 downloads worldwide, and the Circle of 6 team is planning to continue its rapid growth both on and off college campuses, with advanced plans for expansion in Mexico and other opportunities being explored.

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Turbine engine

The IAC AR, Russia’s FAA equivalent, issued its type certificate for the R66 Turbine. With 22 R66 helicopters built and awaiting export to Russia, the long-awaited news was a cause for celebration. The Russian certification process, which began in November 2010, concluded in early March 2013 shortly after the FAA’s approval of the ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety) for the R66 hydraulic control system. Certification in Russia is an important milestone for the R66. To date, Robinson has received a total of 47 R66 orders from Russia—22 R66s are awaiting export, 18 are currently in production and scheduled for delivery later this year, and 7 R66 demonstrators were delivered to Russia prior to certification.

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Refurbishing police vehicle service

Wild Rose Motors Police Interceptors refurbishes the Ford Crown Victoria and has partnered with a leasing program specially designed for municipalities with a $1.00 buyout lease. Also the engines and transmissions are supplied by Ford Motors of America with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. Wild Rose Motors can also upgrade the Crown Victoria P71 rear and front suspension and breaking system to a higher standard then when the cars were new. A refurbished vehicle costs less than replacing and equipping a new vehicle. This enables cities and police departments to substantially save on vehicles and allows them to keep more officers on the street.

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Online training

Crime scene investigators, agencies, and those interested in forensic skills across the United States can now purchase Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, a 16-hour online course developed by the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC). The convenient and highly rated course provides a consistent training base to get new investigators up and running quickly. Intro to Crime Scene Investigation includes nine modules covering crime scene management, evidence collection and handling, and documentation. In addition, students also take a four-module Introduction to Photography course—one of the most important tools in the investigator’s skill set. ♦

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 6, June 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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