The hi-tech gadgets are taking law enforcement to a whole new level.
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, and the experts say crime fighting technology has now reached a point that is way beyond any sci-fi movie you'll ever see.
And the top security Land Warfare expo is the place to get a sneak peak into the future world of policing.More stories from Today Tonight
Most of the equipment our police currently use has military origins. Technology initially designed for use in combat can then easily be adapted to fight crime.
A super-sensitive bomb dismantling device that was co-developed by Australia's Defence Force and Deakin University can easily be adapted for use by police bomb squads in the near future.
Night vision goggles from Breon can import an instant map in the right eye, and a picture of the criminal the police are looking for into the left.
The transition from being used for military purposes to police is sometimes quicker than you think, going from the stand to the streets and assisting in the fight against crime.
Another new development is the Throwbot.xt, which some police agencies are already using overseas. The Throwbot.xt can be sent inside a house to look for targets or hostages, and beam back live vision to soldiers or police on the outside.
SAAB Technologies has developed a chemical detection vest which will one day be turned into a chemical detection box to be mounted on police cars. It will be used to scour suburban streets to detect drug lab vapours in the air.
From the military to mainstream policing, the technology being developed is simply amazing.
Ex police officer George Hately is now in the private sector and his company Breon deals in the latest technology that can be utilised in modern policing.
"It's really limited to the imagination of the scientific people that have got these projects," Hately said. "I grew up with sci-fi movies and I just don't think there's a limitation to what people can do. These are very smart people."