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JUL 2015

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EDITOR'S LOG 6 Law Enforcement Technology July 2015 www.officer.com Law Enforcement Technology Magazine Staff Editorial Director Frank Borelli Editors Sara Scullin Jonathan Kozlowski Associate Editor Paul Peluso Contributing Editors Lindsey Bertomen Carole Moore Ar t Director Bruce Zedler Media Production Representative Connie Heffron Audience Development Manager Sharon Haberkorn For subscription information or change of address please call (877) 3 82-9187 or (8 47) 559-7598, fax (80 0) 5 4 3-5 055 or e-mail circ.LE Tmag@omeda.com. Integrated Media Consultants Scott Bieda, Executive Vice President of Public Safety & Security ................................................................ (800) 547-7377 Ext. 2725 Kelly Bisco, Associate Publisher .... (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1360 Nick Palasini ..................................... (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1676 Lindsey Gajewski ............................. (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1354 Nikki Becker ..................................... (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1317 Classified Ad Sales (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1326 Kelly Bisco Ext. 1360 Classified Ad Fax: (920) 328-9003 List Rental Elizabeth Jackson, Merit Direct LLC (847) 492-1350 Ext. 18, Fax: (847) 492-0085 E-mail: ejackson@meritdirect.com Web site: meritdirect.com/cygnus Reprint Services To purchase article reprints please contact Brett Petillo at Wright's Media at (877) 652-5295 Ext. 118 or e-mail bpetillo@wrightsmedia.com. Cygnus Business Media Paul Bonaiuto, Chief Executive Officer Ed Tearman, Chief Financial Officer Chris Ferrell, President Ed Wood, Vice President of Human Resources Eric Kammerzelt, Vice President of Technology Curt Pordes, Vice President of Production Operations Ed Nichols, VP of Events Cygnus Business Media 12 3 3 Janesville Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 Phone: (800) 547-7377 Editorial e-mail: editor@letonline.com Fax: (920) 563-1702 Web site: www.officer.com Why do we cover Police Week? L aw enforcement Technology is your (dare we say favorite?) police trends maga- zine—with a spin. See, we're tirelessly sniffing out the new product and tech solutions for you to learn about and consider. We love trying to picture what gear will be indispensable to officers on the streets 1, 5 and 10 years into the future. This is where you'll find subject matter experts and North American LE pros bantering about how innovations like cloud data storage and enhanced boots might impact operation costs and quality of service. Be that as it may, we would be making a fatal mistake if we ever forgot about the body behind the body camera or the eyes looking out of the Google Glass. Because without you guys, any new technology is useless. It takes intelligence, courage and innovation to really be effective on patrol. Only empathetic and well-trained humans can earn trust and carry out a pledge to keep entire communities safe. Police Week—the week where we formally hon- ors law enforcement men and women killed in the line of duty—takes place every year in May at our nation's capital. We cover it in the July pages of LET to acknowledge the courage and service of the patri- otic men and women who choose to serve and who support those currently in service. At press time, our Officer.com page 'Honoring the Fallen' section lists far too many men and women who paid the ultimate price: Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric k. Chrisman. Chehalis (Washington) Police Officer Rick Silva. New Orleans Officer Daryle Holloway. Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim. Montgomery Co. (Georgia) Sheriff Ladson O'Connor. Omaha (Nebraska) Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Edmonton (Canada) Police Constable Daniel Woodall. The list goes on; we salute you all. In this month's issue you can read the first-hand account from Officer Chris Backhaus about his ride with the Chapter 8 Unity Tour to D.C. Head over to Officer.com to continue reading his experiences from this year's trek. Who knows—it might inspire you to dust off the bike and start training in preparation for next year's ride! And while you're there, be sure to check out other pics captured at the riders' final destination in Judiciary Square: Officer.com/12074106. If you've never been to Police Week (as either rider, family member, tourist or participant) think about it. It's definitely a pilgrimage worth making and something you'll remember for the rest of your life. Hope you had a safe and happy Fourth! Sara Scullin Editor For questions, news tips and comments, e-mail sara.scullin@cygnus.com.

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