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New Chemical, Narcotic, and Explosive Identifier

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The PGR-1064™ Chemical, Narcotic and Explosive Identifier from Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems is a handheld Raman spectrometer providing laboratory-quality identification of unknown chemicals, explosives and narcotics in fielded environments.

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PGR-1064 From Chemring Sensors & Electronics

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The PGR-1064 is a new handheld, chemical, narcotics and explosive identifier from Chemring Sensors & Electronics. It uses Raman Spectroscopy to identify over 5,000 compounds in its library.

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UAVs and Their Detection

The recent growth in the number of UAVs - from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions - has been truly exponential. From a security perspective, it’s a phenomenon that presents both opportunities and threats. Whether it’s a port or a train station, a stadium or a border, UAVs can provide an instant 360-degree aerial view of any facility that needs to be protected. At the same time, however, they can be used to subvert traditional security safeguards.

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Video Released to Help Police Combat ‘Lone Wolf’ Extremists

In response to the Charleston church massacre, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has produced a training video that examines the threat of “lone wolf” domestic terrorists – the fourth video in its effort to help law enforcement officers protect communities from violent extremists.

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OSAC Recruiting Applicants for New Crime Scene Subcommittee

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is currently recruiting applicants for a new subcommittee, the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee.

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Innovative Work in a Murder Case Recognized with Award

When detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to a crime scene with the bodies of two adults and two children buried in shallow graves in Victorville, Calif. in November 2013, they were about to solve a missing persons case that had captivated the sheriff’s department – and national attention – for more than three years. By employing a variety of novel investigative techniques, the sheriff’s department was not only able to identify the victims, but also apprehend a suspect.

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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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