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How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

September 14, 2018

Vievu Body Cameras on Patrol with Major Agencies

Oakland PD was an early advocate of Vievu body camera technology and has been using the company's products since 2010. The department currently has 775 cameras; most of them the Vievu LE3 model. Now the department is moving to upgrade all of its officers' cameras to the latest Vievu model, the LE5.

December 8, 2017

Win the Trust

No one wanted to be responsible for bringing this terrible betrayal of the public trust to light for fear of being labeled “a snitch.” This has been a pervasive problem in law enforcement all over the country. The culture within many agencies has been one of “loyalty versus integrity,” a perverted view of an “us versus them” philosophy that some call “brothers before others.”

February 11, 2016

Our Broken Blue Hearts will Heal and Our Pride Will Not Waver

Politico: De Blasio Must Press Reset with NYPD

The low-boil contempt for de Blasio, which has been building for months, erupted publicly on Saturday when dozens of cops turned their backs on the mayor as he arrived at the Brooklyn hospital where the bodies of officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, had been taken.

December 23, 2014

Dunphy: Eric Garner Sealed His Own Fate

Dunphy: Eric Garner Sealed His Own Fate

I have nothing but admiration for Dr. Krauthammer and Messrs. Will and Yoo, but I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb here in speculating that none of these men, for all their accomplishments, has ever had the experience of trying to arrest a 350-lb. man who has made it clear he does not wish to be arrested. I have, and I offer here a few lessons gleaned from that experience.

December 23, 2014

Anti-Police Rhetoric Worst in 45 Years

There are 18,000 police departments in the United States. They interact millions of times with the public, and make hundreds of thousands of arrests. Very few result in a suspect’s death or injury.

December 22, 2014

Police Are Not Out to Kill Minorities

It’s a lie that has caused protests and riots all over this nation, communities to be burned to the ground, police officers to be attacked and beaten, and horribly, two New York City police officers to be assassinated.

December 22, 2014

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

Identifying Counterfeit Products

Identifying Counterfeit Products

The global business of counterfeit goods has reached more than $700 billion a year. Craig Crosby, a retired officer, has launched The Counterfeit Report, a website with reference material on more than 200 commercially available brands.

July 25, 2013

Tips for Joining Investigative Units

Tips for Joining Investigative Units

Investigative units in law enforcement seem to be more welcoming to females than the more male-dominated units. This could be because females have been utilized in law enforcement investigations since at least 1912.

July 1, 2013

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

In March, the NYPD revamped its Highway Division Accident Investigation Squad, beefing up staffing, adding higher-tech tools, and broadening its mission to respond to serious, as well as fatal, crashes. The unit also got a new name: the Collision Investigation Squad.

June 26, 2013

Police Officers on Wanted Posters

Police Officers on Wanted Posters

Two New York officers threatened in a gang wanted poster should consider the threats from the bad guys a true compliment. It means they are making a real difference.

April 8, 2013

Police Links: Creepy Crimes

Police Links: Creepy Crimes

Ah, yes. In the tenth month of the year the days are getting shorter and the creeps seem to be getting creepier. It wouldn't be October without weird Halloween-related crime stories.

October 31, 2012

Public Safety Broadband: FirstNet Must Put Public Safety First

FirstNet (the First Responder Network Authority) will oversee the building and operation of the new nationwide public safety broadband network. The board as a whole can't allow the politics of business and Congress to shape a system with limited capabilities and limited competition.

October 8, 2012

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