Technology

  • Instant Replays In Police Work?

    The recent uproar over controversial calls by referees in the NFL highlights the role of video in determining who’s right or wrong.

    Article • September 27th, 2012

  • Social Media Metrics revisited: How do you measure engagement?

    Install Google Analytics and you could spend hours poring over site statistics. And yet, even Google's definition of “engagement” is flawed: Analytics measures the number of seconds spent on the site, but as many social media experts would argue, true...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • Is your social content building relationships or barriers?

    As law enforcement agencies compete with other newsmakers for ever-shrinking media attention, the ability to tell their own stories in their own way can be very important indeed.

    Article • July 3rd, 2012

  • PIOs: Are You Prepared For Your Agency's 'Personal Brands'?

    For the Philadelphia Police Department, “learning to prep” recently included asking a tweeting detective, Joe Murray (@TheFuzz9143), to stop what he was doing so that they could put policy and training in place.

    Article • May 8th, 2012

  • Shots Fired, But Where?

    Don’t rely on 9-1-1 or your own ears to direct you to gunfire. There's a better way.

    Article • March 3rd, 2014

  • Dallas Police Launch New Social Media Plan

    Part of the new strategy is aimed at getting police officers on patrol to become active on Twitter.

    News • February 25th, 2014

  • I hate drones.

    The term drone is not accurate, let me tell you why.

    Blog • February 25th, 2014

  • LAPD Uses 'Smart Policing' to Reduce Thefts, Burglaries

    Two new strategies are being credited with driving down thefts and burglaries in San Fernando Valley.

    News • February 25th, 2014

  • Wireless Security System Boosts School Safety in Idaho

    A new wireless security system has transformed how police officers respond to school emergencies.

    News • February 25th, 2014

  • Texas Police Union Touts New App for Officers

    The smartphone application allows members to quickly report critical incidents to the union's attorneys.

    News • February 21st, 2014

  • Welcome to the big bang

    There was no shortage of sights (and sites) to see at this year’s SHOT Show—a new Glock, attendees sporting “tactikilts” and R. Lee Ermey “Gunny”, to name a few. The Las Vegas staple event continues to be a bastion for the shooting sports...

    Article • February 13th, 2014

  • Some L.E. Predictions in 'RoboCop' Came True

    The original "RoboCop" movie made some bold predictions about future advances in law enforcement.

    News • February 11th, 2014

  • A look at Speeding CAD Systems

    Law enforcement managers take note—your database can play a more important role than you realize in achieving safe and effective inter-agency sharing. The high-profile Pima, Arizona shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 citizens that...

    Article • February 11th, 2014

  • How quick is your draw? 6 ground rules for testing holsters and how these popular brands performed

    For this month's columnLaw Enforcement Technologypicked several brands of popular duty holsters for evaluation. If you don't see your brand in this article, youmight want to wait for our test of concealed carry holsters. The list of testing criteria...

    Article • February 11th, 2014

  • Mini giants

    Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) come in as many colors and flavors as the public safety agencies and communities they serve. Most of the time when you hear about a PSAP, it’s in reference to a traditional answering point, or one that serves a...

    Article • February 11th, 2014

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