Intelligence/Counter Intelligence

  • The new frontier in digital evidence

    With cell phones ringing everywhere, agencies need to know how to answer this new call of duty

    Article • July 15th, 2007

  • Creating a common operating picture

    The Los Angeles Regional Common Operational Picture Program employs technologies to improve off-site emergency operations communications

    Article • July 15th, 2007

  • A FORCE UNITED: Information sharing across law enforcement

    In the "Art of War," Sun Tzu says those "whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious." But in the battle against crime and terrorism, unity with the sharing of intelligence has been a challenge for law enforcement. While technology is...

    Article • July 15th, 2007

  • Home field advantage

    As community populations increase, agencies find creative ways to stretch budgets without compromising safety and security on the homefront

    Article • June 15th, 2007

  • Rap's Blue Wall of Silence

    Silence a neighborhood, get away with murder and make a few bucks.

    Article • May 16th, 2007

  • Privacy and Public Safety

    As I write this column, the families of Virginia Tech students and faculty gunned down by an obviously disturbed young man are still reeling, while university and law enforcement officials sort through the puzzle, looking for answers.

    Article • May 15th, 2007

  • When Good Cops Go to War

    About a third of the sworn officers in Athens, Ohio, are either probationary employees, still riding with a field training officer, on extended leave or reactivated military. It's enough to keep Police Chief Rick Mayer awake at night.

    Article • May 15th, 2007

  • From Starlight to Street Light

    Since 9/11 virtually all members of the law enforcement community have become soldiers in the war on terrorism. Even the more traditionally "peaceful" jobs, such as rural border control, park rangers and Bureau of Land Management scouts, are feeling the...

    Article • May 15th, 2007

  • NYC Fights and NYC WiNs!

    Though many vulnerabilities were exposed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, none received more attention than the lack of an interoperable communications system linking New York City's (NYC's) first responders to incident command...

    Article • May 15th, 2007

  • To Catch a Keynote

    Where is it possible to hear the host of Dateline NBC's popular series "To Catch a Predator" and more recent exposés "To Catch a Con Man" and "To Catch an ID Thief" address the issue of online predators?

    Article • May 15th, 2007

  • Illegal IDs

    A look inside the document fraud business through the eyes of a counterfeiter

    Article • May 13th, 2007

  • New Research Closes In On Stand-Off Bomb Detection

    The ability to detect explosives from a distance is vital.

    Article • May 13th, 2007

  • Non Sworn Positions in Law Enforcement

    There are many well paid careers in law enforcement other than peace officer positions.

    Article • April 19th, 2007

  • Massacre at Virginia Tech

    Incidents like those at Jonesboro, Arkansas; the Beslan school siege and Columbine High School have opened our eyes to the threat and shown us that we must prepare. How then should we proceed?

    Article • April 17th, 2007

  • Life Can Be Risky

    Based on the statistics of one civilian volunteer per year killed in the line of duty, volunteers are ten times more likely to be killed in a car accident while driving to a police station to volunteer than actually volunteering on the streets.

    Article • April 12th, 2007

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