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Harris Radios lands $750 million dollar contract with Federal Government E-mail


With a potential contract value of $750 million dollars, the IRS has selected Harris Tactical Multiband radios for a five-year IDIQ contract. The IDIQ contract is for the Departments of Justice, Treasury, Commerce, Education, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and numerous other agencies to procure P25 equipment, including digital radios.

Under the five-year contract, Harris joins a group of companies whose products meet established P25 criteria. The IDIQ contract does not specify purchase dates or quantities of equipment from any particular supplier.

"We are excited that the Harris wide range of radio products is qualified under the rigorous IDIQ to supply federal agencies with the standards-based P25 radios they need," said Dana Mehnert, group president, RF Communications, Harris Corporation.

Continental Airlines upgrades with Harris Radios OpenSky Technology E-mail


Houston, TX and Boston, MA, February 1, 2010 -Continental Airlines, the world's fifth-largest airline, has successfully upgraded its radio communication system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston with OpenSky® technology from Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company.

The IP-based (Internet Protocol) digital OpenSky system - with Harris P5300 portable and M5300 mobile digital radios - provides Continental Airlines enhanced system monitoring capabilities, improved over-the-air, talk-group management and increased system capacity in one of the airline's busiest and largest travel hubs.

"When Hurricane Ike tore through Houston in 2008, the resulting floods hampered our communication system. While we were able to get the network back up and running quickly, we recognized that we needed an advanced digital network based on a reliable IP backbone to avoid interruptions like this in the future," said Corey Hoffman, manager of airport communications, Continental Airlines. "OpenSky was the logical choice for the new system. By pairing the network with P5300 and M5300 radios, we got an end-to-end digital solution that was both easy-to-use and robust. We also got the system implemented and users transitioned in about 45 days - far faster than we anticipated - thanks to the hard work of Harris and its local network solution provider, Dailey-Wells."

Affected Coworker Helped by C.O.P.S.; Retreat Planned to Help Other Affected Coworkers E-mail

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Kirk Clark has always loved to fish. It relaxes him. It gives him time to clear his head and he appreciates the sense of peacefulness it provides.
The night of July 26, 1990, however, was anything but peaceful...

Unity Radio by Harris wins “Technology of the Year” award E-mail

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By Dana Mehnert (pictured above left), Group President, Harris RF Communications Division

The Unity XG-100 Full-Spectrum Multiband Radio has received the SDR Forum Technology of the Year Award. The radio, manufactured by Harris, an international communications and information technology company, provides federal, state and local agencies with a portable "one-for-all" solution delivering true interoperability to first responders and public safety professionals.

"By voting the Harris Unity XG-100 as our Technology of the Year, our membership has recognized numerous innovative technologies inherent in this breakthrough product," said Lee Pucker, the SDR Forum chief executive officer.

"Products such as this one are important in showing the advanced capabilities of SDR technologies in deployment and advancing the field of next-generation radio technologies,"
The Unity XG-100 supports digital APCO P25 secure and analog FM communications across VHF, UHF, 700 MHz and 800 MHz public safety bands in a single portable radio. Its capabilities enable first responders to use a single radio to communicate with multiple jurisdictions and agencies operating on different frequencies and systems.


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SIG SAUER, Inc. announced on December 18 that it has secured a multi-million dollar contract to deliver pistols to the Federal Air Marshal Service. The contract provides the Federal Air Marshal Service with SIG SAUER's P250 Compact pistol in .357 SIG caliber. The versatile and innovative design concept of the P250 pistol is developed around a serialized modular frame and fire control assembly.

Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, said, "The Company is very proud and honored to be awarded this contract from such a prestigious agency requiring such exceptionally high standards." Mr. Cohen noted that "the P250 is quickly earning a reputation for superior reliability and dependability," which he believed helped take it to the forefront of some very grueling competition.

