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iHelp Plus App Offers Personal Safety Features

A new personal safety iPhone app called iHelp Plus offers features including customizable alarms, built-inflashlight, and GPS tracking to identify a user's exact location.

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Appeals Court: Warrantless Cellphone GPS Tracking Legal

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officers don't need a warrant to track the location of a subject via the GPS data from a cell phone.

Ohio City To Install GPS Trackers on Cruisers

The Columbus, Ohio, City Council approved funding to equip its city fleet with GPS trackers that, if installed on police cruisers, would monitor officers for speeding, traveling to unauthorized locations, and idling.

3 Exceptions to Warrants for GPS Tracking

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement personnel must obtain a search warrant prior to installing a GPS unit or similar tracking device on a vehicle. Let's review the exceptions to this ruling.

California Legislature's U-Turn On Law and Order

The California Constitution was amended in 1982 to bring evidence suppression limits in line with the U.S. Constitution. The present legislature has begun a concerted back door effort to undo the state's requirement to follow the federal exclusionary rule.

Asset Tracking Software

EZ Office Inventory is asset tracking software popular with police departments for tracking field assets including TASERs, speed guns, fleet inventory, and more. It's Web based, so no installation is required, and it provides access to information 24/7 from any device with a Web browser.

Fla. Deputies Fired for 'Extreme Loafing'

A sergeant and three deputies with the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office have been fired for "extreme loafing and idling" that cheated taxpayers and endangered public safety.

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

SCOTUS: Police GPS Trackers Require Warrant

Federal agents violated a suspect's privacy rights, when they used a Global Positioning System device to track his movements for 28 days without a warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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SCOTUS Considers GPS Tracking by LE

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether attaching a high-tech tracking device to suspect's vehicle without a warrant is constitutional.

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