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Waze'd and Confused  

Why are companies like Google offering the Waze app through their online app stores, without any regard for officer safety? It's hard to get a straight answer.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek, Tumbled Bones Photography</p>

High-Tech Crash Reconstruction  

Increased accuracy in measurements and calculations helps ensure that officers have better information for court, which can put away reckless drivers and make roads safer for everyone. Here are some examples of how law enforcement officers are using digital tools to investigate traffic accidents.

<p>Photo: David Griffith</p>

Streamlining the Chain of Evidence  

CMPD crime scene techs say their work can be very physically demanding and officers often don't realize what is involved. "I don't know how many times I have shown up on a scene and the officers have said to me, 'It's just going to be pictures,'" says Crime Scene Supervisor Roy Patterson. "But it doesn't work like that."

<p>Photo: Safariland</p>

Product Test: Tactical Command Industries Two-Wire Patrol Kit  

The Two-Wire Patrol Kit's sound quality is good, the earpiece is comfortable, and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for light, high-quality comms at a great price.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Countering Super Gangs with Crime Analytics  

It has become a recurring issue for law enforcement nationwide, and internationally: the rise of the "super gang," an affiliation of distinct criminal organizations—temporarily or permanently—to pursue mutually beneficial strategies and/or profits.

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Parabon's Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service Reveals New Clues in 27-Year Old Cold Case

Working with the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police Department, Parabon generated a composite image from DNA linked to the unsolved murder of April Tinsley.

Facebook Loses Appeal on New York Search Warrants

A New York state appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had no legal standing to challenge search warrants on behalf of its customers.

DHS Unveils Major Expansion of ICE Cyber Crimes Center

The expanded ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., will provide ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with enhanced operational and training capabilities in order to meet the growing cyber mission of the agency and increasing workload of criminal cases with a cyber-nexus.

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IBM Introduces Cloud Version of Coplink

IBM i2 Coplink uses sophisticated analytics and "fuzzy" searches to allow investigators to discover hidden relationships and...

Four Important Communication Technology Trends For 2015

Cellular convergence and the importance of end-user application guided the development of nearly half of Pryme’s new product...

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

Through its bait program using Assisted Patrol-equipped devices, Dayton arrested and convicted four individuals who had been...

   
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