The K9 Unit | Police Dogs and How They are Trained

The K9 Unit | Police Dogs and How They are Trained

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One of the most fascinating aspects of the police force is without question the police dog and its handler, also called the K9 unit. Canines have been used for security and hunting by humans since Roman times, and were introduced in modern law enforcement well over a hundred years ago. Bloodhounds were reported to have helped […]

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Stories from the Force – Part 1: Officer Hickel

Stories from the Force – Part 1: Officer Hickel

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On any given night, you can turn on your television and see chase scenes in the show Cops, homicide investigations in Law and Order, dark storylines in Dexter, or real-life stories unfolding on your local news channel. But how often do we get to hear real stories from police officers about what they see on a day to […]

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Understanding Emergency Vehicle Lighting Standards and Certifications

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The emergency vehicle lighting industry works with various regulating agencies to establish a certain level of product quality. These agencies collaborate with industry experts to define that level of quality through publication of emergency vehicle lighting standards, which can change over time as new information comes to light. These standards also define the testing requirements manufacturers must meet in order to […]

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Navigating Color in Emergency Vehicle Lighting

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Have you ever wondered why most emergency vehicle lighting in the U.S. is red and blue? Or, even more intriguingly, why not all police vehicles in the U.S. use the same color lights? We did a little digging to find out the reasoning behind these colors, learn why there are differences between agencies, and imagine what […]

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How Vehicle Automation is Advancing Public Safety

How Vehicle Automation is Advancing Public Safety

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The automotive industry has been incrementally working toward autonomous vehicles for a long time, and has already seen a lot of success. First there was automatic shifting, then cruise control and automatic headlamps, then we progressed into more intelligent automation like parking assist, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. Google has […]

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