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HAMCON 2015 Photos

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) was kind enough to provide his photographs of HAMCON 2015. HAMCON (also known as the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention) was held this year on September 11-13th in the City Of Torrance. The convention featured displays from … Continue reading

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Adam 12’s Martin Milner LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast

The LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast for Adam 12 actor Martin Milner (Officer Pete Maloy). This broadcast was recorded by Shaaron Claridge (now Shaaron Snead), the original voice of the dispatcher on Adam 12.  

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New Electric Motorcycles Patrolling the Streets of Burbank

Burbank police have added a new electric motorcycle to its patrol fleet. Not only does the Zero motorcycle look different, it sounds different. “Our Burbank Water and Power had some grant money, some funds for alternate-fuel vehicles,” Burbank Police Sgt. … Continue reading

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KTLA Newscopter Pilot & Reporter Tim Lynn

KTLA Helicopter News Pilot/Reporter Tim Lynn’s presentation about his career including highlights from pursuits, accidents, forest fires, and shootings. He also talks about becoming the news when smoke was billowing out of his helicopter and he had to make an … Continue reading

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KTLA Telecopter First Live Broadcast

“Introducing Telecopter 1” In 1958 KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles became the first station to broadcast live video from a helicopter, It was the birth of the Telecopter and made Channel 5 the place for breaking news. Thanks to … Continue reading

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A New Hurdle for L.A. County Emergency-Radio Effort: Cell Tower Fears

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, local governments began talking about a new emergency communications plan that would connect every cop and firefighter in Los Angeles County on one system. But to the dismay of many, the radio network is still … Continue reading

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Carmakers in Hot Pursuit of Fleet Sales to Law Enforcement Agencies

Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers’ bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency. In addition to producing a reliable source of revenue, being chosen by a … Continue reading

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LAFD Rescues Family of Four and Pet Dog

Los Angeles Firefighters dramatically rescued a family and their pet dog from fierce flames, when fire erupted after business hours Wednesday evening in an automotive upholstery business, where the family apparently resided. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Article on CHP Vehicles

  For three decades, the California Highway Patrol has used the Ford Crown Victoria sedan as its primary patrol vehicle. In 2013, the CHP switched to Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. The “PUV” sports new safety and handling features and … Continue reading

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LAFD Reorganizes to Increase Accountability

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas expects to roll out by the new year his creation of four bureaus modeled after the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the key reforms called for to improve accountability in the Los Angeles Fire Department. … Continue reading

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