Public safety computing tools are now available for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. The following is a look at some of the products that were released before the IACP conference.
There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.
There was a stunning fundraiser Friday in Knightstown, Ind., where police brought out a crime-fighting tool not to catch a criminal, but to raise money for the force. Read Full Story Here.
Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.
Oakland Police officers TASERed a fan at the Athletics' playoff game on Friday, when the fan attacked officers after his wife was ejected. Read the full story here.
Video captured by onlookers shows a suicidal man hanging from a freeway overpass sign near Fresno TASERed by CHP officers. Read the full story here.
Port of Portland (Ore.) Police TASERed and arrested an intoxicated man at Oregon National Airport, after airline personnel told him he could not board the plane. Read the full story here.