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<p>CopTrax PHOTO: Stalker</p>

In-car Video: Eyes on the Road  

October 28, 2014

By David Griffith

Here's a look at some of the latest in-car video systems for law enforcement operations.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault  

September 19, 2014

By Melanie Basich

Hackers constantly target law enforcement. Whatever the intent, with our dependence on technology it's more important than ever that police agencies protect themselves against cyber terrorist attacks.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Posts for Public Consumption?  

September 9, 2014

By Dave Smith

If you shot somebody tomorrow, how would the post you put online today read in the mind of Miss Mary Poppins sitting at her breakfast table?

Mission Critical Software  

September 2, 2014

By David Griffith

On a day-to-day basis, Mission Manager can help commanders and supervisors with many tasks. In addition, it facilitates the scheduling of training and allows users to quickly and efficiently communicate with all or some of their officers via voice, text, and e-mail.

<p>Motorola&#39;s APX 7000L is an LMR radio that can also receive and transmit LTE data for texts and programming. Photo: Motorola</p>

Motorola APX 7000L: Two Radios in One  

August 29, 2014

By David Griffith

Motorola Solutions is preparing for the future with its new hybrid LMR/cellular data radio. The Motorola APX 7000L Multiband Radio with LTE is an upgrade of the company's popular digital P25 APX 7000 radio handset that will receive LTE data signals over a yet-to-be-disclosed nationwide cellular carrier and, when it comes online, FirstNet.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases  

August 8, 2014

By David Griffith

Computer security is one of the primary concerns for many of the nation's companies and government agencies. Billions of dollars is spent each year on preventing external threats from entering protected networks. But the sad truth is that most computer network breaches are caused by sloppy internal security policies and procedures.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy  

August 8, 2014

By Devallis Rutledge

Although law enforcement officers are given considerable leeway for reasonable mistakes, you don't get much slack for unreasonable mistakes that result from hasty reactions to bad information that comes from your own official sources.

<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

July 25, 2014

By St. Petersburg Police Research and Planning

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

<p>Photo: Zetx</p>

Trax from Zetx: Visual Analysis  

July 17, 2014

By Melanie Basich

Have you ever had to sift through spreadsheets of data looking for that needle in a haystack that will help solve your case? Trax software from Zetx recognizes cell phone data in any format from any provider and uses it to map the cell towers, create visuals of call information, highlight callers' habits, and even autofill search warrants. And it's simple enough that any officer can use it. 

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Radios: Your Lifeline is Evolving  

June 22, 2014

By David Griffith and Mark Clark

Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.

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