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<p>Kustom Signals&#39; Vantage body-worn camera can upload files wirelessly to the company&#39;s Eyewitness in-car system so that officers don&#39;t have to turn in their cameras at the end of their shifts. Photo: Kustom Signal</p>

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video  

April 7, 2016

By David Griffith

Many of the most innovative features on the current generation of law enforcement body-worn camera systems are all about ensuring the evidence is captured as accurately as possible, that it can be integrated with other video capture systems, and it can be redacted.

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LPR Technology  

April 7, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

Here are some of the latest LPR products for law enforcement on the market right now.

<p>Photo: Silynx Communications</p>

Next-Generation Headsets and Mics  

March 14, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Law enforcement officers accustomed to using smartphones with wireless devices in their personal lives are itching to use the same type of technology on duty. And manufacturers of headsets, microphones, and wireless devices are working to meet that challenge.

<p>This screen shot from Telogis Ford Telematics shows some of the information that the system captures. (Photo: Telogis)</p>

The Benefits of Telematics  

March 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Experts say telematics can save agencies money and prevent officers and civilians from being injured or even killed in patrol vehicle accidents.

<p>Photo: WatchGuard Video</p>

WatchGuard Video: Evidence in the Ether  

March 8, 2016

By Melanie Basich

WatchGuard Video's Cloud-Share helps agencies find, copy, distribute, and track digital evidence via the cloud while still maintaining the original data in their on-premises servers.

<p>Ocean Systems&#39; Omnivore and dTective enable the processing and review of a wide variety of video by forensic video specialists. (Photo: Ocean Systems)</p>

Surfing the Digital Video Tsunami  

February 23, 2016

By David Griffith

All of the video agencies must cope with presents law enforcement with headaches. It's costly to store; it's costly to review, and it's costly to process for legally mandated release to the press and the public.

<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  

January 28, 2016

By Greg Meyer

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  

January 28, 2016

By Melanie Basich

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  

December 28, 2015

By David Griffith

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  

December 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

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. 

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