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Facebook Says Police Can't Use Its Data For "Surveillance"

March 14, 2017
Facebook announced Monday that it is cutting police departments off from a vast trove of data in the wake of concerns over law enforcement's tracking of protesters' social media accounts.

AR Considers Banning Videos Showing Officers Killed

March 9, 2017
Nearly six years after Arkansas police Officer Jonathan Schmidt was shot to death while pleading for his life, a dashcam video of his final moments still circulates on the internet. An Arkansas bill would prevent the broad release of material showing officers dying in the line of duty.
<p>The Amazon Echo is always listening for its wake word. (Photo: Police Magazine)</p>

Amazon Hands Over Echo Data in AR Murder Case

March 7, 2017
Amazon agreed to hand over user data of an Amazon Echo speaker for a murder trial in Arkansas, after it spent months pushing back against a warrant for the information.

Public Officials' Work-Related Personal Email Public Record, CA Supreme Court Rules

March 3, 2017
Texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision.

Point Blank and Genetec to Provide Body Worn Cameras and Case Management System to North Miami PD

February 28, 2017
Point Blank Enterprises today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide the North Miami (FL) Police Department with IRIS Cam body worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec Inc.

New TASER Axon Signal Sidearm Alerts Body Cams From Holster

February 27, 2017
TASER International today announced the release of Axon Signal Sidearm. This is the first wireless sensor to alert Axon body cameras when a firearm is removed from an officer's holster, according to the company.

Vigilant Solutions LPR Adds 'Extra Set of Eyes' to Improve Sobriety Checkpoint Operation

February 21, 2017
A Midwest police department that deployed Vigilant's license plate recognition (LPR) in a sobriety checkpoint operation reports improved officer safety and efficiency, as well as 28 enforcement actions for offenses.
<p>Iris Covert Mobile Surveillance Platform (Photo: Point Blank Enterprises)</p>

Point Blank Enters Surveillance Vehicle Market with Iris Covert Product Line

February 16, 2017
Point Blank Enterprises has announced its entry into the surveillance vehicle market with the introduction of the Iris Covert product line, a next generation vehicle-based video surveillance platform designed to change the way law enforcement can safely collect, process, and transmit high-definition audio and video.

NYPD Plans to Outfit All 23,000 Patrol Officers With Body Cams

February 13, 2017
New York City police plan to put body cameras on all 23,000 of its patrol officers by 2019, and agreed to a five-year $6.4 million contract with Vievu for 5,000 body cameras and a cloud-based storage system.

Video: VA Agency Deploys New Injury-Detecting Technology in Vests

February 10, 2017
The Montgomery County (VA) Sheriff's Office is the first police agency in the country to use a new technology to help injured officers. The Automatic Injury Detection Panels fit on officers' vests and they can detect when an officer has been shot or stabbed.
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