The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.
May 7, 2019
LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the benefits of body-worn cameras, such as proving an officer's innocence of wrongdoing when falsely accused by a citizen, as well as some limitations.
April 18, 2019
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.
April 10, 2019
The precedent-setting BVLOS provision is a major regulatory win for the entire U.S. drone industry. It will not only lay the groundwork for other public safety agencies, but also open the door for other industries to benefit from their successes.
March 19, 2019
The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.
March 8, 2019
Data obtained from a murdered woman's "Fitbit" activity tracker may have led police in California to the suspected murderer.
October 5, 2018
"Drones will be flying over watching the perimeters. It takes us a few minutes to get an officer to a perimeter breach but a drone takes 45 seconds," Indio Police Sgt. Dan Marshall said. "The drones will also allow us to monitor traffic better than before."
April 13, 2018
"The purpose is primarily for emergency situations," Oceanside police Lt. Aaron Doyle said last week. "It won't be used when someone complains about a neighbor flying a drone. It's pretty much for a life-or-death situation, to save lives."
April 10, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.
March 20, 2018
A recent change at Facebook is having an impact on police and government agencies that's making them worried. The social media giant has changed its algorithm and residents may not be able to easily see posts from cities and counties.
January 30, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote.
October 17, 2017
The San Jose (CA) Police Department has implemented IPVideo Corporation's AVfusion solution, which is an easy-to-use network-based audio/video recording system designed for police interview rooms.
September 8, 2017
As Los Angeles police pitched their plan to fly drones Wednesday night in a series of forums held across the city, the reaction was less positive than they might have hoped.
August 24, 2017
The Fontana (CA) Police Department is equipping its officers with smartphones loaded with Visual Labs software that converts them into body-worn cameras.
August 10, 2017
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department have already created more than 1.1 million videos from body cameras, according to a report approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission.
March 30, 2017