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Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases

August 8, 2014

Computer security is one of the primary concerns for many of the nation's companies and government agencies. Billions of dollars is spent each year on preventing external threats from entering protected networks. But the sad truth is that most computer network breaches are caused by sloppy internal security policies and procedures.

License Plate Data Collection Raising Privacy Concerns

May 19, 2014
Law enforcement and private companies are collecting huge photo databases of license plate, time and location information for use as an investigative tool. But the use of license plate data is raising privacy concerns.

New Iowa Law to Require DNA Samples from Misdemeanants

January 28, 2014
Beginning July 1, offenders convicted of most aggravated misdemeanors in Iowa's courts will be required to submit a DNA sample. Current law requires felony convicts as well as sexually violent predators and sex offenders to submit DNA samples.

Ballistics Study Leads to Changes at Federal Agency

December 12, 2013
A team of researchers led by Sam Houston State University identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.

Ex-Arizona County Commander Indicted on Computer Fraud Charges

November 19, 2013
A former Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Department commander whose home was raided earlier this year by federal agents was indicted on allegations of computer tampering and illegally accessing a criminal-justice database.

Lowell PD Secures Access to Criminal Databases with Columbitech Mobile VPN

August 14, 2013
Columbitech's Mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure link for officers accessing criminal databases and dispatch information via mobile devices.

NYPD Settles Stop-and-Frisk Database Lawsuit

August 7, 2013
The NYPD has agreed to stop keeping the names and addresses of people who've been targets of stop-and-frisks, a civil rights group announced Wednesday.

10 Great LE Mobile Apps

March 25, 2013

It's difficult to find a police officer—or a person, for that matter—who doesn't use a smartphone or tablet today. While these ubiquitous devices can be used to communicate, watch movies, and play games, they have also become serious work tools that many officers depend on.

Ex-NYPD 'Cannibal Cop' Convicted

March 12, 2013
A jury has convicted the "cannibal cop," a former NYPD officer who was fired after his wife revealed his macabre plan to kidnap, cook, and eat women.

iPatrol App Provides Records Queries From the Field

November 9, 2012
Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) has introduced iPatrol, an enterprise app that allows officers to perform information queries from the field without contacting dispatch.

Many States Fall Short of Federal Sex Offender Law

October 8, 2012
Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to join a nationwide program to track sex offenders, including Texas and four other states that have completely given up on the effort because of persistent doubts about how it works and how much it costs.

California's Criminal Database Poorly Maintained

July 18, 2011
California's criminal records system is so poorly maintained that it routinely fails to alert officials to stop child abusers from working at schools and violent felons from buying guns.

Sam Houston State Professor to Study National Ballistics Database

September 22, 2010
A Sam Houston State University criminal justice professor received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the use and effectiveness of a national ballistics evidence database.

LAPD's Public Database Omits Nearly 40 Percent of This Year's Crimes

July 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

Philadelphia Program Helps Identify Likely Violent Parolees

July 9, 2009
As part of an attempt to fight crime, Philadelphia is now the subject of an experiment never tried in another city: A computer is forecasting who among the city's 49,000 parolees is likeliest to rob, assault, or kill someone.

L.A. County Sheriff's Officials Acknowledge that Genetic Evidence in 5,635 Rape Cases May be Untested

November 13, 2008

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than 5,600 rape cases had been examined.

S.C. Governor, NAACP Oppose Collection of DNA from Felons

October 30, 2008

Reggie Lloyd, director of the State Law Enforcement Division, said he also was concerned with the new law and its potential to direct scarce resources away from core functions such as keeping officers on the streets.

Pro Tech Monitoring GPS Offender Tracker

September 1, 2005
CrimeTrax from Pro Tech Monitoring electronically links the movement of GPS-tracked offenders with reported crime incidents and notifies police and corrections officials when an offender is detected at or near a crime scene. The system offers two options: centrally warehousing crime data for comparison with GPS tracking data or integrating offender track data into existing local crime analysis systems.

LexisNexis Accurint LE Plus

September 1, 2005
Based on the Accurint platform, Accurint LE Plus from LexisNexis is a powerful desktop application that includes all the analyst’s mission-critical tools from the Web-based Accurint LE product. The new application allows agencies to search databases and link information from various sources to create a comprehensive analysis of a case. Features include visual link analysis, real-time batching, and GIS mapping.

Spillman Technologies Integrated Hub

September 1, 2005
Spillman’s Integrated Hub is a central database that stores all information about suspects and 911 callers in one location, providing real-time access to all users on the system. Integrated Hub stores its master tables with a single entry/singly inquiry feature to reduce duplicate records and automatically populates fields across different tables.
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