Tag: Policing
September 29, 2023

Are Tuning Fork Tests Still Necessary?

Considering today’s emerging technology and advanced RADAR equipment, some agencies are now asking if tuning fork tests are relevant and still necessary. In this post, we will examine this question. While civilians may think of a tuning fork as a metal, two-pronged device used to adjust the pitch standards of a musical instrument, law enforcement […]

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September 22, 2023

Can Civilians Use Body Worn Cameras?

Body worn cameras, or BWCs, typically are associated with law enforcement officers. They’ve been used in the field since the early 2000s and today, several states either have full mandates requiring officers to wear BWCs or there is legislation pending. Since 2021, federal agents have been required to wear body worn cameras as well. But […]

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September 8, 2023

Kustom Signals Files Complaint Against Applied Concepts for Patent Infringement

Lenexa, Kansas, September 8, 2023 – In a complaint filed recently in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Kustom Signals asserts that Applied Concepts, Inc., dba Stalker Radar, infringes on multiple patents and claims related to Kustom Signals wireless speed sensing technology. Kustom Signals, Inc. holds a collection of patents for wireless […]

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August 25, 2023

What to Do if Your Agency Is Struggling to Find Funding

As many businesses across the nation continue to struggle, nonprofits and agencies, including all levels of law enforcement have also been hit with staffing and financial concerns. According to a recent report, data analysis done by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates police budgets grew from $44 billion to $123 billion between 1977 and 2019. While […]

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August 7, 2023

Three Benefits of Body Worn Camera Programs

Body worn cameras (BWCs) have rapidly become the new norm for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. As a law enforcement tool, BWCs have been utilized in the field since 2005, originating in the United Kingdom. American law agencies began incorporating body-worn cameras about ten years later.  Across the spectrum of industries, the […]

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July 31, 2023

Kustom Signals Leads the Way with Enforceable Evidence

Evidence is a key component when it comes to crime convictions. In the United States, “a presumption of innocence,” states Cornell Law School, “means that any defendant in a criminal trial is assumed to be innocent until they have been proven guilty.” How can guilt be proven? It often falls to evidence. Even individuals not […]

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July 21, 2023

How Camera Technology Is Evolving to Support Law Enforcement

Cameras are widely used by law enforcement officers as a reliable way to combat speed violators and capture evidence of law breaking. Major cities around the world and cross-continent highways all over the globe have installed speed cameras to make roads safer, turning them into one of the most valuable tools for traffic enforcement. According […]

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June 30, 2023

Helping Teens to Become Safe and Capable Drivers

The United States has nearly 230 million licensed drivers. Just over 11 million of those drivers are between the ages of 15 to 20 years old, according to the 2020 statistics compiled by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.) Tragically, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for this age group (15 […]

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June 23, 2023

5 Vehicle Models Most Likely to Be Pulled Over for Speeding

As long as we have roadways and drivers, traffic violations will happen. An estimated 50,000 drivers are pulled over by law enforcement each day—about 20 million traffic stops annually. The causes of traffic stops range from expired plates to more serious infractions, such as distracted driving.  One of the most dangerous driving behaviors that can […]

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June 13, 2023

4 Major Safety Tips to Consider During a Suspect Pursuit

Law enforcement officers are faced with life or death situations on a daily basis. One of the most difficult assessments an officer must make on the scene, and in a matter of seconds, is whether or not to pursue a suspect in a high speed chase. When the subject of a traffic stop or someone […]

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