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Pittsburgh Police Department to Expand Use of Body Cameras

October 5, 2015
In a reversal of their position, Pittsburgh's top police officials will allow patrol officers to wear video cameras, even though it's illegal to record inside someone's home.

Can The Race of a Subject Be Determined from a Fingerprint?

October 1, 2015
“By studying variation between groups, such as sexes and ancestry groups, on the basis of minutiae, this study provides information that is useful to latent fingerprint examiners,” said Nichole Fournier, lead author of the study.
<p>Getac F110 in car. (Photo: Getac)</p>

Las Vegas Metro PD Takes Delivery of Getac Rugged Tablets

September 29, 2015
Getac Inc., manufacturer of rugged computers, announced that the Las Vegas (Nev.) Metro PD has ordered 898 Getac rugged tablets for its police force. The department ordered 778 Getac F110 rugged tablets to be installed in its cruisers. Another 120 Getac T800 rugged tablets will be deployed by the department's Motor Division to support traffic control and citations.
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Smiths Detection Launches HI-SCAN 6040C X-ray Scanners for Public Buildings

September 29, 2015
Smiths Detection today launches HI-SCAN 6040C, a compact checkpoint scanner designed specifically to screen hand-carried items in the entrance areas of public buildings.

Colorado Lawmakers Weigh Electronic Police Citations

September 29, 2015
Colorado lawmakers studying ways to collect data on racial profiling by law enforcement said Monday they would consider having some agencies issue citations electronically to make it easier to compile information.

OPM Says 5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in Cyberattack

September 25, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management now says 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks, more than five times the initial estimate reported over the summer.

AS&E Receives Contract from Customs and Border Protection for Mobile Scanners

September 24, 2015
The AS&E Medium Energy Mobile Scanner will leverage the Company's detection technology on a new mobile platform and will be used by CBP to perform non-intrusive inspection of incoming conveyances at U.S. ports of entry beginning in 2016.

Point Blank Enterprises Acquires Eye3Data

September 22, 2015
Point Blank Enterprises has successfully completed its acquisition of Eye3Data, manufacturer and distributor of advanced technology solutions for the law enforcement community.

DOJ Announces $19M in Grants to Police Departments for Body Cameras

September 22, 2015
The Department of Justice awarded $19.3 million in grants Monday to dozens of police departments seeking to start using body cameras but turned down a greater number of applicants hoping for federal aid to deploy the technology.

ACLU Approves Las Vegas PD's Body Camera Policy

September 21, 2015
Metro PD's policy, which will make most body camera footage readily available to the public, appears to be a balance between transparency and privacy, the ACLU says.
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