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IACP 2019: Report from the Aisles
POLICE Survey: Law Enforcement and Technology

POLICE Survey: Law Enforcement and Technology

A dizzying variety of hardware and software tools are now available for police operations. But are they actually being used? We sent a special survey out to law enforcement officers to find out. Here's what we discovered.

October 18, 2019

12 Things You Need to Know About LPR

12 Things You Need to Know About LPR

License plate recognition is one of the most effective but most misunderstood crime prevention tools available to law enforcement.

April 3, 2018

IACP 2017: Best of Show

IACP 2017: Best of Show

Here's a look at the products that caught our eye at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show held at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center.

December 4, 2017

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Today we throw around the term "smartphone" with emphasis on the "phone" part of the word. But our real attention should be paid to the "smart." The processing power of these devices and their capabilities go far beyond cellular telephony. And manufacturers of law enforcement technology products have taken notice.

February 8, 2017

LPR Under Fire

LPR Under Fire

Many state legislators are listening to the ACLU and others who want to rein in LPR operations. New Hampshire already bans the use of the technology except at toll stations, and other states are considering legislation that to some degree would change the way agencies use LPR.

April 17, 2014

High-Definition Imaging

High-Definition Imaging

One of the nation's most ambitious ALPR programs is in operation in Orange County, Calif. The countywide ALPR effort involves 50 vehicle-mounted ALPR units from Vigilant Solutions spread across 24 agencies.

February 8, 2013

PlateSmart's LPR Software

PlateSmart's LPR Software

PlateSmart is a software-only solution that costs substantially less than other LPR systems because it does not require dedicated hardware and special cameras.

October 23, 2012