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ASP Button Release Baton
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) unveiled the new Talon, the company’s revolutionary Disc Loc, button release baton. To retract the Talon, officers can push the release button at the butt end of the baton’s grip with their thumb and press the tip of the shaft against their other hand, their body, or the bottom of the case in which they are carrying the Talon. The Talon’s design uses two opposing internal discs that secure each of the baton’s shafts in place to ensure that lockout is stable and secure. It has a retention groove at the bottom of the foamed vinyl grip to improve an officer’s grasp. For more information,

Guidance Software Forensic Imager
Guidance Software®, Inc. announced the Tableau® TD3 Forensic Imager, the industry’s first modular, color touchscreen-driven forensic duplicator. The wizard-driven UI uses touch gestures to select and initiate all TD3 functions. The TD3 also includes a pop-up software touchscreen keypad for convenient alphanumeric data entry, log review or network connection setup. The TD3 also supports a USB 2.0-connected physical keyboard. The TD3 supports collecting data in a forensically sound, write-blocked manner and is capable of data collection from SATA, IDE, USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, SAS and FireWire storage drives. For more information, visit

Highway Products Pickup Pack
Highway Products Inc.’s new Pickup Pack for Law Enforcement Vehicles is a custom storage system for pickups that combines quick and easy access to stored gear, lockup security, and offer maximum storage to carry gear and equipment for emergency situations. When closed, the hatch locks the tailgate, making the bed area secure and weather resistant. 2000 lbs.-capacity Roller Coaster Slide-out tray that installs in the truck bed brings gear and tools out of the truck bed faster. This Marine-Grade Aluminum unit is available to fit all truck brands, models and bed sizes, and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, visit

5.11 Tactical Gun Transport Case
The Covrt M4 from 5.11 Tactical provides low-profile long gun transport built to help covert teams maintain their cover while transporting weapons. Features include: 500D and 420D nylon outer; Smooth 600D inner lining; Fits an M4 with a collapsed stock; Ambidextrous cross-body shoulder strap; QuickTact™ accessory strap; R.A.C.™ (Roll-down Assault Compartment); Web platform and loop-sided ID panel holder; and YKK® zippers.

Danner Footwear
Striker Torrent: The Striker Torrent, from Danner, is the newest generation of the renowned Striker Series. Unique to the Striker Torrent is Danner’s new TFX-8 platform, which incorporates a distinct cross-stitch design that delivers added durability and stability in the medial toe and lateral heel pivot zones. Classified as the most lightweight and versatile TFX construction, the TFX-8 platform warrants increased maneuverability in the field. For more information, visit

Bell Helmets
Featuring Bell's innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system, the Drifter DLX is a breakthrough in half shell helmet comfort and style. Just put on the helmet and turn the dial on the adjustment system for a perfect fit, even with your gloves on. This system not only provides a high level of comfort, it also drastically reduces the tendency for half shell helmets to life off the head. The Drifter DLX also features Bell’s ultra low-profile shell design while still passing tough DOT safety standards; maximum style with no compromises. Additional features include: removable washable interior, removable ear pads for cold weather riding, rear goggle strap, five-year warranty. For more information, visit                                   

Federal Signal Warning and Directional Lighting
Federal Signal introduced the CN SignalMaster™ for advanced warning and directional lighting for law enforcement vehicles, built with Federal Signal’s exclusive Solaris® LED reflector design for superior light output to the front and rear of the vehicle. CN SignalMaster can quickly be changed from a warning light to a directional light with SpectraLux™ multi-color LED technology. Federal Signal’s advanced SpectraLux multicolor LED technology provides the ability for a single light source to change color while in motion. Individual Smart Pods can be programmed to flash between red, blue, amber or white. For more information, visit

GORE® Police Jacket
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced the first two products available in the GORE® advanced products for law enforcement line — the GORE-TEX® lightweight patrol shell and the WINDSTOPPER® patrol soft shell. In addition to protecting officers from inclement weather, these highly breathable shells keep them comfortable while moving in and out of the patrol car. The modern fit and style of these shells improve range of motion, and they are also perfect for layering in colder conditions. Designed in several styles, these jackets are available with additional features, such as badge tabs, epaulets, side-zip and draw-string adjustments, and concealable reflectors. For more information, visit

Whelen Super-LED Worklights
Less than 3 inches in height, Slim-Line Pioneers from Whelen have all the reliability, rugged working characteristics and advantages of larger Pioneers in a more compact package. Part of Whelen’s total range of LED Flood, Spot and Work lighting, these scaled down models are a “fits-all” addition to any vehicle’s supplemental lighting package. They feature rugged die-cast white or black powder coated housings and are rated to last thousands of hours with low amp draw. Single Lamp version provides 3,000 usable lumens at 35 watts; dual lamp provides 6000 lumens at 70 watts. For more information, visit

Zistos Under-Vehicle Inspection Sled
Zistos’ Under-Vehicle Inspection Sled (SLED) is ideal for searching under vehicles, when the ground surface is soft or uneven. The SLED is available as an option for any Zistos Vehicle Inspection Systems and is fully backward compatible with existing systems. The SLED is easy to operate on challenging surfaces because it has no wheels or arms to get stuck — it glides like a sled across any surface. It’s made of durable, chemical-resistant plastic that withstands the rigors of movement on rough surfaces like sand and rock. With the camera attached to the SLED, the Zistos SLED allows the visual search of difficult to reach and inaccessible areas under vehicles without crawling or kneeling. For more information, visit

Published in Law and Order, Nov 2012

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