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Key considerations for police departments when outfitting mobile surveillance systems
Approach planning as if you were the criminal element
Ambush attacks on police officers do not discriminate in gender, assignment or age, and they affect all category of assignment
Lt. Brad Robin with the Lafayette Police Department said the agency currently has 60 sensors installed across one square mile in the city
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
Enhancing law enforcement capabilities through technology
Previously, law enforcement agencies were able to send Ring owners who lived near an area of an active investigation private emails requesting video footage
“It not only enables us to catch people, but it keeps our officers safe day in and day out,” Police Chief Harold Medina said
The new version brings map enhancement features, authentication improvements and new automation features
The chief credits his detectives’ tenacity to solve crime, as well as technology the department is utilizing
The new system can be moved by one or two officers without the need for technicians to transport and set up
George Loder raised concerns about data gathering by the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center, which shares information it collects with other LE agencies
The cameras take visual and audio recordings when noise exceeds a pre-set decibel level
The strategy: A technology-driven approach to policing
The DedroneRapidResponse can be attached to a portable tower to provide security for large gatherings like sporting events and concerts
The center has access to about 1,700 cameras including traffic, surveillance and private security cameras
Agencies can capitalize on innovations to save money and repair fractured community relationships
Fotokite’s tethered drones can fly with the push of a single button, eliminating the efforts of piloting
Police said a surveillance team was following the man just prior to the attack
Anecdotal evidence suggests the tower’s presence does result in a lower incidence of crimes at large public events
Det. Jeremy Brown was killed while conducting surveillance at an apartment building
Using planes to surveil the city, a crime-fighting tool, is akin to a warrantless search, the court said
Two sheriff’s offices share what they look for in departmental tech purchases to get the best buy
“It’s fear-mongering politics at its worst,” said Jonathan Thompson, CEO of the National Sheriffs’ Association
Police last spring began to test whether images could help them investigate murders, nonfatal shootings, armed robberies and carjackings
Planes circling above the city increased the agency’s arrest rate by 5% over 3 months, researchers found
Local police hailed the cameras as a game-changer, saying the images helped to identify suspects of violent crimes
The first step to applying and implementing the lessons learned of any after-action report is to read the report, which unfortunately rarely happens