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Calif. Chief Used 10 Cops To Search for Son's iPhone

May 24, 2012
Berkeley (Calif.) Police Chief Michael Meehan is defending his decision to deploy 10 officers to knock on doors in search of the teenage son's stolen smartphone.

Improvised Law Enforcement Technology

May 22, 2012

The recession has made most law enforcement agencies cut back on their purchases of technology. That means that all of law enforcement is having to learn what small agencies have known for some time. You can do a lot for less, if you put your mind to it.

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.

S.D. Agencies Adopt Spillman Software

March 14, 2012
The Aberdeen Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Department, and Brown County Communications will become the first agencies in South Dakota to use Spillman software to meet the challenges of their growing community.

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.

Computer Forensics in the Digital Age

February 17, 2012

Advances in technology have made it possible for any officer, with minimal training, to retrieve digital evidence at the crime scene and utilize it for investigative purposes.

NYPD: Thefts of Smartphones and iPads More Likely Than Cash

December 8, 2011
Half of the nearly 16,000 robberies in New York City over the first 10 months of the year have involved trendy gadgets such as smartphones and iPads, according to an NYPD study.

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

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.

Mass. City Adds QR Codes to Cruisers for Smartphone Scans

October 24, 2011
The Stoughton (Mass.) Police Department is affixing QR codes on each front fender of its police cruisers, according to the department's website. QR codes are black and white images that users can scan with a smartphone.

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.

Va. Department Affected by Blackberry Outage

October 13, 2011
Richmond (Va.) Police officers lost the ability to communicate or browse the Internet Thursday, after Blackberry smart-phone users lost service on five continents.

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).

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.

Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

June 9, 2011
MacRumors highlighted the change in Apple's App Store Review Guidelines. "Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected."

Smartphones: How Defense Attorneys Can Use Discovery Rules To Ensnare You

June 1, 2011
Because smartphone technology is relatively new, the Supreme Court has not decided a case that specifically addresses the question of what types of law enforcement smartphone records are discovery material.

App Review: Smart Tools

May 10, 2011
Smart Tools is a paid app for Android smartphones that provides tools for length and angle, distance and height, sound and vibration as well as a compass and metal detector. For less than a cup of cappamochafrappajava, this app provides all the measurement tools you need in the field.

Spillman Provides Upgraded Mobile Software To Customers

May 5, 2011
Spillman Technologies has released Mobile 4.6, an enhanced software product designed to help public safety agencies access crucial information from the field.
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