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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.

<p>Photo: Project Lifesaver International</p>

Safeguarding the Most Vulnerable  

April 28, 2015

By Gene Saunders

At-risk individuals enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. Responders tune into the individualized frequency of the client's transmitter, listening for a signal that can help them locate the client.

<p>Photo of TASER Axon: Police File</p>

RoboCop: Wearable Tech  

April 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Developments such as interest in the Apple Watch and a federal push to create wearable tech specifically for first responders seem poised to make such devices mainstream for law enforcement officers.

<p>Photo: Utility</p>

More Than a Body Cam  

April 28, 2015

By Ryan Mason

Departments choosing a body camera must determine what system best fits their needs and their budgets. One of the contenders in the police body camera market is Utility.

<p>Image: SmartProcure</p>

SmartProcure: Pricepoint Parity  

April 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

SmartProcure is an online database that allows members to login and search purchasing information from 7,000 local, state, and federal government agencies. Through the online Web portal users have access to 170 million purchase orders, including historical data going back to 2008.

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