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Cleveland Says Officers Should Not Have to Wear Body Cameras While Moonlighting

May 9, 2017
The city of Cleveland doesn't think it's necessary to require police officers to wear body cameras while working off-duty security details, and has asked a federal judge to sign off on a new policy that says as much.

Body Camera Plan Approved for Seattle Police

May 5, 2017
The federal judge overseeing Seattle police reforms has approved the Police Department’s long-awaited body-camera proposal, resolving an issue that had put the plan on hold.

SceneDoc Closes Investment Round to Support Company's Growth

May 3, 2017
SceneDoc Inc., a global law enforcement and public safety software provider, today announced the completion of a round of financing co-led by Responder Ventures (Palm Beach, FL), Motorola Solutions Venture Capital (Schaumburg, Illinois) and iGan Partners (Toronto, Ontario).

JW Fishers' Metal Detectors Being Used Worldwide to Locate Underwater Evidence and Explosives

May 3, 2017
Dive Team Leader Steve Sutton-Brown reports using Fishers new SAR-1 detector in a recent training exercise. “We’re regularly called on to search for evidence such as guns, knives, bullet casings, etc. We generally dive in visibility that is zero to one foot, which is one of the reasons we choose this machine.
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ATF's Ballistics Van to Help Baltimore as Murder Rate Increases

May 3, 2017
Baltimore has experienced its highest murder rate in history through the first four months of 2017—but authorities there are now receiving federal help in the form of a mobile gun-tracking van from the ATF.

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

April 28, 2017
The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

Texas Detective Says Nation's Police Need More Cybercrime Investigation Training

April 24, 2017
This must change. All policing — even a fair amount of cyberpolicing — is local. Many of the cybercrimes that hit people in the wallet aren’t complex, cross-jurisdictional hacks by Ukrainian ninjas. Instead, Internet-enabled cons like card-skimming, business email compromise, tax-return refund fraud and electronic fund transfer fraud often begin and end locally. The perpetrators are frequently small-time crooks known to the cops for other types of crime.

FOP Gives Defibrillators to Wyoming Highway Patrol

April 24, 2017
Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers will now have access to two defibrillators when responding to emergency calls thanks to a donation from the Wyoming Fraternal Order of Police.

Video: SC Deputy Placed on Leave After Fatal Collision with Speeding Motorcyclist

April 24, 2017
The Berkeley County (SC) Sheriff's Office has released video of a high-speed pursuit that ended with the death of the pursued motorcyclist. The Wednesday night pursuit lasted more than five minutes and the involved deputy has been placed on leave.

Pryme and Zello Collaborate to Bring User-Friendly PTT Communications Over Smartphones to Law Enforcement

April 24, 2017
The advantages of using PTT apps such as Zello over smart devices are many, according to George. Not only can users communicate securely from literally anywhere with an LTE cellular signal, including from space. They can review the content of the message after its been sent. "On Zello you can hear the messages live and replay them," George says.
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