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Pursuit Tracking

March 14, 2014

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

Rules in Flux on Ohio Police Use of GPS Tracking

February 13, 2014
Ohio law is playing catch-up with the increasing police practice of secretly installing GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their travels and potentially crack crimes.

Ohio Cops Challenge GPS Trackers

April 24, 2013
Police and fire unions in Columbus, Ohio, have filed a grievance stating they won't accept any discipline stemming from newly installed GPS units that track the movements of patrol and fire vehicles.

ACLU Questions Police Agencies About Militarization

March 6, 2013
The ACLU will request information about SWAT teams, such as how often and for what reasons they're deployed, what types of weapons they use, how often citizens are injured during SWAT raids, and how they're funded.

21st Century Surveillance

December 20, 2012

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

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.

Appeals Court: Warrantless Cellphone GPS Tracking Legal

August 16, 2012
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officers don't need a warrant to track the location of a subject via the GPS data from a cell phone.

Ohio City To Install GPS Trackers on Cruisers

July 12, 2012
The Columbus, Ohio, City Council approved funding to equip its city fleet with GPS trackers that, if installed on police cruisers, would monitor officers for speeding, traveling to unauthorized locations, and idling.

3 Exceptions to Warrants for GPS Tracking

July 5, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement personnel must obtain a search warrant prior to installing a GPS unit or similar tracking device on a vehicle. Let's review the exceptions to this ruling.

California Legislature's U-Turn On Law and Order

June 13, 2012
The California Constitution was amended in 1982 to bring evidence suppression limits in line with the U.S. Constitution. The present legislature has begun a concerted back door effort to undo the state's requirement to follow the federal exclusionary rule.

Asset Tracking Software

May 23, 2012
EZ Office Inventory is asset tracking software popular with police departments for tracking field assets including TASERs, speed guns, fleet inventory, and more. It's Web based, so no installation is required, and it provides access to information 24/7 from any device with a Web browser.

Fla. Deputies Fired for 'Extreme Loafing'

May 2, 2012
A sergeant and three deputies with the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office have been fired for "extreme loafing and idling" that cheated taxpayers and endangered public safety.

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

March 5, 2012

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

SCOTUS: Police GPS Trackers Require Warrant

January 23, 2012
Federal agents violated a suspect's privacy rights, when they used a Global Positioning System device to track his movements for 28 days without a warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

SCOTUS Considers GPS Tracking by LE

November 2, 2011
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether attaching a high-tech tracking device to suspect's vehicle without a warrant is constitutional.

DOJ Asks SCOTUS to Review Police GPS Tracking Case

April 18, 2011
The Justice Department has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the use of GPS tracking devices on suspect vehicles without a warrant is allowed under the Fourth Amendment.

Cleaning Out My Files (And Why You Shouldn't)

March 3, 2011
Insight gleaned about how and why a suspect committed his crime might put him back on your radar-even aid in a subsequent trial-should he adhere to a unique M.O.

In-Car Video GPS Mapping

February 18, 2011
Digital Ally has added a mapping feature to its VideoManager software to easily track the location of video taken with its GPS-enabled units. This will allow users to utilize an in-program overhead map to view routes traversed in videos along with the location of "marked" events.

Surveillance Technology: An End to Stakeouts?

December 14, 2010

Modern surveillance techniques still use the old methods, but technology can make the process both easier and more likely to yield good results.

Pryme Radio Brings Next-Gen GPS-4100P GPS Speaker Mic

November 24, 2010
The device can send data reports over any uncompressed voice radio channel, allowing the dispatch operator to monitor the locations of officers in the field.
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