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Understanding the Concept of WIN

By Dale Stockton

What’s Important Now?
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Using Law Enforcement Ethics

By Steve Albrecht

Make discipline more concrete
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Implicit Bias in Policing: Part Three

By Randy Means, Thompson, Paul

Part One identified and examined three of the challenges of implicit bias. Part Two provided examples and studies of bias in decision-making. Part Three makes suggestions for how law enforcement organ...
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Data911 Multi-Function Display Interface System

By O'Reilly, Tina

The new Data911 Multi-Function Display Interface (MDI) System enhances any Windows-driven laptop, tablet or comparable mobile device with a USB port using the device as the main CPU source.
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Welcome to San Diego!

By Law and Order Staff

The 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on Oct. 15–18, 2016.
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IACP 2016 Schedule At A Glance

By Law and Order Staff

2016 IACP Schedule At A Glance
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Predictive Policing

By Kathy Marks

When done right, departments using predictive policing solutions have not been overwhelmed by complaints about profiling or other concerns. Predictive policing is not targeting individuals but rather...
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Officer Safety – The Leader’s Role

By Dale Stockton

Officer safety is everyone’s job including front line supervisors and FTOs. However, this is definitely an area where the buck stops on the leader’s desk. Take steps today to address areas of weakness...
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Public Safety Versus Revenue Center

By Petras, Christopher, Lisa Grace

Your department mission statement says to ‘Serve and Protect’ but, in reality, is it to ‘Serve as a Revenue Center’ instead? Here is how to detangling budget politics from public safety.
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Rising Above Adversity

By Guerin, Larry

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Jean Baptiste Moliere
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Homeland Security: The Belt Railway

By Kathy Marks

The Belt Railway is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad station in the United States. Security for this critical infrastructure comes from a cooperative of public sector and private s...
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Source of Good Ideas

By Terry, Dan

Solutions can be found when the input from those officers on the front line, in the streets, who come face to face with the problems of the community, are encouraged and cultivated. The police leader ...
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Grant Writing Guide for 2016-2017

By Stephenie Slahor

Whether city, county, state or tribal law enforcement, the fact remains that grants can provide a useful source of funds when the budgets are tight but projects are worthy. Public and private grant fu...
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Police Discipline: Part Four, Steps of Progressive Discipline

By Koziol, Joseph

The internal affairs function is a three-step process. First, properly handling the complaint. Second, conducting a complete investigation interview. Third, carrying out an effective discipline. This ...
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CFM 11 Tablet

By Romig, Hilary

Cap Fleet Mobility and Durabook team up.
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  • Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex

    Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex

    For Immediate Release Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex St Louis, MO USA—April 16, 2015 Code 3, Inc Diane ...

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  • New Ford Police Interceptor Debuts at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    New Ford Police Interceptor Debuts at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2015 – Ford will unveil the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle at the Chicago Auto Sho...

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    The C.H.A.M.P.™, #128, is a new holster concept from DeSantis Gunhide®. Moving just one screw will change this mode...

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  • Warson Brands: Reebok Dauntless Ultra-Light Series

    Warson Brands: Reebok Dauntless Ultra-Light Series

    St. Louis, MO (January 13, 2015) –Warson Brands, manufacturers of quality military and tactical footwear and exclu...

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  • Lenco Armored Vehicles Introduces the BearCat® Tactical SUV

    Lenco Armored Vehicles Introduces the BearCat® Tactical SUV

    Lenco Armored Vehicles introduces the BearCat® Tactical SUV Combines proven armor protection and performance in a lower ...

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  • Code 3 Introduces the Banshee Siren Amplifer

    Code 3 Introduces the Banshee Siren Amplifer

    Code 3 Introduces the Banshee Siren Amplifer Code 3, Inc., has introduced a new amplifier system that significantly changes...

