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Bait Devices Help Law Enforcement Crack Down on Cellphone, Tablet Theft

Photo of theft suspects arrested in Dayton, Ohio, by officers using Assisted Patrol bait devices.

Through its bait program using Assisted Patrol-equipped devices, Dayton arrested and convicted four individuals who had been arrested for a total of 45 felonies and theft from automobiles in the downtown precinct decreased by 80%for over one year. These results were achieved without stakeouts and with no overtime expenses.

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The Constantly Evolving Technological Needs in Community-Police Relations

Pulling data from law enforcement records can be difficult, which is why an analytics software platform could be key to promoting relationships with the community. With a map-based tool, agencies can analyze their crime and calls-for-service data to create geographical profiles to see where crimes are being committed and reported. With these profiles, agencies can better see where officers need to be more visible and to interact with the community as a crime prevention tactic.

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Are You Ready for the Future of Policing?

Future Trends in Accellerating Technology conference.

There’s a chat-bot out there that knows what dialog to use to elicit the right information from the predator to get an identification and conviction. So maybe in the not too distant future, cyber detectives will not have to make their own undercover profiles and spend hours chatting with sexual predators.

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Digital Forensics: What's to Come?

Mobile devices have opened Pandora's Box, making digital forensics a much more volatile technology as cyber criminals find new avenues to carry out attacks. And law enforcement needs to keep up.

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Digital Forensics: A Decade of Changes

While the Internet has dramatically increased and facilitated the creation and distribution of child pornography, it has also given police a stronger ability to detect and track cases.

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L.A. Police Union Supports On-Body Cameras

Photo courtesy of LAPPL.

Video recordings will enhance cases by documenting crimes, as well as refuting frivolous claims of police misconduct or brutality. The best evidence against made-up tales of police abuse has been the complete, unedited video footage of an incident.

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How Boomers and Gen Y Can Bridge the Tech Gap

Infographic via Flowtown.

Technology is catching up with the demands of the profession, and the Gen Yers are very adept at using that technology. With baby boomers at the helm of most law enforcement agencies, the technology isn't being used to its full potential.