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L.A. Police Commission Unveils Process That Could Lead to Public Release of LAPD Video

February 1, 2017
On Tuesday, the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department began a process to review the department's current policy of generally withholding video unless ordered to release it in court.

House Passes Bill to Help First Responders Acquire New Technologies

February 1, 2017
Legislation which will make it easier for first responders to acquire new equipment and technologies they need to respond to evolving threats was passed by the House Monday.

Hackers Hit DC Police Surveillance Cams Days Before Trump Inauguration

January 30, 2017
Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office.

IWCE 2017 Celebrates 40 Years of Educating Communications Technology Professionals

January 24, 2017
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), an annual event for communications technology professionals, offers a comprehensive education program for the communications technology industry, including over 100 sessions to choose from.

SHOT Show 2017: Med-Eng Introduces New ‘Avenger’ Robot to Help Bomb Technicians Defeat Terrorist Threats

January 18, 2017
Med-Eng announced the launch of the Avenger Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) bomb disposal and tactical robot at the 2017 SHOT Show.
<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

SHOT Show 2017: Streamlight Introduces TLR-6 For Non-Rail 1911 Firearms

January 18, 2017
Streamlight Inc. has introduced a TLR-6 weapon light for use with non-rail 1911 firearms featuring both a light and an integrated red aiming laser.
<p>Photo: Boston PD Facebook Page</p>

Boston Police Cancel Plan for Social Media Monitoring Software

January 17, 2017
Boston police have scrapped their plan to spend up to $1.4 million on software to monitor social media postings for criminal activity and threats to public safety,
<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff&#39;s Department plans to deploy an unmanned aerial system to assist bomb techs, tactical units, arson investigations, and search and rescue operations. (Photo: Screen shot from Los Angeles Times video)&nbsp;</p>

LASD to Deploy UAV to Aid Deputies Working Bomb and Hostage Incidents

January 13, 2017
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday that his agency will begin deploying an unmanned aerial device to aid deputies responding to arson scenes, suspected bombs and hostage situations, but he promised the device would not be used to surveil residents.

Proposed California Law Would Require Police to Disclose the Use of More Surveillance Devices

January 6, 2017
New California legislation would expand the list of electronic surveillance devices that the state's law enforcement agencies must disclose to the public.
<p>The Amazon Echo is always listening for its wake word. It records once it hears the wake word. Arkansas officers are hoping it recorded evidence of a murder. (Photo: Police Magazine)</p>

Arkansas Officers Want to Know if Smart Home Device Recorded Murder Evidence

December 27, 2016
While investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.
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