The concept of TacView was originally envisioned by a Tactical Officer when he was assigned to his agency's Narcotics Division and who was in charge of procuring and operating the unit's electronic surveillance equipment, handling the narcotic detector dog, working undercover and writing search warrants. This particular project, built by that officer which ultimately evolved into TacView, was a micro camera with 24 IR diodes attached to a telescopic pole. After he developed many prototypes, he knew that he needed to share this equipment with other officers at the lowest possible cost. He is doing that now
Sgt. George T. Gilmer, (Ret.): Former Training Academy Sergeant and Tactical Team member who holds a Master Peace Officer's Certificate with 23 years of law enforcement experience and who served in Patrol, in Narcotics (both undercover and writing and executing search warrants), as a major crime scene investigator in the Crime Lab, as a D.A.R.E. Officer and as an academy training instructor.