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California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it’s all ham radios and sirens to the rescue. Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled landlines, cell phones, and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, … Continue reading

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Orange County Project 25 Upgrade Report

The following article is from the SystemWatch Newsletter published by the Orange County Sheriff Department Communications and Technology Division. As all of you know, we are in the midst of a major upgrade to our 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System … Continue reading

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Anaheim PD Keeps an ‘Angel’ in the Air

Angel is watching over the city as the sun sets on a hot August day. Anaheim PD’s Air Support Bureau is cruising at 1,200 feet above it all, and below, the streets are a safer place because of it. Tactical … Continue reading

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Dispatchers Take Heat as the ‘First First Responders,’ So this Week, Show Them Some Love

The woman’s screams were terrifying. The anguished wails were all that Anaheim PD Dispatcher Heather Champlin heard when she took the 911 call. Hamplin wondered if the woman had been violently attacked. Since she had called from a landline, the … Continue reading

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IndyCar Drivers Put Their Skills to Test at LAPD Training Facility

  Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are used to sharing race feedback with their team engineers, but Wednesday they worked together with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss police pursuits and driving techniques. Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and four-time … Continue reading

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Marines to Get Smart Phones to Call In Fire Support

This fiscal year Marines will receive smart phones that make calling for fire support easier, quicker and more accurate.   The Target Handoff System Version 2 is a portable system designed for use by dismounted Marines to locate targets, pinpoint … Continue reading

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Why You Should Not Park Next to a Fire Hydrant

Firefighters were forced to smash the windows of a car illegally parked next to a fire hydrant in Nebraska. Chuck Henry reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Smash-Car-Windows-Pull-Hose-Through-Illegally-Parked-Car_Los-Angeles-407537666.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand  

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NFL Investigating Giants for Using Two-Way Radio During Game Against Cowboys

The NFL is investigating the Giants’ potentially rule-breaking use of a two-way radio during the team’s recent 10-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The use of a two-way radio by a coach during a game is strictly against league rules, … Continue reading

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LAPD Stuffs a Chopper with Toys for Christmas

The LAPD responds to a challenge by the New South Wales Police Department to stuff a chopper with toys for kids this Christmas. Watch Chief Charlie Beck challenge the LA County Sheriff Department to do the same. #LAPD: @nswpolice #StuffYourChopper … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Effort to Equip Officers With Body Cameras Stalls

From a Los Angeles Times article by Kate Mather and David Zahniser: Los Angeles’ much-touted plan to equip thousands of police officers with body cameras has stalled amid controversy at City Hall over the program’s price tag and whether the Police … Continue reading

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