Since last year’s guests at our IACP booth were so popular, we invited them again to the show hosted by the International Chiefs of Police. Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, the retired DEA agents who helped take down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, will be in Booth 2517 at the IACP Conference and Exposition in October. We will also be showcasing a new product that can be used by Law Enforcement to process DNA evidence in 90 min to solve crime faster.
According to the show website, “The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment.” Many in the industry consider the show to be the most comprehensive law enforcement conference and exposition in 2019, and show representatives boast that it is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — with more than 16,000 public safety professionals attending. In addition, there will be 600+ vendors showcasing products and services to assist the law enforcement profession. It is a great opportunity to learn new techniques, advance one’s knowledge, and discover the latest technology and equipment in the industry.
As I mentioned, we will be in Booth 2517 discussing handheld narcotics analysis and identification technology as well as technology that helps process DNA more rapidly. Handheld narcotics analyzers enable officers, customs, border control, and other personnel to scan more than 450 suspected controlled substances in a single, definitive test. With this handheld drug detector, narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and analgesics are easily identified using lab-proven Raman spectroscopy. Rapid DNA technology enables law enforcement officers to process DNA samples at the station or in the field—and, in only 90 minutes, obtain rapid intelligence that can immediately impact an investigation, or link suspects with past crimes while they are still in custody, which could prevent further crimes.
Raman spectroscopy is a well-established analytical technique, and is used in the field to identify key drugs of abuse as well as common cutting agents, precursors and threats such as fentanyl and carfentanil. Since officers can scan directly through plastic or glass for most drug test samples, contamination is minimized, exposure is reduced, and evidence is preserved.
Retired DEA Agents Stephen Murphy and Javier Pena who were instrumental in taking down notorious Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist, Pablo Escobar — and whose story inspired the hit Netflix™ Series NARCOS™ — will be available at the booth on October 26 and 27 to discuss the technology, as well as their famous case and latest books. (Stop by the booth anytime to reserve a copy of their book.)
In addition to narcotics analyzers, attendees can get hands-on demonstrations of FTIR/Raman Handheld Analyzers that can Identify unknown chemicals and explosives in the field quickly, safely, and confidently, as well as portable radiation detection and identification instruments that help ensure that on-site teams are equipped to detect radiation, identify the source, determine the threat level, and initiate a response plan, all within minutes and without creating widespread panic.
I hope you don’t miss this opportunity to spend four days with law enforcement leaders from around the globe as they address the most pressing challenges for global policing. But if you can’t make it to the booth and want to learn more about the latest threat detection technology used in the field, we’ve gathered all our educational materials and consolidated them into one section in our website titled Solutions for Law Enforcement: Narcotics, Chemical and Radiation Threats. And if you still want to hear what the former DEA agents have to say, you can access the videos of them from the last event.
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See Ex-DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena at Booth 2517 during these times:
Sunday October 27th:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday October 28th:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Additional Resources on our website:
- Watch the video of Retired DEA Agent Stephen Murphy
- Watch the video of Retired DEA Agent Javier Pena
- Access the web page: Solutions for Law Enforcement: Narcotics, Chemical and Radiation Threats