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Mobile device forensics can make a difference in many investigations, but you need training that teaches you how to get the most out of your mobile forensics hardware and software, and certifies you...


Sat, 2016-02-06 12:04 PM
Boca Raton, FL, February 3 - Cleartronic, Inc. through its subsidiary ReadyOp Communications, Inc. announces that the Tampa Police Department used ReadyOp™ for the planning and operational...
Wed, 2016-02-03 11:05 AM
Brownsville, TX, January 27 - To further protect children from sexual predators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has partnered with other South...
Fri, 2016-01-29 04:26 PM
Denver, CO, January 26 - Ten child-predator suspects were arrested last week during a two-day undercover sting operation led by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security...
Fri, 2016-01-29 04:10 PM

Michael Keane, Lyndhurst PD

Washington, DC, January 29 - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Police Officer Michael Keane, of the Lyndhurst (NJ) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Wed, 2016-01-20 12:15 PM
Oklahoma City, OK, January 12 - A large-scale methamphetamine manufacturing operation was shut down Saturday with the arrest of three illegal aliens from Mexico, and the seizure of 121 pounds of meth...
Wed, 2016-01-13 11:38 AM

CEO Craig W. Floyd and Mark R. Rosekind, NHTSA 

Washington, DC, January 6 - Last night, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund presented its Excellence in Media Award to FOX News personality Greta Van Susteren and its Distinguished...
Tue, 2016-01-12 11:44 AM

Blow & Go ignition interlock device

Los Angeles, CA, January 5 - The Alcohol Ignition Interlock Industry is experiencing tremendous growth as more and more states continue to pass laws requiring Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI/DWI...
Sun, 2016-01-10 09:33 AM
When firefighters rush into a burning building, it is imperative that they and their operations team know their precise locations at all times. Even with global positioning systems (GPS) and other...
Thu, 2016-01-07 12:29 PM

Kenneth Stokes, MS City Councilman

January 5 - In a strong letter to President Obama, the head of the International Union of Police Associations (I.U.P.A.) called on the President and the Administration to publically repudiate Jackson...
Wed, 2015-12-30 12:39 PM
Newark, CA, December 29 - Springfield, Mass. topped the nation with the largest reduction in New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire, down 60 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to ShotSpotter data....
Tue, 2015-12-29 07:44 PM
Montreal, Canada, December 18 - CN announced today that more than 1,500 first responders along its rail network have downloaded the AskRail mobile app to access real-time information about the...

Commentary and Opinions

As any Security Operative will be aware, body armor is a wide-ranging term that covers a number of products, and understanding exactly which is best for you can be difficult. Being aware of the different options available to you allows you to better understand how to keep yourself protected. However, even after you have chosen the correct style and level of protection according to the environments you will find yourself in, it can be difficult to know how best to care for your armor.
Body armor should be considered a necessary piece of equipment for all Security Personnel. This is not only because of the dangers inherent to their occupation, but because of the myriad benefits a bullet proof vest for example can offer. Protective clothing is more accessible than ever before, and the protection it can provide is unparalleled. This is why it should be considered necessary for all Personnel. However, body armor is a very broad term, and understanding what exactly is available will help ensure the right protection is utilized.
New York, NY, December 21 - Mr. Terry Gainer, Chief of Police, said, "The trend that is having the greatest impact is the emergence of new surveillance devices. Technologies such as drones, body cameras, license plate trackers, audio/video reconnaissance, and facial recognition are causing a large influx in data. This, in turn, is creating a number of challenges for public safety organizations with regard to data management and integration, evidence retrieval, and analytics.
Los Angeles, CA, December 9 -  The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) supports legislation introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D- FL), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, to strengthen internal security at our nation's airports.
Saint Leo, FL, October 28 - A new nationwide survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute found 86.8 percent of respondents either strongly or somewhat agreed that police officers should be required to wear body cameras to better assist in reviewing difficult incidents, while 79 percent said the U.S. Department of Justice should continue to open investigations of community police departments following controversial incidents.

Company News

Vancouver, British Columbia, February 1 - Cannabix Technologies Inc. is pleased to report it has exercised its option to license University of Florida US Patent 8,237,118 in the area of breath analysis of controlled substances. Cannabix entered into a research and patent option agreement with the University of Florida in July of 2015. Due to the positive results received on the FAIMS THC Breathalyzer development to date, Cannabix has moved to exercise its option to license the exclusive patent rights immediately.
Santa Clara, CA, January 26 - Aviat Networks, Inc., the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, has reached an agreement to supply IP/MPLS routers, microwave radios and services to a major Midwestern U.S. state public safety agency. Together with its partners, Aviat will help the state implement end-to-end IP/MPLS transport in the network and manage it with Aviat's ProVision network management system, a leading solution for end-to-end product and service management.
Although in-vehicle displays and tablets certainly exist, none were developed with the particular needs of police and fire personnel in mind.  Most were originally meant for point-of-sale, warehousing or other universal uses and then were later “adapted” for emergency services.
Seattle, WA, January 21 - TASER International today announced large orders of its Axon body-worn video cameras and solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. These orders were received in the fourth quarter of 2015 and shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016. Large orders were received from the following domestic agencies:
City of Industry, CA, January 28 – Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, has teamed up with the Memphis Police Department (MPD) to protect the residents of Memphis. Using a variety of security solutions to prevent and reduce crime, since 2007 MPD has deployed hundreds of analog and IP cameras and dozens of recorders from Hikvision to keep the city safe. With incidents now being captured on high-quality video, MPD has noted an increase in criminal cases being taken to court.
Cincinnati, OH, January 22 - Response Technologies, LTD. announces the release of its next generation emergency notification solution, Centurion Elite®. Building on its twenty years of experience in the panic and security field, Response Technologies has developed an innovative solution for combining multiple sensing and notification capabilities under a single platform. The Centurion Elite® will allow customers to consolidate wireless and virtual panic, mass notification, security, perimeter and environmental monitoring capabilities, all from one scalable system.
Huntsville, AL, January 21 -The City of San Diego Police Department has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for emergency call handling, officer dispatch and incident management. Replacing an outdated and unsupported dispatch system, the Hexagon solution will expand the San Diego Police Department's incident response capabilities through map-based views for calls, events and units in the field.
London, UK, January 22 - Reveal, developer of smart, efficient and secure body worn video systems for police, security and lone workers, announces the availability of DEMS 4, shipping now. The latest version of DEMS features DEMS Web, a browser-enabled version of Reveal's award-winning evidence management software for hybrid and enterprise deployments. DEMS users can now access, annotate and share footage using a number of popular browsers on a range of devices, and view footage from any device, including cell phones.

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The Netherlands, December 9 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection...

JW Fishers Pulse 8X has been rated the best underwater metal detector by the US Department of Homeland Security’s SAVER program. The System Assessment and Validation...

Sarnia, ON, December 16 - A research collaboration between Lambton College's Bluewater Technology Access Centre (BTAC) and Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. has led to the su...

Los Angeles, December 9 - AEE Technologies, a leading provider of body cameras and drones, today announced the availability of the P60 body camera in the United States. Followin...

Marlborough, MA, December 2 - In response to the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, Block Engineering is now offering a suite of products that can be used to p...

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Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.