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Product Update



The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free in-depth information, visit http://www.theiacp.org/pubinfo/pc/ and insert the product number on the Reader Response Form (ideal when requesting information from more than one company). Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.







Stun control device
Stun control device
Myers Enterprises Inc. announces the Stun-Cuff Magnum 80,000-volt wireless prisoner control device. The Stun-Cuff Magnum is designed to be worn by persons under arrest or by prisoners during transports and trials and anytime an officer is unable to carry a weapon or must deal with persons under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The Stun-Cuff Magnum is a palm-size device that locks using a standard handcuff key. It is designed to be worn on the wrist or, during trials, on the ankle, where it is out of view.

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Aiming system
Trijicon Inc. offers the Trijicon Compact ACOG, a smaller lightweight version of the full-sized Trijicon ACOG aiming system designed for use by law enforcement tactical teams operating in close quarters. The system is designed to illuminate its reticle in bright light, low light, or no light at all without relying on batteries. It is engineered to be internally adjustable. The Trijicon Compact ACOG dual-illuminated reticle is powered by Trijicon's patented fiber optics and tritium-based technology. The reticle is available in red or amber, with a choice of a triangle, a dot, or crosshairs. It features a forged 7075-T6 aluminum alloy housing and multicoated lenses.

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Video and Web training
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) announces the availability of Safe Travel for Working Teams: Enforce the Law, a training video designed to outline appropriate response protocol for officers responding to persons who use guide dogs. GDB also announces the availability of Enforce the Laws: Protecting Assistance Dog Teams from Dog Attacks, an hour-long Web-based law enforcement training course designed to teach officers about guide dog protection laws and give them information about the frequency of dog attacks on guide dogs, liability issues related to an attack, and protocols for assisting a crime victim who is blind or visually impaired.

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Citation holder
Saunders, a manufacturer of document holders, introduces Citation Holder II, a redesign of their aluminum citation holder that is designed to include more interior space to accommodate the many sizes of forms that security and police officers deal with today. The new holder will fit forms six inches wide by 11 inches tall and features an internal divider designed to move easily to secure a variety of forms. The divider can partition space to store writing instruments or extra forms. The Citation Holder II also features a black Velcro strap to secure the unit and prevent any forms or papers from blowing away.

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Photograph ID card system
Polaroid Commercial ID Systems, a division of Polaroid Corp., announces a line of photograph identification card products that feature multiple software options, a direct camera interface, and printers with enhanced security features. The products are designed to be easy to install and use. New features of the system include contact and contact-less encoding for smart cards, reading proximity cards, and HID cards. Each printer model is designed to provide customers with a wide range of options, from the P3000, a mono, single-sided USB printer, to the P4000, a color, duplex, bidirectional Ethernet printer. And the printer supplies are engineered and manufactured to provide a high quality ID card print.

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Parcel Inspection system
Parcel inspection system
American Science and Engineering Inc. announces Gemini, a parcel inspection system designed to detecting security threats and contraband in parcels, baggage, and mail. Gemini is engineered to help security authorities discover hidden weapons, explosives, and drugs and is designed especially for use in high-threat government facilities, airports, and other security-sensitive areas. Operators simultaneously view two images: a Z Backscatter image and a dual-energy image. Dual-energy transmission is designed to allow the operator to quickly detection of a wide variety of threats such as guns, knives, and wires for IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. Z Backscatter technology is designed to detect organic materials, such as explosives and narcotics.

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Fiberscope
Sas R & D Services Inc. introduces Readyscope, a lighted scope designed to make it easy for even untrained operators to inspect and search equipment. The one-piece Readyscope is designed to feature standard 24- and 36-inch shaft lengths in 6mm and 10mm diameters and a fatigue-reducing lightweight handle. It comes in a lockable carrying case with foam insert for protection and transportation.

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Police glove
Franklin Sports, long known as the maker of baseball batting gloves, announces Uniforce tactical gloves, a line of gloves specifically designed for use in law enforcement. Uniforce gloves are designed to offer an array of material features chosen to meet the demands of law enforcement use: Pittards Parados leather, Kevlar liners, Hipora liners, and Coolmax liners. The gloves' tri-curve design is engineered to deliver a natural, anatomic fit.

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Backpack satellite system
Backpack satellite system
The Norsat introduces the GLOBETrekker, a broadband satellite system designed to be worn as a backpack. It features built-in intelligence designed to enable an operator to establish a reliable broadband link anywhere in the world, especially in remote, harsh, and hostile conditions. The GLOBETrekker is engineered to be fully automated, with both nontechnical and advanced users in mind. The system is designed for use by police officers, border patrol officers, crash scene investigators, search-and-rescue teams, and others.

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Digital camera package
Digital Camera package
Nikon announces the Coolpix DigiScope 8.1 photography package, which is designed to make high-power, high-resolution digital photography available to users of every level. The package includes the Nikon Coolpix P4 digital camera, a Nikon digiscoping eyepiece, and the Nikon DigiScope P4 digital camera adapter bracket. The camera features 8.1 megapixels with a Nikkor 35x zoom glass lens, Nikon vibration reduction technology designed to minimize the effects of camera shake, and a bright 2.5-inch LCD screen.

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From The Police Chief, vol. 73, no. 7, July 2006. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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