Read more... and Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. Welcomes Jay Kehoe as Sales Director, Eastern Region E-mail Witmer PSG, a division of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. (WPSG), a leading supplier of public safety equipment and supplies, announced on November 23 that Jay Kehoe has been appointed Sales Director, Eastern Region. Kehoe's initial efforts will be establishing and managing strategic relationships and alliances with agencies, cities and municipalities; positioning WPSG as a premier supplier of law enforcement equipment, fire fighting equipment and other public safety equipment.

WPSG has been experiencing rapid growth nationwide and wanted to increase direct sales efforts in key areas of the eastern United States. "This newly created position fits perfectly with our geographic expansion plans. We are excited to see Jay identify, develop and cultivate business opportunities within local, state and federal law enforcement agencies", said James A. Witmer, CEO of WPSG. "I've known Jay for years and have always been impressed by his knowledge and passion for all the facets of public safety. He is an expert in the industry and will be a great asset to our company."

Journey to C.O.P.S. National President E-mail


Sergeant Ben Bolton with the Alexandria (VA) Police Department, described Jennifer Thacker as, "One of the worst survivors I had ever seen," when he greeted her at the airport for National Police Week in 1999. Sgt. Bolton continued, "Jennifer looked so beaten down and so broken, for her to rise up to be Concerns of Police Survivors' National President is truly amazing."

Jennifer Thacker lost her best friend and husband, Agent Brandon Thacker with the Kentucky Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control, on April 16, 1998, when he was shot during an undercover assignment. Jennifer was left alone to raise their 1 ½ year old daughter, Katherine.

Jennifer turned to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) during her greatest time of need.
Anne McDanel, Jennifer's mother, recalls, "It seemed nobody in our family or her friends could understand Jennifer's pain. Being her mother and seeing her suffer so terribly, made me feel helpless. I had no idea where my daughter and granddaughter would find support. But when she walked into the National Police Survivors' Conference sponsored by C.O.P.S. that National Police Week, I knew she found people who understood her pain and suffering."

FNH USA donates guns to police department in need E-mail


In the course of conducting a product demonstration, Bryan Piester, a regional sales manager for FNH USA, listened to some of the recent difficulties experienced by the New Roads (Louisiana) Police Department.

After the department building was destroyed by fire in 2007 - along with several duty handguns - budgetary constraints prohibited replacement of the lost guns. Additionally, the duty weapons currently in use by the New Roads PD are over 10 years old: parts from damaged guns were in use to keep the weapons safe and working.

The FORCE raises $4000 for C.O.P.S. program E-mail


For visitors to THE FORCE® booth, the IACP conference was not only an educational experience but a philanthropic one as well. The Force held a special fundraiser called the Big Game Challenge in their booth that ultimately raised almost $4000 for Concerns of Police Survivors. For a donation of $5 or more to C.O.P.S., Chiefs from around the world got a chance to play Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009, a hunting game where your shooting skills are put to the test. The participant with the highest score received a $2500 Travel Gift Certificate.

Elbeco Incorporated recognized for its support of the National Law Enforcement Museum E-mail

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Reading PA. October 14, 2009-Elbeco Incorporated of Reading, Pennsylvania received national recognition for its commitment and financial support of the National Law Enforcement Museum at a fund raising reception held in Denver, Colorado on October 4th.

At the recent International Police Chief's convention held in Denver, CO, Rikki Klieman, serving as emcee for the evening's event, and Craig Floyd, chairman and chief executive officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, presented David Lurio, President of Elbeco, with an award recognizing the company for its support. The reception, attended by many of the police chiefs from major U.S. cities, has been part of a national fund raising effort that has raised over $40 million to date.

NLEOMF 2010 Supporter Window Decal E-mail

2010 NLEOMF Supporter

By Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO - NLEOMF

I'm excited to inform you that our 2010 Memorial Supporter window-cling decal will be available starting the week of October 19th, 2009 . Be sure to reserve yours now.

2010 Supporter Decal
Click here to order one additional decal or for a replacement if yours was damaged.
I encourage you to place it on your car or home window to show everyone your support for our nation's law enforcement officers - especially our fallen heroes.

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