San Diego, Calif. - Coverage of new technological advances remains a theme consistent throughout the October issue of American COP - featuring an assessment of the lowmaintenance Datron Scout, the utility of AUV technology, and a look at powerful video enhancement software.
The success of drones in military capacities cannot be overlooked, and that technology has now trickled down to law enforcement in the form of the innovative Datron Scout. Having a range of nearly two miles and capable of operating in turbulent conditions, the Scout is both costefficient and easy to maintain and operate - much to the admiration of American COP contributing editor Dave Douglas.
"The factory rep had [the Scout] going in about three minutes, and it did exactly what it was advertised to do. It almost silently lifts off, flies the route at the designated altitude, returns to the takeoff point and lands," noted Douglas. "It's amazingly stable, and just plain fun to watch at work!"
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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are also featured in this issue, showing readers how they can be used in a variety of applications to assist officers. Engineer Rhonda Moniz notes the utility of having a reliable asset like an AUV at the disposal of an agency.
"Having a modern underwater tool available can keep police dive teams safer, and open up new avenues for evidence recovery and scene documentation," asserts Moniz.
Other topics covered in the October issue of American COP include a look at the impressive forensic video enhancement capabilities of the Amped Five software, the danger posed by the arrogance of ignorance, and an appeal for making the switch from leather to Kydex holsters.
The October Gun of the Month Giveaway features the SIG SAUER P250 Modular Polymer Handgun System. The compact 200lumen EDC Rotary flashlight by HDS Systems and the versatile Umarex Walther Black Tac Tanto knife round off this month's giveaway. Enter to win by simply visiting www.americancopmagazine.com/giveaway
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