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Thermal Imaging “Does this kiddie pool on my back make me look like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?” Photo courtesy of FLIR F 40 or a boatload of reasons I rest easy in the belief I left police work at the perfect time. Not that I’m an old fart, by any stretch of the imagination, I just knew I was no longer at the top of my game. With chronic neck and shoulder pain and worsening eyesight, I cringed at the idea of maybe being put back in the field as my agency se- Seeing Is Believing This CNVD-T from Insight Tech-Gear incorporates a reticle for weapon aiming. It can also be used as a handheld device. ATN offers the OTIS-17, which can be utilized as a hand-held device, or mounted to a weapon, helmet or goggles. riously struggled with major budget and staffing woes. I’d already done 20 years in the field and I was quite happy being “inside” doing detective work. Now, in my second career as magazine editor, I get to see and play with a lot of really interesting goodies aimed at making cop work easier, less dangerous and more efficient. The trick is deciding if some new gadget is actually solving a “problem.” Take, for instance, the WWW.AMERICANCOPMAGAZINE.COM • JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011