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Wireless 'Body Wire' Technology  

January 21, 2011

By Melanie Basich

The Phantom from Tag 5 Industries allows undercover officers to covertly record and broadcast conversations using a smartphone app and remote hardware instead of a physical wire on the body.

WikiLeaks: Guard Your Secrets  

January 21, 2011

By David Griffith

Julian Assange and his fellow weasels are not communists or al-Qaida sympathizers, they are anarchists. They believe in tearing down the Western World's institutions.

Is There An App for That?  

January 6, 2011

By Tim Dees

There are many mobile applications designed specifically for law enforcement officers, and even more that were intended for a more general audience, but that cops will find useful. Those listed below include some from both the police and non-police market sectors.

Smartphone Apps for Cops  

January 6, 2011

By Tim Dees

The cops who came before you had to rely on plastic-coated reference cards and notebooks stuffed in their shirt pockets, and maybe you do to some degree as well. Still, there's no reason not to take advantage of the amazing and relatively cheap computing power of a smartphone to use while on patrol.

IACP 2010: Best of Show  

December 22, 2010

By Melanie Basich and David Griffith

Every International Association of Chiefs of Police show kind of has its own vibe. Last year's show in Denver was all about vehicles. This year's show was much more subdued but there was still plenty of cool stuff on the show floor.

Surveillance Technology: An End to Stakeouts?  

December 14, 2010

By Tim Dees

Modern surveillance techniques still use the old methods, but technology can make the process both easier and more likely to yield good results.

Make Your Arm a Stun Weapon  

December 7, 2010

By David Griffith

ArmStar's futuristic new stun weapon could make hands-on engagements with suspects really one-sided in your favor.

21st Century Riot Control Tools  

November 29, 2010

By David Griffith

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

Software: It's Nothing Without the Code  

November 16, 2010

By Tim Dees

It's easy to forget the work that goes into making gadgets do what they do, those ones and zeroes that comprise their software. Here's a look at software that you can use right now on the job.

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By comparing the size and shape of the incendiary devices in this arson case, video analysis yielded definitive proof that the suspect held the same items in the video.

Video Analysis: Caught on Camera  

October 28, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Ocean Systems' dTective is a video analysis software suite devoted to the task, which the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office in Texas routinely uses to run one of four regional labs across the country dedicated to retrieving and processing video evidence.

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