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<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. 

Police Radios Transition into a New Era  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

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.

Traffic and Speed Enforcement  

November 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Here you'll find a list of tools that will help you catch dangerous speeders in the act.

LE Software  

October 29, 2015

By Melanie Basich

These high-tech programs simplify your workflow and make doing your job easier.

Vehicle Mounts  

October 29, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Looking for a new vehicle mount for your tablet or laptop? Take a look at one of these options. 

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