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Brian Cain

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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Illustration via Flickr (Ernesto Lago).

Cops Tackle Social Media at SMILE Conference  

January 10, 2011
It's now become nearly impossible for law enforcement agencies to remain uninvolved in social media. Enter the Social Media, the Internet, and Law Enforcement (SMILE) conference.
Photo via Flickr (Ninja M.).

Give Smartphones To Field Cops  

December 16, 2010
Once these decision-makers accept what field cops instinctively know — that smartphones are the future — public safety departments will move quickly to adopt technologies that already exist.

Verizon Activates Initial 4G Markets  

December 6, 2010
Law enforcement agencies are anticipating next-gen networks to deploy or expand municipal surveillance networks (if budgets allow). Connected cameras will help patrol officers work more seamlessly with central command centers to apprehend fleeing suspects and halt crimes in progress.
More and more law enforcement agencies are turning to wireless surveillance networks to help officers identify suspects and vehicles. Photo courtesy of Gardena PD.

Video Network Brings Real-Time Data to Pursuing Officers  

November 11, 2010
The Gardena (Calif.) PD is the latest to implement a wireless surveillance camera network to help identify suspects and vehicles in city facilities, parks and public thoroughfares.
GPS client software such as this example from TrackStar AVLS displays the location and status of an agency's law enforcement vehicles on a map display. Image via TrackStar.

GPS in Police Vehicles: Officer Safety or Big Brother Watching?  

October 8, 2010
Some agencies and unions have agreed that GPS results will not be used against officers unless a complaint has been made, but other agencies have purchased computer software that will monitor an officer's speed and print out a report. Alerts can also send out if the vehicle's speed exceeds a predetermined maximum.

All the Suspect Info on the Screen In Your Hand  

September 23, 2010
Notice that in public safety, we have many capabilities in DNA, prints, biometrics, and yet we have no field capability. Not for long. Finally, police executives and IT professionals in public safety are demanding these new capabilities in RFPS and program development.

A Case for Communications Training  

August 27, 2010
Should regular training be required on communications equipment and the procedures for using it? Consider these four topics for annual training.
Photo via Flickr.com (thisisrod).

Detecting the Origin of Gunshots  

July 29, 2010
Gunshot detection is possible with the system that involves the installation of small auditory sensors—16 per square mile—in areas where gunfire is more common.

LTE Expands Communications For LE  

July 14, 2010
As LTE begins to be deployed in 2011, according to industry leaders, patrol officers will have access to data and video in vehicles and on hand-held devices. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the convergence of cellular applications and devices with current antiquated police radio systems has begun.

Using the iPhone For Field IDs  

June 23, 2010
In addition to asking for a driver's license, the officer would use the iPhone to photograph the suspect's face and iris (the colored ring around the pupil). It would allow officers to verify a suspect's identification and perhaps avoid dragging them back to the station.
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