SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

September 11, 2007 07:00 ET

Law Enforcement Associates Reports Strong Order Volume From Louisiana Agencies Impacted by Katrina

YOUNGSVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID), a leading provider of surveillance and security products to the global law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets, said it has received more than $250,000 in orders from Louisiana-based law enforcement agencies during 2007. Orders from the state are up sharply versus the past two years, and have largely come from departments that suffered substantial losses of equipment during hurricane Katrina.

"Bureaus operating along the Gulf Coast were left without many of the most basic tools required in modern law enforcement," said Paul Feldman, president of LEA. "We made equipment loans to certain hard-hit agencies so they could simply maintain day-to-day operations. After two years, it appears the focus of many departments has shifted from restoring and rebuilding infrastructure to replacement of the systems necessary for critical undercover and surveillance work."

About Law Enforcement Associates Corporation

LEA is a leading security and surveillance technology company that manufactures and markets a diverse product line to the worldwide law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets. The company's Audio Intelligence Devices (AID) division has been serving the law enforcement sector for more than 30 years and is one of the most respected names in the surveillance equipment industry. LEA's products are used by a wide variety of government and non-governmental agencies, as well as public and private companies. These include military bases, nuclear facilities, embassies, government installations, oil refineries, United Nations and NATO locations. The company enjoys close working relationships with other prominent players in the security and surveillance industry, such as Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC), one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products; and FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR), a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems. LEA's products have been used at high-profile events such as the Summer & Winter Olympics, Super Bowl, U.S. Golf Championship, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Its products include the Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS), EDK123 (Explosive Detection Kit), Bloodhound GPS Tracking System, Letter-bomb Visualizer Spray, and a wide variety of Audio & Video Surveillance Equipment. Headquartered in Youngsville, N.C., the company has been featured in many industry publications and websites. For more information, please visit www.leacorp.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including the inability to generate and secure the necessary product sales, or the lack of acceptance of the company's products by its customers. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact Information

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    Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
    Geoff High
    303-393-7044