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Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs

There is a special connection between police dispatchers and police officers - Full Story

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Tait Tough: Radio Thrown Into a Fire

We built the new Tait TP9400 P25 radio to be one of the toughest public safety radios ever made. After repeatedly exceeding the Military Specification tests, we decided to get a little more creative and see if we couldn't destroy the radio. Will it survive being thrown into a fire for several seconds and then being blasted by a fire extinguisher? Watch to find out how tough our Tait radios really are. Check out our other tests and learn more about the TP9400's exact specifications at http://www.taitradio.com/taittough..

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Protecting the games: Law enforcement's Olympic legacy of information sharing American Military University - In Public Safety

Protecting the games: Law enforcement's Olympic legacy of information sharing

By Jon Gordon, Deputy Chief (Retired), Atlanta Police Department & Professor of Homeland Security,... - Full Story

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Tait Tough: Radio blasted by a Water Cannon

We built the new Tait TP9400 P25 radio to be one of the toughest public safety radios ever made. After repeatedly exceeding the Military Specification tests, we decided to get a little more creative and see if we couldn't destroy the radio. Will it survive being blasted by a powerful blast from a water cannon i.e 4,800 liters of water per minute at a pressure of 1,800 kPa (261 pounds per square inch)? Watch to find out how tough our Tait radios really are. Check out our other tests and learn more about the TP9400's exact specifications at http://www.taitradio.com/taittough.

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Tait Tough: 52 Ton Tank Radio Crush Test

We built the new Tait TP9400 P25 radio to be one of the toughest public safety radios ever made. After repeatedly exceeding the Military Specification tests, we decided to get a little more creative and see if we couldn't destroy the radio. Will it survive being crushed by a 52 ton tank? Watch to find out how tough our Tait radios really are. Check out our other tests and learn more about the TP9400's exact specifications at http://www.taitradio.com/taittough.

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Field interviews Secure - Login Required

Betsy Brantner Smith discusses conducting field interviews for patrol officers.
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2 Okla. cops rescue lifeless premature baby

The dispatcher instructed the officers to tie off the umbilical cord and as they did they watched the baby come to life.

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Cops: Man steals from dead man before calling 911

An acquaintance found the man dead and stole some of his artwork before reporting the death - Full Story

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Woman monitoring police scanner unknowingly Tweeted husband's death

Woman monitoring police scanner unknowingly Tweeted husband's death

She tweeted about a tragic fatal accident to her followers after hearing it come over the police scanner - Full Story

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Audio: 911 calls from Newtown show calm response

One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building.



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