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  • 2015 Ford F150 Supercab Under Rear Seat Lockbox

    July 1, 2015

    2015 Ford F150 Supercab Under Rear Seat Lockbox Tuffy Part Number 319 This high security 16 gauge steel security lockbox mounts under the rear seat in a 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCab (Extended Cab). The full width formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 3000 cubic inches of lockable storage. Itís secured contents are easily accessed by flipping either or both of the rear seat(s) up and opening the corresponding lid(s). The unique design allows the full width to be used to stow firearms or other long items.  Featuring Tuffyís Pry-Guard Locking System with a 10 tumbler double bitted security lock with built in weather seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design making it easier to operate the seat releases as well as aiding passenger ingress and egress. The innovative mounting system is only accessed from inside the box. When additional floor space is needed the entire lockbox can be removed in seconds without the need for any tools. Mounts inconspicuously under the seat out of apparent site of would be thieves. Is quickly and easily installed using the factory hardware without drilling. FEATURES: Over 3000 Cubic inches of lockable storage space. Exclusive 10 tumbler double bitted lock with built in weather seals. Pry-Guard locking system featuring 1/8" thick welded steel components. Stealthy design is hidden under the seat from prying eyes. Welded 16 Gauge steel construction and durable texture powder coat finish. Weather resistant lid design incorporates an exclusive Pin-Lock hinging system with built-in lid stop for added security. The innovative mounting system permits removal from vehicle in seconds from inside the box when unlocked without the need for tools. Mounting hardware provided. Quick and easy install does not require drilling. Weather & dust seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design making it easier to operate the seat releases as well as aiding passenger access. FITS: F150 SuperCab (Extended Cab) 2015+ Part #: 319 Price: $319.00

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  • Code 3®, Inc. Introduces 2016 Ford PI Utility Products

    June 12, 2015

    Code 3 Introduces 2016 Ford PI Utility Products Code 3®, Inc. introduces a complete set of lights and sirens for the 2016 Ford PI Utility. From lightbar to grille, speaker, and mirror lights, Code 3 is ready to outfit your new 2016 PI Utility! Code 3’s custom fit SuperVisor® Torus features a thin design that remains unseen until energized to help keep the vehicle as stealthy as possible, while an array of XT, TREX, MR, and ChaseTM series lights are a perfect addition to the side mirrors, push bumper, rear window, license plate and grille for those looking maximize their visibility. Code 3's popular upper-windshield CitadelTM looks great on the PI Utility. The CitadelTM is easily installed underneath the rear spoiler and provides maximum rear window visibility while at the same time eliminating any possibility of interior backflash. Along with license plate lighting, MR6 lights in the bumper and Hide-A- Blast tail tights, Code 3 has everything you need to make your vehicle as visible as possible. Lighting products such as the SD24 or MR6 are mounted inside the lift gate for added safety lighting.Code 3’s C3100 speakers feature highly efficient American drivers that are lightweight, yet rugged and weather-resistant and are housed in a compact, low profile design. Most lighting products are available with both chrome and black bezels. For a complete listing of the new 2016 Ford PI Utility lightheads and brackets, visit code3esg.com or call Code 3 Customer Service at (314) 426-2700. ### Established in 1974, Code 3 Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of emergency lighting and warning products for police, fire, emergency response, utility and industrial applications in Saint Louis, MO. Code 3 Inc. is a member of ECCO Safety Group (ESG).

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  • Michigan’s Shiawassee County: County Cuts Cop Couriers From Warrant Requests

