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NYPD Ends Test of Robot Police Dog

NYPD Ends Test of Robot Police Dog

Police officials said the robot's purpose was to take police officers out of harm's way and that it was actually cheaper than other robots already in use.

April 29, 2021

NYPD Criticized Over Use of Robot Dog

NYPD Criticized Over Use of Robot Dog

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, who represents the district where this incident took place, thought deploying the $74,000 robot dog anywhere undermined police-community relations, but especially in a public housing complex where residents might already mistrust the police.

April 14, 2021

New York Troopers Begin Wearing Body Cameras

Rekor System Selected by NY Police Department

Rekor Systems Inc. announced that the Rotterdam (NY) Police Department has entered into a subscription agreement to use the company's Watchman vehicle recognition software on existing traffic and surveillance cameras.

September 12, 2019

NYPD Testing Virtual Reality-Based Training

NYPD Testing Virtual Reality-Based Training

The NYPD is testing a virtual reality scenario-based training system. About 200 officers participated in the training program, which was conducted earlier this month at a state-of-the-art facility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

April 30, 2019

NYPD Develops AI Analytics Tool for Fighting Crime

Patternizr is an algorithmic machine-learning software that sifts through police data to find patterns and connect similar crimes. It has been in use by NYPD since December 2016, but its existence was first disclosed by the department this month.

April 24, 2019

NYPD Uses Drone to Monitor Suspect During Standoff

NYPD Emergency Service Unit cops were called in to talk to the man, while officers from the department’s Technical Assistance Response Unit used an untethered drone to watch from a window.

March 20, 2019

NYPD Officers Get Phone App to Connect Hearing Impaired with Translators

NYPD Officers Get Phone App to Connect Hearing Impaired with Translators

Officers with the New York Police Department now have a better way to communicate with subjects who are deaf or hard of hearing with a teleconferencing system that is similar to Skype, allowing the hearing impaired person to speak in sign language and the officer to communicate verbally with a translation conducted by interpreters employed by the city.

February 1, 2019

NYPD Deploying 14 Drones, Activists Oppose Plan

"Drone technology will give our cops and their incident commanders an opportunity to see what they're getting into before they go into harm's way," NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said Tuesday. "This can now get us a lot closer into areas that a helicopter wouldn't be able to get into.”

December 5, 2018

'Angry Cops' Officer Disciplined for Viral Videos Back On Duty

The Buffalo, NY officer returned to work late Wednesday after serving a 22-day unpaid suspension and agreeing to obey the department's social media policy, which he violated by appearing in a police uniform and portraying himself in off-the-wall situations that police brass felt demeaned the force.

March 21, 2016

Video: Buffalo Officer Suspended Without Pay Over Vine Videos
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