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Brian Cain is a sergeant with the Holly Springs (Ga.) Police Department, and is known as the "Millennial cop" on Twitter. He has been in law enforcement since 2000. He hosts and produces a podcast for Millennials in law enforcement.



Michael Bostic

Michael Bostic

Mike Bostic, of Raytheon Corp.'s Civil Communication Solutions group, specializes in open architecture, systems integration of communications and data programs. Mike spent 34 years with the LAPD. He managed IT and facility development, as well as the SWAT Board of Inquiry, which developed new command-and-control systems.
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<p>Photo courtesy of Vigilant Solutions.</p>

LPR Protects Officers and the Public  

July 15, 2013
Since our country's founding, personal freedoms have been in constant battle with the protection of the greater good. That battle continues today in Los Angeles as some privacy rights groups attempt to limit the tools that law enforcement uses every day to keep the public safe.
<p>Photo courtesy of Panasonic.</p>

On-Officer Video Systems  

July 8, 2013
The following is a quick look at some of the leading models of on-officer video cameras.
<p>Screenshot via Purple Forge.</p>

4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps  

June 10, 2013
As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable information to the field.

Twitter Comes of Age for Law Enforcement  

May 21, 2013
One of the most lasting lessons that came out of the way law enforcement handled the Boston Marathon bombing came in the Twitterverse, where the Boston Police Department provided a clear beacon for using the social media platform.
<p>Photo via Flickr.</p>

Using a Photo's Meta Data To Find a Location  

May 10, 2013
Within most digital pictures, cameras store meta data called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) within the header of the file. This data can give you major clues about the origin of the photo.
<p>Mobile forensic devices can extract data from seized cellular phones.<em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em>Photo by Graham Kuzia.</p>

Handling Cell Phones and Their Digital Evidence  

April 18, 2013
Cell phones can provide investigators with a call history, text messages. and contact lists. They can also provide us with other valuable data that's sometimes overlooked.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/61423903@N06/7557181168/&quot;>FutUndBeidl</a>/Flickr.</p>

Why Is Public Safety Behind the Tech Curve?  

April 9, 2013
When was the last time you went as a consumer to a software store, bought a disk, took it home, and installed it on your computer or mobile device? If you’ve done this recently, savor the memory because this mode of delivering technology on physical disks is rapidly going extinct.
<p>Screenshots via Google.</p>

App Review: Google Maps  

April 5, 2013
For officers who aren't issued patrol vehicles equipped with GPS for positioning and call routing, Google Maps offers a very useful alternative. GPS will always be the best choice, but it's more costly, making Google Maps a tool that's within easy reach.
<p>Harris Corp.&#39;s XG-75 single-band radio incorporates the Harris P25 systems Enhanced Failsoft with Security mode&nbsp;technology. Photo courtesy of Harris.</p>

P25 Systems: Harris Corp.'s Enhanced Failsoft with Security  

March 29, 2013
The term "failsoft" refers to any failover condition that causes a digital trunked radio system to not trunk. This is most commonly caused by a loss of the control channel that subscriber radios use when communicating to the towers to assign a resource.
<p>Screenshots via ARA Developer.</p>

App Review: First Responder Support Tools  

March 4, 2013
The First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) app for iOS, Android, and Windows can assist you with HazMat spill evacuation and IED standoff distances.
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