One of the perks of being a police officer is that you get to work with cool gadgets and high tech devices. If you’re going to place yourself in harm’s way, you have to be fully prepared to deal with any situation that may arise. From kevlar to tasers, the various police forces in the U.S. have the fastest cars, the coolest toys, and the most freedom to utilize them. If you’re interested in some specific gadgets and devices used by police all around the fifty states, here is a quick synopsis of the coolest gadgets used by police forces today.
Gunshot Detection System
The Nassau County Police in New York have a cool new gunshot detection system. The name pretty much explains the purpose of the device. It’s a sensor specially made to detect the sound of a gunshot. Each type of gun has a different sound when shot, and this device knows that. Police use it in high crime neighborhoods where people aren’t usually willing to work with the police to catch offenders. The sensor will pick up the sound of the gunshot, and pinpoint where exactly it originated. This provides police with valuable information to begin their investigation.
Heavy Duty Foggers
With all the crimes police officers face, there are a good portion of them that are violent and leave behind gruesome, bloody messes. Someone has to clean that mess up. Law enforcement has a special team for those situations, and these guys don’t use any baby cleaners. They use heavy duty, industrial strength cleaning equipment and chemicals. One device they use is a heavy duty fogger. It will completely rid any home of any sort of creepy crawlers. Roaches beware!
This device is named after a common pest, which is exactly what it aims to disperse. The Mosquito is a sensor device that will emit a high frequency sound that only people from age fifteen to twenty five can hear. The device is aimed to minimize loitering, graffiti, and other mischievous behaviors that this age group is known for. Luckily, this device is not strictly available to law enforcement. The general public can easily gain access to this cool little gadget.
Automatic License Plate Recognition Cameras
Okay. Big Brother may be watching you with this next device. The Automatic License Plate Recognition Camera can be installed on the dashboard of any police vehicle. It basically scans and runs every single plate it sees. That’s a whole lot of police work done with no effort at all. Be careful if you’re driving privileges aren’t all in order. A cop need only drive past you to obtain that information, and you’re busted.