Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Product Review: Wired Blue's MyPD App

Wired Blue is dedicated to providing new and innovative solutions innovative solutions to police departments. They also aim to provide new and fiscally responsible pricing models for cities and towns.

Their first product, the MyPD app does just that. Police Departments are using this phone app to provide you with better service and improve communication.

With MyPD you can:
  • Follow the latest tweets from your department
  • Send Crime tips
  • Commend an Officer
  • Submit Feedback
  • Ask Questions
  • Get Directions to the Department
  • Easily find the Police Officers Names and Numbers that you need
  • These are just some of the tools that your Police Department is making available to you here. New features are always being added!
A growing number of Police Departments are utilizing this app for the citizens they serve!  Citizens of your community can use this app to connect with your department, by giving one-stop information from your websites, Facebook, and Twitter right on your smartphone. This puts information on services, contact information, and feedback all into one iPhone and Android app.

This app is completely free to the citizens of your community, and is available to departments at a low price.  to learn more, contact Wired Blue.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Police Security Expo 2012

June 26th & 27th, 2012 will be the 26th Annual Police Security Expo.  The expo is going to be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  The Police Security Expo is one of the nation’s largest, oldest, and best attended trade shows for Law Enforcement, Security, Government, Safety, First-Responder and Homeland Security Professionals.  The expo brings over 750 of the nation’s finest companies together to showcase thousands of products and services.  There are also multiple seminars and equipment demonstrations available throughout the two days of the show.

This expo has free admittance to anyone with law enforcement credentials, to include military and correction members.  With the multitude of vendors available, there are ample opportunities for those in law enforcement to learn about new services and products.

This expo gives departments the opportunity to:
  • Visit hundreds of exhibits with thousands of products and services
  • Meet representatives from some of the nation's finest companies, particularly those that focus primarily on emergency services personnel
  • See the latest technological advances for law enforcement agencies.
  • Save money with show only discounts and specials

Bob Johnson's Computer Stuff will be showcasing our discounted refurbished Panasonic Toughbooks in booth 1833.  We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Radar Recorder: Know When And Where To Run Radar

Do you ever wonder if your citizens are becoming aware of your 'regular' places to run radar?  Do you think that people might be avoiding your speed traps?  Do you wonder if there are other places that people are routinely speeding?  Do you receive complaints from residents that people are routinely flying down their street?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you might want to check out JAMAR Technologies, Inc.  JAMAR Technologies has invented a radar recorder that allows you to easily gather traffic information and habits in various locations without dedicating man-hours to the location.  The radar recorder inconspicuously straps to a power-line pole or traffic sign pole, and when recording is complete it is easily removed.  Once installed, it can be set up to record volume data, binned information, or per vehicle data.

Volume data provides only a volume count of the vehicles recorded. It does not provide speed or length data.
Binned information gets its name from the fact that the Radar Recorder sorts the data as it is recorded in the field and stores the results in a specific numerical bin. In this format you can collect vehicle speed and\or length information along with volumes.  Per vehicle data stores speed and length information on every vehicle recorded. This data can be used to provide, volume, speed, length and gap information with the TRAXPro
software. Per vehicle data provides the greatest flexibility in working with your data and as such is the format recommended for data collection.

During any time during the data collection, you can connect the Radar Recorder to a laptop or tablet computer to download the information using the TRAXPro software.  This information is converted into easy-to-read data allowing you to easily determine what areas are in need of further reinforcement.

To learn more, check out the video from JAMAR Technologies.

The Radar Recorder - Complete Online Tutorial

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tri-State Law Expo - June 6-7, 2012

Kelly Simon Trade Shows is hosting the Tri-State Law Enforcement Expo on June 6-7, 2012.  The expo is being held at the Monroeville Convention Center (just outside of Pittsburgh, PA).  Doors are open from 9am-4pm both days of the show.  The location of this expo is relatively easily accessible for those in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and even Western New York.

Entrance to this expo, the seminars, and the training sessions is free to law enforcement, security, corrections officers, federal agencies, state agencies, and military members with proper identification.  Persons looking to attend can register either at the door or online.

There are multiple training opportunities occurring throughout both days of the expo.  With the free admittance, this is a great opportunity to get some hands-on knowledge.  Training seminars are being held by MayoTec,, PDA Safe, and Gang Unit Task Force members.  This is a great opportunity to get information ranging from weapons defensive tactics, to how to keep mobile data safe, and even how to identify street gang members.  A full list of training opportunities can be viewed online.

Along with the many training opportunities, there is a great opportunity to meet with various vendors and to view their products.  Where else can you gather information on everything from refurbished Panasonic Toughbooks to handcuffs to crime scene clean-up?  A full list of vendors can also be viewed online.

If you have time, this is definitely an expo that should take some time to check out!