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Ford is in the middle of a restructuring program that calls for numerous plant closings and significant workforce reductions. Here, Sanow notes that the future of police cars has almost nothing to do with sales of police cars and everything to do with other retail cars. With this stark and harsh business reality in mind, Ford has some excellent corporate news. In Sep 2006, Ford announced that the Town Car production would, indeed, move to the St Thomas plant. The Town Car may mean nothing to ...
The recipients of the 2006 National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors Best Dressed Law Enforcement Awards are presented.
Nanotechnology involves designing and producing nanomaterials by controlling their shape and size on the nanoscale. A new nanotechnology application called shear thickening fluid (STF) has been developed that can be applied to vests and other equipments to defeat ballistic and stab threats. Siuru features the liquid body armor, a police protective gear with STF composed of hard particles suspended in a liquid.
Uniformity Inc is Northern Illinois' fastest growing police and fire uniform and equipment retailer. It recently created a new standard for uniform retailing to enhance and meet its outstanding levels of customer service, product selection and aggressive pricing. In its new location in Northbrook IL, it features new unique products, enticing displays in their new customer-focused facility showrooms.
The funding of any equipment for law enforcement is a challenge especially to thermal imaging. While rapidly gaining attention and acceptance, its usefulness in policing is relatively undiscovered giving it mere chances to capture grant programs. Lord presents several practical steps on how to fund thermal imagers.
The photo departments of law enforcement agencies across the US face many challenges today and are leveraging advances in photofinishing technology to get the job done. Yet despite heavy workloads and limited staff, some agencies, such as Baltimore's Police Department, the Connecticut State Police Forensic Lab and the Miami Beach Police Department, are leveraging advances in photofinishing technology to get the job done. Joe takes a closer look at the digital laboratories of the said agencies.
Prior to the Sep 11, 2001 tragedy, the US was woefully unprepared for a terrorist attack on home soil. Since then, there have been many improvements in the response capabilities at all levels of public safety agencies such as the careful examination of threats posed by terrorist organizations and the development of protective equipments for any unprecedented threats. Oldham features several companies that supply protective garments suitable for use in a chemical or biological environment.
A number of companies are in the business of detecting and analyzing possible chemical, biological, or radiological attacks for emergency response. These companies manufacture equipments designed to test and evaluate substances and potentially harmful chemicals. Oldham features several companies that manufacture such equipments suitable for law enforcement use.
Armor Holdings Inc, a leading manufacturer and distributor of security products, tactical wheeled vehicles and vehicle armor systems serving military, law enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced that its Armor Products International Ltd subsidiary has acquired Hiatt & Company Ltd. Hiatts, based in Birmingham, England, is a leading manufacturer of handcuffs serving the military and law enforcement markets, predominantly in the UK and Europe.
ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, announced the recent implementation of an ESRI-based GIS at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Now, when an abused person calls the hotline, she quickly receives helpful information about nearby resources because ESRI's ArcWeb Services is at work. Information technology consulting firm Catapult Systems designed and developed the new call center application with ArcWeb Services.
The 16th Winter Deaflympics, to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb 1 - Feb 10, 2007, will offer competition featuring the world's best deaf athletes. The Deaflympics, founded in 1924, is the second oldest international multicultural sports event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games, which were founded in 1894. For the first time in their history, the Deaflympics, the Olympics, and the Paralympics, will have been held in the same city using some of the same venues. These world-class...
A few companies offer grant writing seminars, but one of the industry's leaders is Grant Writing USA. It provides seminars across the US, going where invited by hosts who want a workshop in their geographic location. Slahor discusses the coverage of Grant Writing USA when holding seminars and workshops.
A useful guide is available on the use of wireless networks. This was produced by the Global Security Working Group. Global works with information technology and interoperability issues. Here, Gordon provides quick tips, in order of importance, that one should take if one is setting up a Wi-Fi network.
It has been five years since incompatible radio communications cost first responder lives at Ground Zero. Five long years in which interoperability studies have been conducted, interagency groups formed, and federal grants to underwrite interoperability projects have been doled out. Careless examines the progress of interoperability since the Sep 11 attacks.
Firearms qualification requirements are great to have, but these qualification programs generally do not include comprehensive deadly force training. Officers need to understand the legalities of deadly force, they need to know how to respond with the appropriate deadly force option, and they need to be trained in realistic deadly force decision making through training scenarios. Nowicki discusses how an online or multi-media deadly force training can help police officers understand the legal...
Captains and other police administrators must monitor the use, condition, and appearance of an officer's equipment and uniform. However, while addressing these administrative responsibilities, middle managers must attend to the interpersonal parallels to equipment and uniform requirements as well. Johnson elaborates on the responsibilities of police administrators.
Officials are responding well to the Department of Homeland Security's initiative to create interoperable communications systems at local, state and federal levels. However, the effort to accomplish local, statewide, and national communications interoperability is encountering obstacles. Bates elaborates.
Police officers may have a hard time understanding the specifics of racial profiling because a clear-cut definition has not emerged. At least eight different definitions exist, all from reliable sources and all somewhat different. To this end, Petrocelli discusses how supervisors and the entire police administration can help police officers understand racial-profiling policy.
Although there is something almost quaint and amateurish about the tag "homemade," when it applies to explosives, they can be equally as deadly and devastating as the commercially produced equivalent. There are recipes and instructions for all types of bombs, explosives and incendiary devices, meaning that just about any disaffected adolescent can find the means to create lethal devices. Dowle explains why it's vital for police officers to have a basic understanding of homemade explosives.
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