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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

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

October 19, 2015

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

Mobile Forensics in Transition

Mobile Forensics in Transition

One reason why there is so much demand to move the preliminary forensic analysis of mobile devices out of the lab is that agencies are realizing the value of knowing what is on a suspect's or even a victim's smartphone during an investigation.

February 28, 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

Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases

Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases

Computer security is one of the primary concerns for many of the nation's companies and government agencies. Billions of dollars is spent each year on preventing external threats from entering protected networks. But the sad truth is that most computer network breaches are caused by sloppy internal security policies and procedures.

August 8, 2014

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

March 6, 2014

Va. Officer Saves Family from Armed Jealous Ex-Boyfriend
High-Definition Imaging

High-Definition Imaging

One of the nation's most ambitious ALPR programs is in operation in Orange County, Calif. The countywide ALPR effort involves 50 vehicle-mounted ALPR units from Vigilant Solutions spread across 24 agencies.

February 8, 2013

Tactical Cameras Are a Force Multiplier

Tactical Cameras Are a Force Multiplier

In recent years technology has come to the aid of tactical police units to help them gain better intel and counter their adversaries' tactical advantages.

March 20, 2012

How Video Analysis Helped the Vancouver Riot Prosecutors
Secret Agent: Sur-Tec's VP Covert App

Secret Agent: Sur-Tec's VP Covert App

Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software suite is a patented surreptitious listening tool for law enforcement that allows an undercover officer or CI to stream live audio and GPS to one or more computers. The mobile application element of the software runs in the background on the user's smartphone.

May 3, 2011

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President

Whether they carry the title of agent, officer, or marshal, your federal officers are being sent into the teeth of a war without weapons and with rules of engagement written by fools. Worse, one of your agencies tasked with the job of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals has actually been supplying those criminals with weapons.

April 11, 2011

It's Time to Get Tough on Drugs, America
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