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POLICE Survey: Law Enforcement and Technology

A dizzying variety of hardware and software tools are now available for police operations. But are they actually being used? We sent a special survey out to law enforcement officers to find out. Here's what we discovered.

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Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Software

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders—the Democrat from Vermont who served as a U.S. Representative for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006—has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition.

Father of "Broken Windows" Policing Dead at Age 83

George Kelling—who along with James Wilson revolutionized American law enforcement with their "broken windows" theory of policing—died in his New Hampshire home on Wednesday. He was 83 years old.

San Francisco Could Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.

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.

LAPD to Dump Program that Uses Data to ID Likely Offenders

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.

How Intelligence-Led Policing Makes Communities Safer

ILP’s core philosophy: humanizing police, as well as the citizens they protect, is the most effective form of crime prevention.

Madness Control

There are not enough officers and investigators to scan the Internet and discern what's a viable threat.

Stop The Falling

If companies can predict consumer behavior with considerable accuracy, is it outside the realm of possibility that the same could be done for criminal behavior?

Chicago Using Los Angeles-Style Predictive Policing Technology to Reduce Murder Rate

The lab’s job: to help build and operate Strategic Decision Support Centers, where officers and civilian analysts monitor gunshot detectors, surveillance cameras and other data to pinpoint where crimes occur and where they might happen next.