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Streamlining the Job

Streamlining the Job

New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.

November 22, 2013

Social Media Ridealongs

Social Media Ridealongs

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

March 20, 2013

21st Century Surveillance

21st Century Surveillance

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

December 20, 2012

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword

Until recently the technology was limited to traffic stops and perhaps some critical incidents. Now, video can be used to document every aspect of a law enforcement officer's shift. But the question that each agency has to answer remains: Is that a good thing?

July 16, 2012

Making Technology Work for You

Making Technology Work for You

While we're a far cry from replacing man with machine, technological innovations have vastly improved the safety, speed, and accuracy with which today's patrol officers do their jobs.

December 30, 2011

Social Media: Online Investigation

Social Media: Online Investigation

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

October 17, 2011

Watch What You Post

Watch What You Post

Today's cops may still gather over a case of cold beer, but they also gather online using social networking tools such as MySpace and Facebook. Which is a problem for agencies and officers because what many users of social networks don't realize before its too late is that anything they do or say or write on these sites is done so in full view of the public.

December 10, 2009

Communications: Sound Tactics

Communications: Sound Tactics

Columbine is a vivid example of what happens during a tactical operation when communications break down. It and 9/11 are also strong examples of why first responders need radios that can talk to personnel from other agencies.

August 7, 2009

Lightbars, Camera, Action!

Frightening, instructional, oftentimes inspirational, and even entertaining videos come to us via a variety of dashboard cameras mounted inside America's law enforcement patrol vehicles.

April 1, 2008

All Keyed Up

All Keyed Up

The advent of portable police radios severed the umbilical cord that tied a cop to his or her car. Portable police radios have since assisted officers with timely broadcasts of suspect information, expedited requests for fire and rescue, and saved lives.

May 1, 2004

Screen Gems: Best Websites for LEOs

Screen Gems: Best Websites for LEOs

In researching the best Websites for law enforcement officers, we decided to go with a listing of quality sites that might roughly parallel an officer’s needs throughout his or her career.

October 1, 2003

The Enemies Within

It seems a quaint idea now, but before 9/11, the leading culprits for launching major terror attacks on American soil were hate groups and other domestic terrorists. These people are flat dangerous, especially to law enforcement officers who might get in their way.

September 1, 2003

DNA: Tales of the Double Helix

DNA: Tales of the Double Helix

Blood stains are really hard to get out. And today, with the advent of DNA matching, it’s even harder for criminals to mask their violent deeds, as just trace amounts of blood and other biological materials can put investigators hot on their trail.

February 1, 2003

Search Engines

Search Engines

Conducting a thorough head-to-toe search requires as intrusive a probing as garments will allow.

April 1, 2002

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes ...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes ...

Officer safety tactics have evolved to accommodate the prospect of dealing with suspects via a variety of media, developing a hitherto unknown degree of intimacy with a suspect even as it keeps him at bay.

July 1, 2001