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The Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. This touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.

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How law enforcement can use AI to manage the surge in multimedia evidence, gain actionable insights and speed investigations
Understanding how these technologies store and manage data is essential for accurately extracting and attributing information during forensic examinations
A memoir of Detective Mike King’s 1991 investigation and ultimate take-down of a deviant polygamous cult called the Zion Society
The man stole the Paris Police chief’s cruiser, then led officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit before he crashed the cruiser and fired at officers
Around 20 people broke glass cases with hammers and other tools and fled with an unknown amount of jewelry, Sunnyvale police said
Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel is on administrative leave for mishandling a police major’s sexual harassment complaint against another major, the mayor said
While Madison County deputies were serving a warrant, the suspect “refused to exit the vehicle, drew a handgun from his pocket and raised that handgun toward deputies”
“The City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department of today are materially different than the department that you investigated,” the city said in a letter to the DOJ
Police investigation software is a powerful crime-fighting tool; learn how to find the right solution for your agency
Ogle County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a report of a person threatening to kill themselves and others when they were immediately fired upon
Forty-seven people have been charged in connection with the alleged crime network; federal agents, along with local and state police, were involved in the investigations
The individual boxes of Lego bricks ranged in value from $20 to more than $1,000
Grasping these concepts helps in interpreting officers’ statements and actions during investigations
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The Department of Investigation found that, among other issues, officers were not prevented from accessing their phones and using them to distribute test questions
There is no single answer to the cause of mass school shootings, but it goes much deeper and further than issues of gun control and mental illness
The tools were stolen from various contractors and retailers, with Howard County Police stating that some of the thefts dated back to 2014
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Learn how AI technology is revolutionizing law enforcement
A powerful platform that integrates data sources enhances the department’s speed and investigative prowess
The man founded a company that produced manuals and videos on wartime tactics, including how to create “fatal funnels” intended to trap and kill law enforcement
DFR provides considerable promise for increased safety, reduced response times and improved de-escalation capabilities for public safety agencies
Set the scene, by introducing the people, property and other information before it is discussed
Evidence management is anything but straightforward these days, but no less critical; these products and procedures can help
Valuable items inside the houses will be equipped with GPS trackers, which will immediately notify the Atherton Police Department if the items are moved
In addition to law enforcement work, Faraday bags can also protect your personal devices and key fobs from hackers and unauthorized access
How to be successful from your first day at the police academy through graduation day
As AI technology evolves, law enforcement faces new challenges in distinguishing real from AI-generated content; this complexity is reshaping investigative methods and legal frameworks
The WalletHub report compares 40 of the largest U.S. cities to identify which cities are grappling with the most significant homicide rates
“It would have been boring if we were allowed to do it,” the man said, expressing surprise that he had not been arrested already