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Vievu Introduces Body-Worn Camera with Selectable Field of View and Auto Activation Capabilities

October 19, 2017
The Bluetooth-enabled LE5 camera boasts two industry firsts: a user-selectable field of view and USB-C connection, according to Vievu. The LE5 camera is fully configurable to capture 95 degrees, which replicates the human eye, a narrower 70 degrees for a focused view, or a wide-angle 120 degrees. The USB-C connection provides fast charging, high speed and its symmetrical and reversible design allows easy docking.

LAPD Selects Axon AI Research Team as Official Artificial Intelligence Partner

October 18, 2017
Under the new partnership, Axon will deliver AI-based video analysis that accelerates and enhances LAPD's existing video review processes. The enhancements include categorization of body-worn video and review workflows that will ultimately reduce the labor hours required to review body-worn camera footage.

Genetec to Showcase New Public Safety Technology and Initiatives at IACP 2017

October 18, 2017
At the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Philadelphia next week, Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, will showcase new and existing technology solutions, analytics, and initiatives designed to facilitate collaboration between law enforcement agencies, security departments, and the public, facilitating more effective first response and investigations.

Video: L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

October 17, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote.

Some MN Police Departments Considering Testing Gun Cameras

October 17, 2017
A small number of Minnesota police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras.

Dodge Enhances Officer Protection Package for 2018 Charger Pursuit

October 16, 2017

Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dodge’s Officer Protection Package was designed to promote officer safety by utilizing sensors built into every Dodge Charger Pursuit to detect attempted ambushes from the rear when parked and working in their vehicle.
<p>Photo: Ann Arbor PD/Facebook</p>

Hackers Using MI Officers' Names in Extortion Attempts

October 11, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI, police are investigating reports that hackers claiming to be police officers from their department are attempting to extort money from users of dating sites.

Panel OKs Guidelines for Los Angeles Police Department Drone Program

October 11, 2017
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create.

Florida Police Agency Uses Drones to Assess Hurricane Damage

October 1, 2017

Sponsored by American Military University

As Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast, this police agency deployed drones to document current conditions. After Irma made landfall, the agency sent drones out again to assess storm damage and provide information about what areas were hit the worst. Learn more about their UAS program.

Boston PD Buys Drones, to Consult Community Before Deployment

September 26, 2017
Boston police said they have purchased drones with the intent of using them to capture a bird's-eye view of crime scenes, but none has yet been deployed.
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