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<p>Often a citizen video only shows the force, not the inciting event and certainly not the totality of circumstances. (Photo: Carla Blazek)</p>

The Totality of Circumstances  

People pass instant judgment on officers' actions on video without seeming to know anything about the investigation and analysis that necessarily includes policy, training, and the laws that govern police use of force.

<p>FLIR Detection&#39;s Fido X2 quickly identifies trace explosives and has a large screen to display results and show training videos. (Photo: FLIR Detection)</p>

The Mechanical Nose Knows  

Law enforcement can use the Fido X2 for first-level screening at security checkpoints or during high alert stages to detect explosive residue on vehicles and personal belongings and get results within 10 seconds.

<p>The ReconRobotics Throwbot can run ahead of a team to provide valuable intel.<em> Photo via Recon Robotics</em></p>

Police Robots on Land and Sea  

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Fechheimer</em></p>

IACP 2015: Report from the Aisles  

The show floor of this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference held in Chicago, Oct. 25-27, again was dominated by body-worn cameras and related software and hardware. 

Police Radios Transition into a New Era  

Although they aren't as sexy as the other contemporary tools of law enforcement that make more headlines like body-worn cameras and high-tech forensics equipment, no technology is more vital to your mission than your communications equipment.

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Twitter Shuts Down 125K Terrorist Accounts

Well-known social networking service Twitter Inc. has suspended 125,000 accounts for promoting or threatening terrorism.

FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access.

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data

A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for thousands of FBI employees, after leaking similar data about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday.

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How Technology is Changing Law Enforcement

Every second of video that an officer’s camera records can be taken into evidence, providing a first-hand account of what took...

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...

   
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IACP 2015
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<p>N-Vision Optics&#39; TC Series thermal weapon sights attach in front of the day scope on a Picatinny rail, allowing the flexibility to use the sight on multiple weapons. The TC Series is fully collimated to maintain boresight with the day optic, eliminating the need to re-zero when attached or detached from the weapon. Any TC Series sight can also be used as a standalone weapon scope, with four reticle patterns custom tailored for individual weapons. The weapon sights are available with 320 x 256 (TC35) and 640 x 512 (TC50) VOx thermal detectors.</p>
Night Vision and Thermal Tools 2015
These night vision and thermal imaging devices will enhance...
<p><a href=&quot;http://www.policemag.com/freeinfo/21339&quot;>MIR (Mobile Incident Reporting) Systems</a>&nbsp;is dedicated to making it easier for officers in the field to interact with dispatch, manage reports, and communicate with supervisors. MIR software was designed to look and function as easily as a smartphone app and operates on the company&#39;s durably designed Mobile Tablets. Using MIR tablets, officers can take high-def video and images, and the software will automatically attach the video or image to the incident report and classify itself in the report as evidence. Voice recognition allows an officer to dictate reports in minutes. Officers can also use the tablets to stream live video back to their supervisors.</p>
Law Enforcement Software 2014
There's now a computer application to assist with just about...
 
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