    May 1, 2015

    County Cuts Cop Couriers From Warrant Requests By Shiawassee Chief Assistant County Prosecutor Daniel Nees and Tim Wacker Police in Michigan’s Shiawassee County called it the “Prosecutor Run.” A trip made twice daily by officers from Shiawassee’s 16 police departments to the county prosecutor’s office to drop off the paperwork required to issue arrest warrants. The Prosecutor Run took hours from an officer’s workday while adding wear and tear on patrol cars and gas to the costs incurred by each department conducting them. Then there was the cost Shiawassee’s communities bore of not having those officers on the streets doing the jobs they are trained to do. All that and a lot more in the rigidly run process of issuing warrant requests have been eliminated or automated by computer commands now being executed by a county-run software system. "Warrant requests were a pretty involved process for us prior to going with the county’s Laserfiche ECM program,” says Shiawassee Sheriff’s Lt. Walter McPherson, referring to the software system the prosecutor’s office opened to law enforcement agencies last year. “Before that, an officer would spend two or three hours every day running the paperwork back and forth, longer if it was a complicated case. Now department secretaries do it all electronically.” Secretaries could also conduct the Prosecutor Run for much less cost than dispatching officers in patrol cars, but confidentiality and numerous other legalities involved in processing warrant requests prohibits that. So, the Prosecutor Run was seen as an inevitable expense costing 300 to 500 hours per week that police spent carrying paperwork back and forth. The Prosecutor Run was also an unacceptable expense in this age of computer automation. That was how national Laserfiche ECM reseller General Code put it in a presentation to the Shiawassee County prosecutor's office in mid-2013. At that time, the prosecutor's office was using an entirely paper-based records management system contained in rows of metal filing cabinets. The county knew it could realize considerable labor savings by converting the paper documents into electronic records, thereby eliminating the filing cabinets. General Code vice president of strategy, Daniel Foster, pointed out even greater labor savings is available from the numerous software modules within the system which can automate the handling of those electronic images once they are converted. Foster first proposed using Laserfiche ECM’s Workflow module to eliminate the Prosecutor Run. By opening up police department access to the county system, the warrant requests officers were carrying back and forth could be transferred in seconds via computer PDF files and email. It took General Code technicians a few weeks to make those connections using Workflow, but when it was finished so was the Prosecutor Run. General Code wasn’t finished. Its engineers still saw lots of paper and work that could be eliminated and automated in the prosecutor’s office to cut hours and days off the time required to turn warrant requests into court appearances for people breaking the law. When a warrant request arrives at the county prosecutor’s office, it kicks off what often is a long chain of official actions and authorizations needed to meet all the confidentiality and legal requirements to produce a document that will withstand a judge’s scrutiny. Numerous offices and officials can be involved in the various combinations of manual tasks assigned to the different types of warrant requests received every day. Working with Laserfiche integration consultants IPDigital and the prosecutor’s IT staff, General Code automated dozens of steps once done manually to issue those warrants. If the warrant request involves a juvenile offender, the redactions deemed necessary to insure confidentiality are now conducted automatically. If screening staff at the county decide a warrant request is incomplete—which includes about 20 percent of those submitted—they note the missing items and Workflow automatically returns it for correction, eliminating yet more prosecutor runs for police departments. If a warrant request passes the initial screening for further processing, emails alerts of the pending paperwork are sent to those next in line to receive it while the sender is also alerted when the warrant request has been successfully received. If problems arise, or supplemental information is needed at any step along the way, staffers note the revisions needed and Workflow returns or reroutes the request with similar alerts to sender and receiver. Nothing gets lost in the system anymore. “It’s one of the most elaborate process automations I’ve ever seen,” says IPDigital president William Peyton. “I’ve not received any calls for support in months and the system is little more than a year old. It makes you wonder what the limitations of this technology are.” Shortly after the system was up and running, those limitations were tested and surpassed in two key ways. First, General Code proposed using another of the system’s software modules called Forms to eliminate the still very time-consuming process for police to manually pull the information from department records management systems and then type it into the PDFs sent over to the prosecutor’s office. The next step was to tie the county system into the state’s arrest and convictions records repository, called ACT, for assignment of a case number, the final step before an arrest warrant can be issued. Now when police request a warrant, the supporting documentation is automatically uploaded from police records management systems into an electronic form which is then uploaded into the warrant request PDF emailed to the prosecutor’s office. When it clears the prosecutor’s office it is routed to the state’s ACT system where it is reviewed again and, if deemed complete, assigned a case number and forwarded to the submitting police department. All this happens automatically. The county’s integration with the state’s ACT system also allows the prosecutor’s office to access state arrest and conviction records which often play a key role in promulgating the final charges put into the warrants, eliminating yet another function no longer handled by police. “We no longer need to pull the conviction and criminal histories and copy them and send them over,” McPherson says. “The time and cost savings for the departments is significant. It took some work, but it all seems so simple now that it’s up and running.” Elegant is a better word to describe the system, Foster says. Workflow now automates dozens of operations police and prosecutors previously did by hand but the build-out took several months of collaborative efforts by IT staff at both agencies. Tying the local, county, and state systems together required another several weeks of effort by staff at all three levels of government, Foster says. "From the outset, the police and prosecutors involved had a keen appreciation for what this technology can do for them," Foster says. "That is vital, when building these systems. It required a level of commitment and patience to put everything in place, but now they are reaping the rewards." What used to take two or three days now takes little more than a morning. Moreover, as staff become more accustomed and proficient at using the system, unexpected benefits and opportunities for expansion into new areas of operations continually arise. Chief among the benefits is the elimination of a lot of errors in Shiawassee’s warrant requests. The accuracy of input into ACT from Shiawassee County has improved dramatically, while other counties still have had some pretty serious problems. As a result the state has congratulated Shiawassee on the improved accuracy of the warrant requests it submits to ACT. That fact is not being lost on other counties in Michigan and elsewhere in the country which all must conduct pretty much the same prosecutor runs and cope with all the manual work behind warrant requests, according to Foster. “We’re implementing similar solutions in Oneida and Tompkins counties in New York, and in Franklin County in Pennsylvania,” he says. “Those systems are not quite as elaborate, but now that Shiawassee has so successfully automated so much of its warrant request process, those offices and others are showing greater interest.” The automation of the Prosecutor Run has law enforcement in Shiawassee County looking at expanding Workflow into another time consuming operation police must still conduct manually: printing out the warrants the prosecutor's have issued and driving them over to the courts to be executed. That too will be automated if the county courts agree to allow electronic signatures to be legally binding. There does not appear to be a name for that courier service yet, but if Workflow is brought into the process one will not be needed. “It will save Shiawassee’s police departments even more time,” says Foster. “Courts in other counties we work with have adopted electronic signatures, we expect it’s just a matter of time before Shiawassee’s courts do so as well.” Tim Wacker is a technical writer for NBN Communications, a Massachusetts-based writing services company.  

