Formal Test Report for Radiation Hazard Measurements in Police Vehicles


  1. Zanette, D.
  2. Scribailo, D.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);MPB Technologies Inc, Dorval QUE (CAN)
The use of police traffic radar units has been recently addressed as to police officer safety. The CPRC contracted a further study to determine if there was any danger of operating a radar unit inside a police car. Although this procedure is not standard practice, there have been occasions where this had been observed especially during the winter months. Two full-size cars, a 1991 Ford LTD and a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice were used in the study. The purpose of the study was to determine if there were any multiplying or amplifying factors that would increase the power of the units in the patrol car. The study investigated two positions - position 1 - forward through the front windshield and position 2 - attached to the door pillar (driver's side) facing through the back windshield. In the second position two orientations were investigated - straight through the back window and pointed downward at the rear window deck. The conclusion of the study was that there was no amplification of the radar power in the patrol cars.
Radiation -- Measurement;Police -- Health risk assessment;Police -- Equipment and supplies
Report Number
TR-03-1992E;HV7936.H4;TR-03-92 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1992
Number of Pages
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