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Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

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FirstTwo: Incident Intel at Your Fingertips

September 2, 2016

There is a staggering amount of information about people and places that can be harvested on the internet and through social media, if you know how to find it and compile it.

The 2016 POLICE Presidential Poll

September 2, 2016

There have been few presidential elections in U.S. history where both major party candidates were so disliked by much of the electorate as this year's contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Beware Armchair SWAT Commanders

September 1, 2016

Real armed conflicts are not video games. The combatants don't have a god-like view of all aspects of the engagement and there are absolutely no do-overs.

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

September 1, 2016

In just the first quarter of this year ransomware attacks extorted more than $200 million from victims, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and law enforcement.

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

August 12, 2016

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

Enough is Enough

August 11, 2016

Mixed messages about the slaughter of officers are to be expected from anti-police groups, but the most confounding statements regarding these attacks have come from the President of the United States.

SWAT Response to the War on Police

August 9, 2016

The questions many in the SWAT community are asking is what can SWAT-trained officers do to help protect fellow officers during demonstrations and other incidents and how this might affect the way SWAT teams operate in the future.

A Revolution in Body Armor

July 8, 2016

The second generation of 06 Standard-certified vests includes II and IIIA armor that weighs less than a pound per square foot while offering remarkable flexibility.

Undue Process

July 8, 2016

Unfortunately for Mosby and her team, you can't prove a criminal case with just theories and supposition; you have to have evidence.

A Really Dumb Idea

June 9, 2016

The problem with the push to develop smart gun systems and replace law enforcement duty weapons with firearms fitted with the technology is that it may do very little to prevent gun grabs and could make police operations even more dangerous.

Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015

June 9, 2016

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?

May 4, 2016

Predicting the future is a hazardous occupation, but barring some unseen events, reflex sights will likely be on many law enforcement duty handguns within the next five to 10 years.

21st-Century Firearms Training

May 4, 2016

To help officers gain more advanced firearms skills Speller and the team at Fenix Training developed the Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program.

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other

May 4, 2016

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

Acts of Kindness

May 2, 2016

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

April 8, 2016

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video

April 7, 2016

Many of the most innovative features on the current generation of law enforcement body-worn camera systems are all about ensuring the evidence is captured as accurately as possible, that it can be integrated with other video capture systems, and it can be redacted.

All Politics is Local

April 7, 2016

 Despite its worship of a copkiller, the Black Lives Matter movement is not about killing you; it's about inhibiting your willingness to take action on the job.

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

March 11, 2016

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

The Benefits of Telematics

March 8, 2016

Experts say telematics can save agencies money and prevent officers and civilians from being injured or even killed in patrol vehicle accidents.

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