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Brian Cain

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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Smartphones: How Defense Attorneys Can Use Discovery Rules To Ensnare You  

June 1, 2011
Because smartphone technology is relatively new, the Supreme Court has not decided a case that specifically addresses the question of what types of law enforcement smartphone records are discovery material.

App Review: Smart Tools  

May 10, 2011
Smart Tools is a paid app for Android smartphones that provides tools for length and angle, distance and height, sound and vibration as well as a compass and metal detector. For less than a cup of cappamochafrappajava, this app provides all the measurement tools you need in the field.

Sickening "Dog Wars" Game Muzzled  

April 28, 2011
When the media started calling for the LAPPL's comment on a new Android video game app, we took one look at the content and decided to take the gloves off. The game in question was the sickening "Dog Wars," which lets players raise and train their virtual dogs to fight.
<p><em><strong>Screenshots: BigTwit Software.</strong></em></p>

App Review: Droid Law  

April 27, 2011
DroidLaw 2.0, which was released in March to the Android Market, is very useful for field officers because it allows officers to search sections of state criminal (penal) codes on their mobile devices. This saves valuable time, so officers don't have to pull out the "old code book" and search for the right law or keyword.

App Review: Spanish for Police  

April 13, 2011
Exact Magic Software's Spanish for Police provides Spanish commands and questions organized in basic law enforcement categories such as Officer Safety, Arrests; Searching Suspects; Miranda Warning; DUI/HGN and others.
<p>Police Partner allows officers to make field notes in their smartphone, rather than in clunky field notebooks.</p>

App Review: Police Partner  

March 30, 2011
Police Partner by Clickz Designs takes away the need for clunky police notebooks and allows you to write all of your notes right there on your iPhone for review later.
<p>The Mobile Digital Forensics solution runs on Dell's Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop.</p>

Dell Introduces Digital Forensic System for Field Officers  

March 24, 2011
The new solution lets officers in the field quickly and securely identify evidence on a wide variety of digital devices, including Windows, Linux, and Macintosh computers, and cell phones. The system also reads memory cards.

Public Safety Interoperability Requires a Neutral Party  

March 18, 2011
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, as well as the ongoing nuclear power plant malfunctions there, serves as a grim reminder that similar disasters can occur here in the U.S. We need to better equip police officers, firefighters and other public safety personnel, so they can respond immediately and cohesively to emergency situations.
<p><em><strong>U.S. Cop is organized into tabs such as Index, Case Law, Training and Messages.</strong></em></p>

App Review: U.S. Cop  

March 17, 2011
With this review of U.S. Cop, POLICE Magazine launches a twice-monthly series of reviews of smartphone apps for officers on both the iPhone and Android platforms.
Image via ConnectedCOPS.net.

New Media, Old Media, and Policing  

February 4, 2011
Most of law enforcement has watched the information age and rising knowledge-worker revolution as curious observers. We should instead embrace the opportunities these innovations have brought us, and communicate directly with the public. After all, we work for them.
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