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<p>Photo: Genetec</p>

LPR Under Fire  

Many state legislators are listening to the ACLU and others who want to rein in LPR operations. New Hampshire already bans the use of the technology except at toll stations, and other states are considering legislation that to some degree would change the way agencies use LPR.

<p>Photo courtesy of MILO Range</p>

Training Outside of the Box  

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

Police Cell Phones and Social Media  

Unbelievable as it may sound, this was probably the first recorded tactical law enforcement call-out conducted over Facebook. Even though I rarely use Facebook, I knew my officers did and better yet they monitored it. The call-out was successful and the suspect was apprehended.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cell Phones on Duty  

Most cops can readily agree a cell phone is perhaps the best new tool an officer can have during his or her patrol shift. Whether it is used to call a victim, a barricaded suspect, or a detective on a major case, a cell phone is a vital asset to the patrol officer.

<p>Photo courtesy of StarChase</p>

Pursuit Tracking  

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

News

Salt Lake City PD Rape Data to Go Online

Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank put forward his "Code R Kit Project," which would post online information on 625 rape cases but would protect the identity of victims.

FLIR Debuts New PathFindIR Night Vision Camera

FLIR Systems has released its new PathFindIR II thermal night vision system to be used in vehicles to provide automated detection and alerts of pedestrians and animals.

Image Sensing Systems Releases New Mobile LPR Camera, Partners with MAV Systems

Image Sensing Systems has released its new compact license plate recognition (LPR) camera, Autoscope Pn-120, released in partnership with MAV Systems.

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Digital Forensics: A Decade of Changes

While the Internet has dramatically increased and facilitated the creation and distribution of child pornography, it has also...

   
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