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Roger Rodriguez

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Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

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Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?

Past Web Polls

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After four Lakewood (Wash.) PD officers were killed in a coffeehouse, will you rethink eating in local establishments while in uniform?

I decided long ago to never eat in local places for safety reasons.(18.2%)

Does your agency have strict guidelines for when you can use a TASER or other ECD?


Are you making plans to buy a new vest to meet the new NIJ 06 standard?


A Philadelphia officer was recently pulled off street duty because of his cornrow hair style. Should agencies have a say in how officers wear their hair?


Has anyone ever attempted to grab your gun?


Have you ever realized later that you should have followed through on something that just didn't seem right, as in seemingly missed opportunities with the Jaycee Lee Dugard case?


Would you want retiring LAPD Chief William Bratton to head your department?


Obama's comments regarding the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. have spurred controversy among police officers. Have you ever been accused of racial profiling?


ICE is reportedly restricting 287g, which allows specially trained local officers to investigate detainees' immigration status. Should local officers be involved in immigration enforcement?


Which of these is the dumbest police department policy?

Not shooting at cars(7.3%)
Over reliance on spike strips/stop sticks(2.1%)
No flashlight strikes(9.5%)
Not allowing backup guns on duty(55.5%)
Residency requirements(15.8%)
Financial disclosures(9.7%)

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