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Apple's Double Standard

Apple's Double Standard

No American company should be allowed to foil the lawful work of American police in the name of privacy.

November 1, 2018

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

July 13, 2018

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

November 3, 2017

MSAB: The Mobile Device Forensics Ecosystem

MSAB: The Mobile Device Forensics Ecosystem

MSAB's ecosystem includes a kiosk for capturing and disseminating data; a desktop or field forensic software tool; and an analysis tool that helps investigators piece together who was using the digital device, when it was used, and for what purpose.

November 8, 2016

Police Robots on Land and Sea

Police Robots on Land and Sea

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

December 28, 2015

Carfax: Auto Detailing for Investigators
Streamlining the Chain of Evidence

Streamlining the Chain of Evidence

CMPD crime scene techs say their work can be very physically demanding and officers often don't realize what is involved. "I don't know how many times I have shown up on a scene and the officers have said to me, 'It's just going to be pictures,'" says Crime Scene Supervisor Roy Patterson. "But it doesn't work like that."

July 14, 2015

Analyzing DNA Blueprints

Analyzing DNA Blueprints

Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot does much more than reveal an unknown subject's hair color and eye color. It can also be used to determine a subject's ancestry in detail.

February 27, 2015

Smartphone Case Management App

Smartphone Case Management App

For any incident you likely use different methods to record interviews, take notes, transcribe them, write reports, take pictures and video, and then upload everything to your agency's server. QueTel's Mobile Traq lets you do all this via an app on the smartphone you already use.

October 29, 2014

Trax from Zetx: Visual Analysis

Trax from Zetx: Visual Analysis

Have you ever had to sift through spreadsheets of data looking for that needle in a haystack that will help solve your case? Trax software from Zetx recognizes cell phone data in any format from any provider and uses it to map the cell towers, create visuals of call information, highlight callers' habits, and even autofill search warrants. And it's simple enough that any officer can use it. 

July 17, 2014

Hobbling Our Investigations

Hobbling Our Investigations

Some elected officials seem compelled to introduce legislation aimed at protecting the rights of suspected criminals while impeding our investigations.

September 18, 2012

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

March 5, 2012

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

10 Top Law Enforcement Apps

10 Top Law Enforcement Apps

POLICE Magazine has identified 10 smartphone apps that provide potent tools for patrol officers. These 10 law enforcement apps should keep you engaged in your investigations and may just save you a trip back to the station.

August 5, 2011

Information Manager

Information Manager

Detectives can opt for one piece of software that meets all of their needs like IRP Solutions' Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC). CILC can facilitate the investigation of a crime from initial response to prosecution.

November 1, 2008