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How to Start a Body Camera Program

How to Start a Body Camera Program

Those who have succeeded in implementing wearable evidence capture programs say agencies may want to take a step back and make sure they are getting the right equipment and have the proper infrastructure in place to make their adoption of officer-worn video a success.

December 21, 2014

Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

June 21, 2014

Pursuit Tracking

Pursuit Tracking

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

March 14, 2014

Should You Chase or Contain?

Should You Chase or Contain?

So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.

July 31, 2010

How Not to Rate a Storm

Hurricane country cops need a scale that screams the following message to the public: Get out! Get out, now!

October 1, 2008

How to Get the Most Out of Online Education

There’s one question that all prospective students ask before they sign up for a program that will allow them to complete their college degree online: Is this really any good? Scott Harr has a clear answer: “For some students, it’s better.”

April 1, 2007

How to Purchase Mobile Computers

Back in 1965, a few years before he helped found Intel, a scientist named Gordon Moore postulated a law of technology. What the brilliant Mr. Moore said is that the power of computers will double every year. Some say he said every 18 months.

July 1, 2005

Cops vs. Cars

At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.

June 1, 2005

Personality Testing

It also means that I've stopped trying to tell the interviewing person what I think he or she wants to hear. Instead, I try to listen to what they have to say and respond with a genuine statement of how I would approach the job.

February 1, 2004

How To Investigate Cybercrime

Today and every day, thousands of people worldwide are being victimized by computer crime. That’s why just about every major municipal or county law enforcement agency in the United States now has a new breed of detective: the computer crime or “cybercrime” investigator.

November 1, 2003

Corruption: Policing the Police

Corruption: Policing the Police

Among more polite officers, internal affairs is thought of as a necessary evil. In less polite, more candid circles it's thought of in less savory terms like "the secret police" and "the rat squad."

October 1, 2003

On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

October 1, 2002

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