Homeland Security in the North Central Region of Colorado has purchased four night vision goggles for shared use by police departments from 10 counties within the jurisdiction.
The regional purchase will enable police to access and use night-specialized devices that cost $3,500 each, and which individual departments could not have afforded.
Night-vision goggles can be used for surveillance, to find someone who is lost, or for handling a known shooter, for instance. These goggles have been used by the U.S. military for years, but are new in police circles.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from 9News (CO); 05/28/07; Bolton, Anastasiya.