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Police Potpourri

September 19, 2012
Increasingly, there are so many things falling on the law enforcement radar that I feel self-conscious running at the mouth on any one of them. Not to worry, I will continue to do so.

iHelp Plus App Offers Personal Safety Features

September 14, 2012
A new personal safety iPhone app called iHelp Plus offers features including customizable alarms, built-inflashlight, and GPS tracking to identify a user's exact location.

App Review: iCrimeFighter

September 14, 2012
The iCrimeFighter app allows field investigators to keep accurate notes while they work a case. The app is simple to use, and you can easily add photos, videos, notes, and a to-do list to your case.

Colorado Agency Deploys Citizen Alert Phone App

August 29, 2012
Citizens can download the free app on their Apple or Android smartphones to be alerted to natural disasters, dangerous weather, missing persons, traffic situations, and local crimes in progress. The app is not available on Blackberry or Windows phones yet but plans are underway for a release in the near future.

NYCLU Releases 'Stop and Frisk Watch' App

June 8, 2012
The New York Civil Liberties Union has released the "Stop and Frisk Watch" app for Android phones that lets users to record and report police activity to the group.

N.H. Department Deploys Notification App

March 19, 2012
The Manchester (N.H.) Police Department will begin supporting Ping4's Citizens Alerts app, a notification tool that brings a variety of public safety alerts to smart phones within a jurisdiction.

17 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software In Q4 2011

February 24, 2012
Seventeen public safety agencies purchased software from Spillman Technologies for the first time during the fourth quarter of 2011 and 68 agencies expanded their existing Spillman systems, according to the company.

Will Police Radios and Smartphones Merge?

February 22, 2012

Many experts say the smartphone will not become a truly viable law enforcement tool until a new high-speed data (LTE) system for public safety is in place. But even with the current commercial cellular data system smartphones are playing a major role in law enforcement operations.

CrimePush Launches Location-Aware Crime Reporting App

February 2, 2012 has announced the launch of its iPhone and Android app that allows citizens to immediately report a crime to their local authorities and provide detailed location data, photos, video, audio, and text description of the crime to first responders.

Conn. Agency Begins Using iWatch Mobile App for Crime Reporting

November 18, 2011
The iWatchBridgeport app provides a new tool for the Bridgeport Police Department for reporting of crimes by its residents.

Panasonic Introduces Rugged Android Tablet

November 8, 2011
Panasonic has introduced the Toughpad line of rugged Android tablets for mission-critical, mobile users such as police officers with an app-store ecosystem, peripherals, developer tools, and deployment support. Panasonic will initially offer the 10-inch Toughpad A1 to be followed by the 7-inch Toughpad B1, which targets similar users who prefer portability over screen real estate.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Get 'Getting Arrested' App

October 25, 2011
A free smartphone app called "I'm Getting Arrested" allows Wall Street protesters to send out a broadcast message to friends when they're getting arrested by an officer.

App Review: Field Contact

October 19, 2011
Field Contact for Apple devices makes it simple to enter all pertinent ID information directly to your iPhone, including names, addresses, vehicle information, aliases, or location of incident.

Harris Corp.'s BeOn P25 Radio App

October 10, 2011

Harris Corp.'s BeOn software app, which was demonstrated at this year's Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) conference in Philadelphia, inexpensively converts an Android smartphone into a push-to-talk (PTT) Project 25 radio.

App Review: Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder

September 28, 2011
Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder give first responders a digital alternative to the print version of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

Purdue Develops Graffiti Translator App for LE

August 24, 2011
The app analyzes the features in gang-graffiti images such as the colors and shapes of characters. The information is sent to a server and compared against a graffiti-image database. The matched results are sent back to the device where the user can then review the results and provide extra details to refine the analysis.

FBI App Helps Locate Missing Children

August 22, 2011
Child ID, which is the first mobile application created by the FBI, allows parents to store photos and vital information about their children on their mobile device so it's on-hand if needed.

ATF Introduces Firearms App

August 22, 2011
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has introduced a pair of mobile apps for Android and Windows 7 that provide information about firearms types and nomenclature. In addition to the new apps, the ATF also updated its app available for Apple iPhone.

App Review: Police Pad

August 4, 2011
With Police Pad for Android, officers can fully document calls for service, including typed notes, photographs, and any audio recordings.

Fulcrum Biometrics Introduces Fingerprint Scanner for Apple Devices

June 22, 2011
The FBI-certified silicon fingerprint sensor and accompanying "app" for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch provide a portable, biometric system for mobile identification.
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