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LAPD to Begin Using the World’s First ‘Pursuit-Rated’ Hybrid Patrol Car

  Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one. Chief Charlie Beck and LAPD officers were expected to help introduce the … Continue reading

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Tustin PD First in SoCal to Deploy GPS Technology to Track Fleeing Suspect Vehicles

On a closed street near the blimp hangars in Tustin, a TPD patrol car speeds up in pursuit of a white Dodge Caravan. 30 mph. 40 mph. 50 mph. The patrol car stays within manageable sight of the van when … Continue reading

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Flight Controller Accidentally Sends Jet On Course Toward Mt. Wilson After LAX Takeoff

  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which a passenger aircraft was given wrong directions by traffic controllers and guided toward the San Gabriel Mountains, where it flew just hundreds of feet higher than the peak of Mt. Wilson before … Continue reading

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DMR and ProVoice Added to BCD996P2 and BCD325P2 Scanners

Uniden is pleased to announce the addition of support for Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and EDACS ProVoice decoding for two additional more models, further cementing Unidens position as the leading scanner manufacturer worldwide. Digital Mobile Radio is used on thousands … Continue reading

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Firefighters Injured in Four Alarm Strip Mall Fire

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) – Two firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm fire Thursday December 15 at a Monterey Park strip mall. The large structure fire was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of … Continue reading

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New Paint Scheme for El Segundo PD Cars

The El Segundo Police Department has begun phasing in a new design for their patrol cars and the implementation will continue throughout 2017. Pictured here is the first vehicle with the new design. The current patrol cars have graphics that have … Continue reading

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Whistler to Update TRX-1 / TRX-2 Scanners with NXDN™

Bentonville, AR– (December 13, 2016) The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile … Continue reading

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HRO Ham Jam 2016

Single Transmitter, Orange Section, in the Anaheim Ham Radio Outlet parking lot at HRO’s Ham Jam, with K6VCR, K7JA, KL7MF, and N6MI, DM13. Photo by N6MI Our 5th Annual HRO Ham Jam is coming up! Saturday, July 16, 2016 is … Continue reading

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BMW Wins LAPD Electric Car Contract, Beating Tesla

German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors Inc. by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars. BMW is leasing 100 of its i3 all-electric plug-in vehicles, which the LAPD plans to use for community … Continue reading

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Long Beach Fire Department Debuts New Boat

After adding some finishing touches on Long Beach Fire Department’s Fireboat 20, it’s ready for its official debut. Fire Chief Mike DuRee said the department has had the vessel for a couple of months, and used it in fires, such … Continue reading

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