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Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.

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What's Really Going On With Crime Rates

For all its censuring of personnel for on-duty trysts and off-duty DUIs, the profession pays curiously little attention to an ongoing transgression perpetrated within it: stat fudging. Misreporting statistics about crime is not a new phenomenon.

Ten Agencies Purchase Spillman Software

Ten public safety agencies purchased software from Spillman Technologies for the first time during the second quarter of 2012, the company announced.

A New (Old) Approach to Crimefighting In Chicago

The city's new top cop is implementing a more traditional policing approach, by stressing the need for resources to be in the hands of district commanders to use as they see fit in the neighborhoods they oversee.

New S.F. Chief Rose Through Ranks

Chief Greg Suhr arrives at the top police post with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Chief George Gascon, who left the department earlier this year after about 18 months to take the job of district attorney.

Wisconsin Agencies Adopt Spillman Software

Spillman's CompStat Dashboard module will enable the agencies to spot trends and make informed decisions by utilizing information gathered in the Spillman database. The agencies also purchased Spillman's records, mobile, corrections, fire/EMS, and resources solutions.

50 Agencies Purchase or Expand Spillman Software

Nine public safety agencies purchased Spillman Technologies' software for the first time in the third quarter of 2010, bringing the total number of Spillman customers to more than 850 public safety agencies in 36 states nationwide.

More Than 85 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software in Fourth Quarter

Twenty-five public safety agencies purchased Spillman software for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2009, bringing the total number of Spillman customers to more than 800 public safety agencies in 36 states across the nation. Sixty-two agencies expanded existing Spillman systems.

LAPD's Public Database Omits Nearly 40 Percent of This Year's Crimes

The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

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