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Waze'd and Confused  

July 16, 2015

By Jon Adler

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  

July 15, 2015

By Melanie Basich

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  

July 14, 2015

By David Griffith

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  

June 30, 2015

By A.J. George

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.


Countering Super Gangs with Crime Analytics  

June 30, 2015

By Louis F. Quijas

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.

Predictive Policing: Seeing the Future  

June 30, 2015

By David Griffith

Predictive policing is the computerized analysis of historical crime data from databases, record management systems, and other digital sources. Agencies have achieved a lot of great results using this tool, but experts say law enforcement agencies have just begun to scratch the surface of what the technology can do.

<p>Greg Meyer</p>

Body Cameras: Keep It Real  

June 30, 2015

By Greg Meyer

Body-worn cameras will be a game-changer, but no new law enforcement technology is the be-all, end-all "silver bullet" that people often think it will be.


Digital Video: Working Under the Microscope  

June 18, 2015

By Greg Meyer

When the public sees a news video that apparently shows an officer committing excessive force, the incessant media-driven quest for "Justice! Now!" puts false hope in the minds of many that there will be quick and easy answers for complex events.

Kings of the Road  

May 24, 2015

By David Griffith

There are many things that an in-car video system can do that body cameras can't do or can't do nearly as well. Primarily, in-car video evidence capture was specifically designed for monitoring the activity in and around a vehicle—whether that vehicle is stopped or moving.

Choosing the Right Lightbar  

May 4, 2015

By Ryan Mason

Selecting the right LED lighting solution for your agency's vehicles can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. There are multiple factors to consider, including lumen output levels, the lightbar's shape, and interoperability with existing equipment.

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