Ensuring police officer safety with solutions for narcotics, chemical and radiation threats

When timing is mission critical

Officers often don’t know what they’re walking into or if their lives are at risk. Is that puddle of water a toxic spill from illegal dumping, or just water? Is that box emitting harmful radiation? When dealing with unknown substances, real-time tools that can help clarify the situation and determine an appropriate course of action are critical to law enforcement or police officer safety. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a broad range of capabilities, including multiple device types and technologies to protect first responders and the public.

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Law enforcement categories: Narcotics, chemical, and radiation threats

Ensure public safety with rugged, portable chemical and radiation testing equipment. Our portable chemical analyzers deliver the rapid, reliable, field-based chemical identification. Our portable radiation detectors can be worn by officers to monitor and detect radiation threats prior to and during public events.

Help ensure both public and police officer safety with advanced, integrated radiation detection and measurement instruments. Our portable radiation detectors quickly distinguish between naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and radiation from man-made sources such as improvised nuclear devices (INDs) or radiological dispersal devices (RDDs).

With illegal drug targets rapidly evolving, traditional wet chemistry kits cannot keep pace with the constant influx of unknown substances. We offer the only portable instrument for unknown substance testing with a regularly updated library to quickly adapt to new designer drugs and emerging variations as they gain traction in the market.


When You Need to Know if the Threat Is Real

Learn about the advanced technology, planning tools, and instruments available to first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, military, and government agencies to aid in the detection of radioactive materials and the identification of chemicals, narcotics, and explosive threats. Includes grant information. Read A Practical Guide to Safety and Security Threat Detection Technology.

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Handheld Raman analyzers for narcotics identification strengthen law enforcement

A handheld Raman analyzer can ID hundreds of narcotics, precursors or cutting agents in seconds – right at the scene. With high specificity, an analyzer is non-destructive, non-contact and easy-to-use – a great tool for first responders to have with them for every call.

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Police officers require multiple device types with a broad range of capabilities. If new equipment is not in your budget, you may quality for a grant. Click on the link below and fill out the form for free customized grant application help for projects including grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts.

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