"Handling packages that may contain explosives, monitoring restricted drivers, running comprehensive searches of multiple databases, translating languages with a machine, or making a firefighting tool from Austria useful as a less lethal weapon . . . On any given day, the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization (OLETC) in Wheeling, West Virginia, assists inventors and innovators in the development of new products and technologies for public safety agencies large and small." This article highlights five technologies that may soon be helping law enforcement and corrections personnel do their jobs more safely.
Tech Beat (Summer 2006)