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The choice of technology investments must reflect not just the vision of leadership but also the insights and needs of the officers on the ground
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Deputy Chief John McMahon discusses the LAPD’s adoption of advanced technologies, aiming to boost efficiency, improve community interaction and address the policing challenges of tomorrow
The device can identify drugs and cutting agents within a substance in seconds
“We have used them many, many times,” Riverside Police Chief Frank Robinson said. “It’s a valuable piece of equipment that we need every day ... we needed it years ago”
In an analysis of automated license plate readers, researchers revealed that the tech helps solve more than 700,000 crimes each year — or 10% of reported crime nationwide
Meet Andrea Cortez, a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
Andrea Cortez is a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
The 400-pound robot was meant to be a deterrent to subway crime; two human officers had to guard it at all times to keep it from being vandalized
Small-town police departments turn to grant funds to address the challenges of limited resources, personnel shortages and technology gaps
Each company’s products work seamlessly together, Axon states; the two have been strategic partners since May 2022
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Jonathan Wender, Ph.D., discusses the impact of TrustStat AI on police work and community interactions
“We did have another jurisdiction ... actually sent their K-9 and they were there pretty quickly in just a few minutes,” Officer Michael Slininger said. “But by the time the K-9 arrived, [the drone team] had already located the juvenile”
Safer, but limited by law, Woodbury police started using StarChase technology in August as part of an initiative to reduce the need for high-speed chases
Learn how this agency effectively uses advanced technology for both large-scale event management and real-time crime prevention and response
My fear is that a month or maybe a year from now, some scandal will arise when it comes out that officers in an agency have been using AI in their court submissions
The washable shirt can go under a uniform or vest
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“I think we’re going to be able to rescue more children and human trafficking victims that we wouldn’t normally know about,” Capt. Peschong said
The net from the grappler hooked onto the back left wheel and once the cruiser hit the brakes, the stolen car came to a stop
“It not only enables us to catch people, but it keeps our officers safe day in and day out,” Police Chief Harold Medina said
This innovative body-worn camera and digital evidence collection and management solution enhances law enforcement capabilities
The Portland Police Department was one of the last major U.S. police agencies without the technology, which will be implemented next summer
A paradigm shift from on-premises to cloud-hosted is transforming the way agencies operate
Instead of arresting offenders, officers share the drone video with the teens’ parents and schools
The money will be put toward advanced camera technology, license plate readers, a speed enforcement van and more technologies