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Bill Would Require Body Cameras for Nevada Police

March 10, 2015
A Nevada state lawmaker said Monday that equipping police officers with body cameras could resolve disputes over allegations of unreasonable force before they morph into civil unrest.

Prosecutors Criticize D.C. Crime Lab’s Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015
D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

Thermo Scientific Introduces New Handheld Explosives Detection Device That Uses Both FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy

March 4, 2015
The Gemini analyzer includes an extensive library that enables operators to identify unknown solids and liquids, from explosives and chemical warfare agents to industrial chemicals and precursors.

Smart Policing Summit to Showcase New Wave of Technologies and Tactics

February 26, 2015
IDGA will debut its inaugural Smart Policing Summit this April 27–29 in Washington, D.C. The event will host law enforcement agencies and research firms in an open forum to discuss tactics and techniques to decrease crime and increase case closure rates.

Officers Can Learn More About AEDs in Cardiac Science's Free Webinar

February 24, 2015
The webinar will be led by Sgt. Scott Simon, a Nevada state trooper for 25 years, who made life-saving AEDs a priority in his department and outfitted 210 patrol vehicles with AEDs.

Hair Dye 'CSI' Could Help Police Solve Crimes

February 18, 2015
Criminals with a penchant for dyeing their hair could soon pay for their vanity. Scientists have found a way to analyze hair samples at crime scenes to rapidly determine whether it was colored and what brand of dye was used.
<p>Photo: Torrey Pines Logic</p>

Torrey Pines Logic Releases Mini Thermal Imager

February 17, 2015
Utilizing a FLIR core, Torrey Pines Logic has developed an affordable thermal imager that is no larger than a mini red-dot sight.There are three models available: two consumer models for residential/hunting/outdoor and a ruggedized military/law enforcement model.

Video: N.J. Department Happy with TASER Axon Body Cams

February 13, 2015
Six months in, wearing TASER Axon cameras is part of the daily routine for officers of the Evesham Township (N.J.) Police Department, and the agency has benefited from their use.
<p>Image not of Altamonte Springs PD. Photo: Faro</p>

Florida Agency Using Faro 3D Crime Scene Scanners

February 12, 2015
Traditional scene analysis is a lengthy process, requiring hundreds of pictures, measurements and sketches. The new 3D scanners made by Faro can capture the entire scene in a fraction of the time.

Seattle Chief Disciplines Officers Over Social Media Posts

February 9, 2015
The latest action was announced in a departmentwide email Friday night, only hours after the disclosure of tweets in which a veteran officer ranted about race, gays, President Obama and other subjects.
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