Law Enforcement Technology

JAN 2016

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www.officer.com January 2016 Law Enforcement Technology 5 by cops The idea behind these products and companies were hatched by fellow officers who saw a need ... and set out to fill it Created c SPECIAL SECTION A new take on inmate transport After 23 years on the street, Sgt. Matthew J. Planer, President of Police Innovations LLC, was well aware of the number of law enforcement officers who routinely experience unruly prisoners and expose themselves to injury and escape. He also considered agency liability (in transport and in the office) and recognized a tremendous need for safe, secure, temporary restraint. Media accounts of similar events motivated the concept along the way. Many months of refining several ideas resulted in the development of the Supplemental Prisoner Adjustable Restraint or SPAR . The unit, when mounted on a pedestal secured to floor and wall, takes little wall space to temporarily restrain prisoners safely, simply and securely, while waiting for processing, court, transport, etc. The patented unit is universal in design and will be available to fit inside larger transport vans to limit movement of prisoner passengers. The SPAR is very simple to use. It is intended to significantly reduce liability and prevent injury to officers. Circle 1 on Reader Service Card See this online: Officer.com/ 12149893 Schedules like a well-oiled machine Cop-For-Cop Solutions LLC and its Overtime Box is owned and operated by a New Jersey law enforcement professional who started the company in 2015. The Overtime Box replaces ancient and haphazard ways of filling department overtime with a straightforward, cost effective, easy-to-use and time saving program. The program offers the ability to track overtime via hours or list rotation, and is in use in the New Jersey tri-state area. According to the company it is time tested, and approved by the Fair Lawn Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 67, New Jersey. Circle 2 on Reader Service Card See this online: Officer.com/12137344

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