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  • Code 3 Introduces Emergency Lighting for the 2015 Charger

    April 27, 2015

    Code 3 Introduces Emergency Lighting for the 2015 Charger Code 3 Introduces Emergency Lighting for the 2015 Charger Code 3®, Inc. introduces a complete set of lights and sirens custom fit for the 2015 Dodge Charger. From the license plate to the front grille, to the lightbar, and finally to rear lights, Code 3 has you covered from all angles! Code 3 recently released the SuperVisor Flex, an interior windshield light, which is available in MultiColor (18-up) and single color (9-up) using the latest Torus LED technology. The Flex lightheads are situated, so they shine straight ahead while the LEDs in each lighthead are designed to spread light, so they do not require aiming. This interior windshield light along with the WingMan in the back deck are ideal for the 2015 Charger. Additional products for crucial lighting are the grille area, side mirror, and the license plates. As always, Code 3 provides deck, dash, and exterior lighting, plus Hide-A-Blasts for rear taillights. All provide optimal lighting for straight-on and off-angle performance. For a complete listing of the new 2015 Charger lights and siren, visit code3esg.com or call Code 3 Customer Service at (314) 426-2700. ### Established in 1974, Code 3 Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of emergency lighting and warning products for police, fire, emergency response, utility, and industrial applications in Saint Louis, MO. Code 3 Inc. is a division of ECCO Safety Group.

