Best Magnetic Car Mount

Grab & Go with the 4910LR Mag Mount: The Best Magnetic Car Mount to Focus Forward

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  Grab & Go with the 4910LR Magnetic Mount: The Best Magnetic Car Mount to keep your focus forward   Middle of a traffic stop.  One last e-citation-based traffic ticket and you can go home. Where’s the freakin’ scanner? Without looking, you instinctively grab its tangled cord and yank. The scanner jumps from the passenger… Read More

Police Week 2019 - Hank Kula

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

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  On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019 This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement.   Justice comes from furrowed brows.   Two reasons police officers frown: hold back emotion; try to do a job perfectly in an imperfect world.  … Read More

4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents

What are the 4 Causes of Hunter-Related Shooting Incidents?

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  If we had to boil the 4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents down to one overall reason it’s pretty simple.   Poor Safety Judgment.   That’s not to say accidents don’t happen, but poor safety judgment, whether it be the split-second choice to pull a trigger, or the decision to not wear hunter orange,… Read More

The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

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  What is the History of Crime Scene Photography? Where did it all begin?   Belgian convicts and a persnickety French police records clerk can be credited with the very origins of modern crime scene photography. No, they didn’t invent it, but like any emerging technology, the way it was used put it on the… Read More

TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year

TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year

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The TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year Breakfast is this Wednesday. Join us in honoring our own, Gayle DeRose, and technology leaders throughout Rochester.   Honor bestowed upon one by peers is often the most meaningful and sought after.  It’s no different for the TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year award. There’s much larger purpose… Read More

what are the components of a pre-accident plan

LE Pre-Planning, Part 2: The Components of a Pre-Accident Plan

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What are the major components of a pre-accident plan?   As discussed in LE Pre-Planning, Part 1, a pre-accident plan is important for public safety agencies, government organizations, schools and private companies alike. In the unimaginable occurrence of a critical incident, such as an active shooter scene, a pre-accident plan can be the difference between… Read More

What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan?

LE Pre-Planning, Part 1: What is the Purpose of a Pre-accident Plan?

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What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan? How can you prepare for the unthinkable?   These days, the term, “active shooter,” is far too commonplace. For first responders, the term “active shooter” can mean a potential threat to their survival. First responders better their chances of survival by continually exploring ways to prepare for… Read More

What technology has affected the criminal justice system. Officer on laptop

What technology has affected the criminal justice system?

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  During this ‘age of tech,’ what technology has affected the criminal justice system?   Few aspects of life in the 21st century remain untouched by technology. Among the slowest to adapt, adopt, or innovate technology, is the criminal justice system. You’d think that would be the one we’d want to be the fastest. Instead,… Read More

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day: Equality shouldn’t have to be a fight     Grow up in a house full of women as a boy, you can’t help but have sympathy for the cause.   Equality. A concept, a weight, a calculation, a size, a quantity, a value, an issue. Throughout time it’s… Read More

How could OSCR have assisted Ontario County with the 2009 Valentines Day Homicide?

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  “OSCR360 could have given us a huge advantage in how we organized and presented the 2009 Valentines Day Homicide case”   Retired Crime Scene Technician, Pete Butler, and Sergeant James Alexander of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department reflect back to a 2009 homicide investigation, in which a man executed two parents while their children… Read More