Technology

  • The maturing of fusion centers

    In years past, “fusion” maybe didn’t mean much to law enforcement. It was more of a nuclear physics term, a word used to describe technology, or a maybe a name for a dance club or the music played inside. “Fusion” didn’t start working its...

    Article • September 12th, 2011

  • The dirtiest words in law enforcement communications

    Radio replacement

    Article • September 12th, 2011

  • N.M. Officer Bitten After Taser Malfunctions

    Under pressure after a number of officer-involved shootings, Albuquerque police have stepped up use of non-lethal force to subdue suspects, but that didn't work for one officer who was attacked after his stun gun malfunctioned.

    News • September 7th, 2011

  • On 9/11/11, Focus On The Connections We Make

    Social media is as unpredictable as any crowd, so it's little wonder that authorities' first reaction is to control as much as possible.

    Article • September 6th, 2011

  • Florida Police First to Use New DNA Technology

    The Palm Bay Police Department announced on Friday that it hopes new technology will help their officers solve crimes a lot quicker.

    News • August 27th, 2011

  • FCC Plan Adds Text, Photos, Video to 911

    FCC Plan Adds Text, Photos, Video to 911

    News • August 11th, 2011

  • Head (and data) in the cloud

    Most police executives should by now be familiar with the concept of “the cloud.” That is, using the Internet to store and access information, including e-mail, files, images and video, and so on. The question for them, however, is: Should police...

    Article • August 11th, 2011

  • The catch in the social net

    Some of the features offered by social networking ... are not only dangerous, but also downright foolish.

    Article • August 11th, 2011

  • Public Safety Telecommunications and Misunderstandings

    As a telecommunications operator, we do a lot of interpretation. If you don’t believe me, try sorting through the reason someone is calling when they are so drunk they fall out of the phone booth.

    Article • August 9th, 2011

  • ACLU Wants Cell Phone Tracking Info From Hawaiian Police

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking five law enforcement agencies in Hawaii what procedures they use to track citizens using cell phone location data, part of a nationwide campaign targeting police, sheriffs and other law agencies across the...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Kan. Dept. Tweets Dispatch Calls to Inform Public

    Wichita residents will get an online glimpse of what police deal with for one hour Thursday morning through the social media site Twitter.

    News • July 28th, 2011

  • Child death investigation training

    Because unexplained child deaths are not common, law enforcement must rely on good training and good tools

    Article • July 22nd, 2011

  • Two Fla. Cops Suspended, Accused of Explicit Emails

    Two Orlando police officers have been suspended without pay on Tuesday for repeatedly sending sexually-charged emails from schools

    News • July 19th, 2011

  • Video: Mo. Officer Rescues Man From Wreck

    Missouri Officer Rescues Man From Fiery Wreck

    News • July 15th, 2011

  • Taking nothing at face value

    The girl in the photo had brilliant blue eyes. So brilliant, in fact, that there was little doubt on the parts of investigators that the body found murdered and stuffed into a well couldn’t have been their victim: The recovered remains had eyes as brown...

    Article • July 14th, 2011

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