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Using a Mobile Database to Better Serve People with Special Needs

The Future of Law Enforcement Communications

As a technologist, it’s my opinion that agencies will soon be able to receive much more tactical/situational information from all active incidents, including verbal transmissions, without ever touching a communications device.

May 2, 2018

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You

On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the arrestee's cell phone. But there are some details that you should know.

June 26, 2014

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Raytheon has developed one of the nation's first strictly IP-based interoperable dispatch systems supporting smartphones and tablets working with Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of mission-critical solutions for secure, real-time communication.

August 15, 2013

NYPD's iTheft Division

NYPD's iTheft Division

When iPhones, iPads or other Apple devices are stolen, detectives with the new unit collect tracking numbers of smartphones and partner with Apple to locate the stolen devices.

August 5, 2013

Will LE Adopt the 'Smart' Rifle?

Will LE Adopt the 'Smart' Rifle?

Tracking Point Innovations hopes to change the way precision shooters calculate their shot by mounting "smart" aiming technology to a custom rifle. SWAT operators told POLICE Magazine they'll wait to see if it will hold up to duty use.

June 17, 2013

4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps

4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps

As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable information to the field.

June 10, 2013

Using a Photo's Meta Data To Find a Location

Using a Photo's Meta Data To Find a Location

Within most digital pictures, cameras store meta data called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) within the header of the file. This data can give you major clues about the origin of the photo.

May 10, 2013

Handling Cell Phones and Their Digital Evidence

Handling Cell Phones and Their Digital Evidence

Cell phones can provide investigators with a call history, text messages. and contact lists. They can also provide us with other valuable data that's sometimes overlooked.

April 18, 2013

App Review: Google Maps

App Review: Google Maps

For officers who aren't issued patrol vehicles equipped with GPS for positioning and call routing, Google Maps offers a very useful alternative. GPS will always be the best choice, but it's more costly, making Google Maps a tool that's within easy reach.

April 5, 2013

App Review: First Responder Support Tools

App Review: First Responder Support Tools

The First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) app for iOS, Android, and Windows can assist you with HazMat spill evacuation and IED standoff distances.

March 4, 2013

App Review: iCrimeFighter

App Review: iCrimeFighter

The iCrimeFighter app allows field investigators to keep accurate notes while they work a case. The app is simple to use, and you can easily add photos, videos, notes, and a to-do list to your case.

September 14, 2012

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

November 2, 2011

App Review: Field Contact

App Review: Field Contact

Field Contact for Apple devices makes it simple to enter all pertinent ID information directly to your iPhone, including names, addresses, vehicle information, aliases, or location of incident.

October 19, 2011

App Review: Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder
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