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Fla. Agencies Buy Diverse Vehicles for Unmarked Fleet

August 10, 2012
Two Florida law enforcement agencies are purchasing Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Elantra, and other models of unmarked vehicles to diversify their fleets and blend in among criminals.

Report: Law Enforcement Widens Cellphone Surveillance

July 9, 2012
The nation's wireless carriers reported a sharp increase in demand for data from law enforcement agencies in 2011, reports the New York Times.

Drone Industry Sets Code of Conduct

July 2, 2012
The association representing manufacturers of unmanned aircraft released a code of conduct for the design, testing, and operation of the aircraft that includes recommendations for "safe, non-intrusive operation."

Video: Detroit Pays $65K To Lease 2004 Police Car

May 8, 2012
The Detroit Police Department has been wildly overpaying for their unmarked undercover and surveillance cars—a mistake one expert estimates caused $4 million in waste.

Detroit's $65K Police Car

May 8, 2012
The Detroit Police Department has been paying $600 or more in some cases to lease unmarked police cars, a WXYZ investigation has found. Read the full story here.

Poll: NYC Voters Support NYPD's Surveillance of Muslims

March 13, 2012
New York City voters overwhelmingly support the New York Police Department's anti-terrorism campaign, even as provisions of it have come under criticism from civil rights groups who question the legality of how police target Muslims.

Sheriff's Drone Crashes Into SWAT Vehicle

March 6, 2012
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's public unveiling of its new surveillance drone quickly fizzled after the unmanned aircraft crashed into the department's Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II

March 6, 2012
The girlfriend was provided with a “burnout phone.” A burnout phone is one that would be operational for a few months before being burned out. By that time the bill would have grown to many thousands of dollars, which they had no intention of paying.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part I

March 1, 2012
Sometimes separate local, state, or county police are used for physical surveillance. Occasionally when intercepted communications seem to have gone dormant, the surveillance team will also be used to deliberately arrest or conduct a traffic stop on individuals to cause them to increase their criminal communications or "tickle the wire."

Surveillance Technology

December 22, 2011

Cops still sit in cars watching houses and businesses, but they are just as likely to be using clandestine tactics to see inside buildings and over fences, scan faces in a crowd, and review security camera footage. The newest and most innovative surveillance tools work without the bad guys ever knowing they are being watched until it's too late.

Report: NYPD Infiltrated College Campuses

October 11, 2011
Investigators with the New York Police Department have been infiltrating Muslim groups at Brooklyn College and other city colleges as part of a broader intelligence-gathering effort to place the Muslim community under greater scrutiny

ATN Releases Dual-Purpose Thermal Weapon Sight

September 20, 2011
American Technologies Network has released the ThermoSight T50, a mission-flexible thermal sight that can be utilized as a weapon sight or a handheld rugged imager for scouting, surveillance, or covert operations.

CIA: Is Our Work with NYPD Legal?

September 14, 2011
David Petraeus, the CIA director, told Congress on Tuesday that its inspector general will review work done with the NYPD to "make sure we are doing the right thing."

California Agency Adds Third Eurocopter AS350

August 10, 2011
Each of the Air Support Unit's B2s are equipped with Spectrolab searchlights with 30 million candlepower, L-3/Wescam forward looking infrared (FLIR), and avionics for communication and navigation.

Border Patrol Seizes $2.3 Million In Pot

July 27, 2011
Tucson-area Border Patrol agents seized more than 4,700 pounds of marijuana valued at about $2.3 million earlier this week from three vehicles, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

When a Traditional Search Warrant May Not Be the Best Choice

July 15, 2011
With this SWAT blog, we're presenting a scenario that could be presented to a SWAT commander who must make a crucial decision — should the team serve a high-risk search warrant for this complex case?

ATN Introduces PVS14-3 Night-Vision Monocular

June 24, 2011
The ATN PVS14-3 uses Gen 3 image intensifier tubes that have a micro-channel plate, gas photocathode and a self-contained integral high-voltage power supply.

Obama Signs Patriot Act Renewal

May 27, 2011
The law signed late Thursday was initially passed after the 9/11 attacks and authorizes law enforcement authorities to get court approval to obtain "roving wiretaps" on suspected foreign agents with multiple modes of communications, track non-American "lone wolves" suspected of terrorism, and obtain certain business records and even library records.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail

May 9, 2011

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

Sheriff Joe: Reorganizing Office Will Restore Pride

May 4, 2011
In his final report, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu called for the resignation of the commanders of the Maricopa County Anti-Corruption Enforcement, or MACE, unit. The report details the six-month investigation that revealed 50 allegations of misconduct.
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