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LAPD Considers Trading in Crown Vics for Some $100K Teslas

We may get the hippest, cleanest fleet in the country The Los Angeles Police Department is looking to potentially upgrade their fleet of vehicles with none other than Tesla’s all-electric luxury Model S. The Model S may be eco-efficient, but … Continue reading

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Scanners Now Able to Monitor MotoTRBO Frequencies

Within days of each other, both Uniden and Whistler announced that they would both be adding DMR scanning to their lineup. Whister states that they will be releasing both a mobile and portable scanner capable of monitoring MotoTRBO, Hytera XPT, … Continue reading

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Shuttle Tank and LAPD Pursuit Photos

SCMA member and frequent photo contributor Chester Brown (LA-203, K6CRB) took these photos of the Space Shuttle tank on it’s way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles and the termination of a pursuit in North Hollywood.

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Baker Fire Station Staffing a Public Safety Concern

According to Caltrans, an average of just under 40,000 vehicles passed through Baker on Interstate 15 on a daily basis in 2014. That same year, statistics showed that some 23.5 million motorists traveled to Las Vegas. The vast majority were … Continue reading

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C-17 at Burbank Airport

SCMA member and frequent photo contributor Chester Brown (LA-203, K6CRB) took these photos of U.S. Air Force C-17s at Burbank Airport. The cargo planes were in town in support of President Obama’s most recent trip to the L.A. area.

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Film shoot at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

SCMA member Steve Herbert (LA-187, K6CRW) went down to Cabrillo Beach for a swim when he noticed a film shoot going on. He forwarded me some photos he took of the action. He noted that they will be on location … Continue reading

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New York Times Article on LAPD Air Support

Club member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) shared an article from the New York Times about the LAPD Air Support Division: The air-support division of the Los Angeles Police Department operates out of a labyrinthine building on Ramirez Street in the city’s … Continue reading

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T-Band Mandate Shouldn’t Be A Problem for Public-Safety Agencies

From a IWCE Urgent Communications article: LAS VEGAS – Public-safety agencies with LMR networks operating on T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz) should not be “overly concerned” about relocating their systems, even though current law requires them to vacate the airwaves in … Continue reading

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Barrett Communications – New Emergency Communications System For Los Angeles

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) shares the following article from Your Communication News: America’s largest emergency data communications system passed its first key test at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Mr Pat … Continue reading

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Seal Beach St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) provided the following information and photos: The City of Seal Beach readies for today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by setting up multiple crowd control barriers and an Urban Area Mobile Incident Command Post (UAMICP). Orange … Continue reading

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