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Week 415
Dec. 12, 2008

Editor's Note:

A news item posted this morning to PoliceOne said that new technology from GM’s OnStar could “slam the brakes on high-speed police chases.” While it’s an admirable goal to avert the possibility for injury to uninvolved citizens on the highways, there will always be a need for good guys to pursue bad guys. One of the more interesting new pieces of technology that the PoliceOne team saw at this year's IACP Conference in San Diego was the Defender lightbar from Code 3, which the company says is the “brightest, most advanced lightbar available.” Send us an email to tip us off to the hottest new police technology you’re using.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Virginia Beach-based StarChase is field-testing a Pursuit Management System that fires projectiles to stick on a fleeing vehicle targeted by laser, enabling police to track it by GPS. (AP Photo)


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OnStar, the unit behind General Motors' GPS-based in-vehicle security system, offers Stolen Vehicle Slowdown technology: An OnStar operator can send a signal to a vehicle, restricting its fuel and slowing it to 3-5 mph. The technology is available on about 1 million 2009 GM vehicles ... Full Story

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News and Announcements

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Calif. man gets 40 years for beating officers
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Vigil held for Houston officer shot in head
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Former drug agents get 6 years for aiding trafficking group
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Mich. sheriff's deputy hit man while driving transport van, kept going
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Discipline for off duty conduct varies greatly
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Local Tenn. cops crack cocaine rings
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Greek police officers ordered to jail for teen's death
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