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  • Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex

    April 16, 2015

    For Immediate Release Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex St Louis, MO USA—April 16, 2015 Code 3, Inc Diane Schoenefeld, Code 3, Inc., (314) 996-2851, 10986 N. Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63114 Code 3 Introduces the SuperVisor®Flex  Code 3®, Inc. introduces the SuperVisor® Flex, an updated version of Code 3’s front windshield interior light, the SuperVisor U. The Flex is available in Torus MultiColor (18-up) and single color (9-up) lightheads. The SuperVisor Flex is sleekly designed to fit the windshield curves and angles of most vehicles. The adjustable side-shield plates have been designed specifically to block out flashback light from the sides while the lightheads are situated to project light straight ahead. Smartly designed bracketing and rubber gaskets allow this two part (one on driver’s side and one on passenger’s side) interior light can be mounted on almost any vehicle. Available in two models: sedan and light truck/SUV, the Flex features ease of installation with a quick-disconnect center connector cord. Designed with the latest Torus™ LED technology, the SuperVisor Flex features bright, efficient LEDs and independent flashing lightheads that go from stealth to a wealth of light in an instant. The SuperVisor Flex comes in both full windshield and passenger side only models. Standard MultiColor models allow all the lightheads to turn to full takedown mode. A full complement of bracketry is provided to ensure that the Flex will fit your vehicle. For more information, visit code3esg.com or call Code 3 Customer Service at (314) 426-2700. ###

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  • AGENTS REMAIN IN DISGUISE WITH NEW COMMUNICATIONS KIT

    April 7, 2015

    AGENTS REMAIN IN DISGUISE WITH NEW COMMUNICATIONS KIT TCI’s New CIPS ‘Covert In Plain Sight’ Kit Connects Patrol Radio to Standard Earbuds ONTARIO, California – TCITM, a brand of The Safariland Group, introduces an ingenious CIPS (“Covert In Plain Sight”) Communications Kit for police officers. The new CIPS Kit allows plainclothes officers to remain covert as they transmit communications through standard earbuds commonly associated with smartphones or MP3 players - making it appear as if the operator is listening to music or simply talking on the phone. Ideal for covert and plainclothes officers, the CIPS Communications Kit connects to a tactical radio and enables two-way communication through the earbud microphone, just like a cell phone. A separate micro PTT (Push-to-Talk) hook-and-loop ring attaches to a fingertip or belt loop, enabling the operator to key the radio and use the microphone in the headset without any indication to outsiders that a tactical radio is in use. “With the new CIPS Kit, our goal is to allow law enforcement officers to keep open and clear communication with their teams with state-of-the-art equipment,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment. “And, by wearing those ubiquitous white earbuds, agents blend into the crowd since no one looks twice when they see someone wearing them.” Engineered for maximum discretion, the CIPS Kit’s 60” cable is optimal for running smoothly under clothing. The micro PTT ring comes in black or beige to blend in with clothing. The lightweight and low-profile unit also features a quick-detach system with no threaded plugs or hardwired connections, and is compatible with most tactical and patrol radios. TCI has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality products for almost 20 years and is well known as a market leader in high-end military and tactical communications systems. With a comprehensive understanding of industry requirements, TCI is excited to enter the retail market with the innovative CIPS Communications Kit as they provide the same level of expertise and commitment to the law enforcement community. The CIPS Communication Kit retails for approximately $140 including white earbuds and can be found at http://ow.ly/LgCG7. - More -About TCI Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) manufactures various high-performance custom tactical communication headsets, audio solutions and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work, the TCI brand is built upon a comprehensive understanding of requirements for the law enforcement, public safety, security and military markets worldwide. About The Safariland Group The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Defense Technology®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. For further information, please contact: Chastine Gabiola Communications Specialist The Safariland Group Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302 chastine.gabiola@safariland.com ###

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