Technology

  • Imagine all the Officers

    The good news is that we really don’t have to IMAGINE what it would be like to have a device that could host the software that turns critical data into useful information. We already have devices and software out there that can manage this for us. So...

    Blog • November 4th, 2013

  • Using Technology to Manage Risk

    We know from experience that if we can anticipate the outcome of a situation, we’re likely to handle it much better overall. For Law Enforcement, information is power. It’s also safety. And security.

    Blog • October 24th, 2013

  • New Technology Taking Body Cams to Next Level

    With the help of CopTrax, the first successful field trial of Google Glass by police was completed.

    Article • October 17th, 2013

  • Biothreat analysis: While you wait

    In the 1968 Michael Crichton book “Andromeda Strain”, scientists working in the highest underground biosafety levels took days using the most sophisticated equipment available at the time to identify an alien pathogen. In the 45 years since, the...

    Article • October 15th, 2013

  • 2014 Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation Results

    Top Performers Top Speed (mph)  Chevrolet Caprice 6L Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph (feet)  Chevrolet Caprice 3.6L Acceleration to 60 mph (seconds)  BMW R1200 RTP Dynamic Driving Lap...

    Article • October 9th, 2013

  • Emergency Communications 101: Part II

    Often public safety telecommunication personnel are left out of the loop as technology becomes more and more complicated. In Part I, basic radio component were described. In Part II, I discuss some of the terms and changes facing telecommunicators today...

    Article • October 8th, 2013

  • Mobile Forensics in Internal Affairs Investigations

    Just like social media posts, mobile device content can affect your credibility as a witness in court, and your usage habits can affect the public’s perception of your professionalism. Strong policies, procedures, and training can help both officers and...

    Article • October 1st, 2013

  • NYPD Urges iPhone Users to Download Update

    NYPD officers have been handing out fliers at Apple Stores, Best Buy outlets and subway stations urging iPhone and iPad owners to download Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS7.

    News • September 25th, 2013

  • Big Data to the Rescue

    Public data systems can be massive, making the exporting of data a difficult task. It could require multiple servers and millions of dollars to manage, depending on the amount of information available.

    Blog • September 24th, 2013

  • You can afford to store your surveillance data: Storage management basics

    The Boston Marathon bombing turned the klieg lights on surveillance video. More people were taking photos and videos of the race finish line than of possibly any other location in the world at that moment, so the Boston Police Department (BPD) requested...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Sharing video with police

    The swift and successful investigation of the terrorist attack during the Boston Marathon shined a bright light on the value of both public and private-sector video when shared with police. It is common knowledge that police regularly ask public...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Secured Cities Insider Preview

    Implementing a Secured Cities roadmap is not simply about technology, but building partnerships that help develop lasting security and emergency risk management solutions. The fifth Secured Cities Conference returns to Baltimore on November 14 to 15 for...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Putting cameras to work

    City-wide surveillance networks and systems are a hot topic in law enforcement. But how do you know where to begin when there’s enough new stuff out there to make your head spin? Like most things in law enforcement, it takes organization and...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Modern-day meanness

    It was the end of the day with the last day of school just around the corner when a young girl came into the office in tears. Seeking the help of one of Auburn (NY) High School’s School Resource Officers, hysteria threatened to overtake her. Officer Jim...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Uncommon cruisers

    A comparison of battery-powered vehicles

    Article • September 12th, 2013

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