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<p>Amazon says Rekognition can &ldquo;detect, analyze, and compare faces for a wide variety of user verification, people counting, and public safety use cases.&rdquo; (Photo: Getty)</p>

Balancing Privacy Rights and Facial Recognition Technology for Police  

June 21, 2018
Disruptive technologies present challenges for everyone — police administrators included. But such technologies also carry significant benefits not only for police, but for the citizens they are sworn to protect.

The Future of Law Enforcement Communications  

May 2, 2018
As a technologist, it’s my opinion that agencies will soon be able to receive much more tactical/situational information from all active incidents, including verbal transmissions, without ever touching a communications device.

Vievu Body Cameras on Patrol with Major Agencies  

December 8, 2017
Oakland PD was an early advocate of Vievu body camera technology and has been using the company's products since 2010. The department currently has 775 cameras; most of them the Vievu LE3 model. Now the department is moving to upgrade all of its officers' cameras to the latest Vievu model, the LE5.
<p>Frames from videos of Humanoid Harry skating around taken by four different cameras, all illuminated by the same light source.</p>

Testing Body Cameras for Image Fidelity  

December 5, 2017
The traditional gelatin-silver image reproduction film process was a very stable imaging platform with reliable, repeatable characteristics; lighting was also more consistent. In digital photography, we have to contend with many more variables and different elements involved in producing the final image.

How First-Responder Communications are Evolving  

May 9, 2016
The emergence of simultaneous LMR and LTE capabilities, along with PTT apps on smartphones, tablets and WiFi-only devices, opens up a world of potential new products such as more robust phones for industrial use, dual- or triple-band radios with LTE phones built inside, possibly even with a USB port on the side for uploading data.

How Technology is Changing Law Enforcement  

December 8, 2015
Every second of video that an officer’s camera records can be taken into evidence, providing a first-hand account of what took place during any interaction with a subject. The cameras provide the officer’s perspective on the incident unfettered by testimony and witness reports. Beyond that, departments can use the footage to train and practice crisis scenarios, reviewing successful arrests and discovering areas for improvement. Community members and law enforcement officers alike can benefit fro
<p>Screen shot from Coplink on Cloud (Photo: IBM)</p>

IBM Introduces Cloud Version of Coplink  

June 23, 2015
IBM i2 Coplink uses sophisticated analytics and "fuzzy" searches to allow investigators to discover hidden relationships and patterns that can be used to solve crimes. Geospatial mapping features in the software can quickly create maps, highlighting types of incidents such as arson, burglaries, or prowling by specific dates or times of day, and location.

Four Important Communication Technology Trends For 2015  

June 2, 2015
Cellular convergence and the importance of end-user application guided the development of nearly half of Pryme’s new product introductions for 2015.
<p>Photo of theft suspects arrested in Dayton, Ohio, by officers using Assisted Patrol bait devices.</p>

Bait Devices Help Law Enforcement Crack Down on Cellphone, Tablet Theft  

April 13, 2015
Through its bait program using Assisted Patrol-equipped devices, Dayton arrested and convicted four individuals who had been arrested for a total of 45 felonies and theft from automobiles in the downtown precinct decreased by 80%for over one year. These results were achieved without stakeouts and with no overtime expenses.

The Constantly Evolving Technological Needs in Community-Police Relations  

February 9, 2015
Pulling data from law enforcement records can be difficult, which is why an analytics software platform could be key to promoting relationships with the community. With a map-based tool, agencies can analyze their crime and calls-for-service data to create geographical profiles to see where crimes are being committed and reported. With these profiles, agencies can better see where officers need to be more visible and to interact with the community as a crime prevention tactic.
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