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Tattoos Help Public Safety Officials Identify Bodies
A breakthrough in identifying the body came once it was examined at the morgue. During this time, the coroner noted a green shamrock tattoo on the man...
July 9, 2019
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Vows to Dismantle Gang Database
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—who is running to be the next Mayor of Chicago—says she would make some significant changes to the way in which police in the Windy City conduct business.
January 15, 2019
DOJ Announces $70M for School Safety, $64M for Criminal Record Systems
The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems
October 4, 2018
Nebraska Official to Police: Crime Database for Work Use Only
Nebraska Crime Commission Executive Director Darrell Fisher has cautioned law enforcement officers in his state to "never use a statewide crime database for anything but law enforcement purposes."
July 5, 2018
LexisNexis Risk Solutions' Accurint Virtual Crime Center Provides Identity Data Visual Dashboard
LexisNexis Risk Solutions today announced at the IACP 2016 Annual Conference new policing technology designed to give law enforcement greater visibility into crime in both their jurisdictions and nationwide by linking billions of public records with agency-provided data.
October 17, 2016
The Time is Right for Big Data Solutions
No longer the exclusive domain of the IT department, newer big data solutions are now designed to be used by front line analysts and investigators, with just one or two days of training and without the need for sophisticated oversight.
September 1, 2016
San Bernardino PD Wins Everyday Heroes Award from Thomson Reuters for Response to Mass Shooting
For its resourceful police work and brave response to the events on Dec. 2, the San Bernardino Police Department was honored with an Everyday Heroes award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, at a ceremony earlier this week.
March 3, 2016
RapidHit DNA Profile Identifies Dangerous UK Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody
The RapidHit System from Integenx delivered a stunning arrest in the United Kingdom last week. A suspect was arrested for a minor crime and swabbed for a DNA reference sample while in custody. His DNA profile was generated in less than two hours using the RapidHit System and the suspect's profile immediately matched with a DNA profile recovered from a serious sexual assault case. The suspect pleaded guilty while still in custody.
August 24, 2015
Boeing Partners to Develop New Criminal History System for Minnesota Criminal Justice Agencies
Boeing announced today it will develop a new automated criminal history system for the state of Minnesota that will enhance access to critical data, enabling criminal justice agencies to better execute their mission.
February 4, 2015
FBI's New Biometric Database Fully Operational
The FBI announced this week the achievement of full operational capability of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. It was developed to replace IAFIS and add new capabilities, including facial recognition.
September 18, 2014
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 7, 2014
License Plate Data Collection Raising Privacy Concerns
Law enforcement and private companies are collecting huge photo databases of license plate, time and location information for use as an investigative tool. But the use of license plate data is raising privacy concerns.
May 18, 2014
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