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Law Enforcement Today | July 29, 2014

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Boxer Shorts and a Squirt Gun

July 14, 2014 |

I began my career as a paperboy at the age of 10. For the older generation, you may be able to relate. To those who are younger, a newspaper was a compilation of news items currently read on your iPhone, … Read More

Body Worn Cameras: Technology for Truth

July 11, 2014 |

Advances in technology continue to revolutionize the world of law enforcement, with new initiatives and products designed solely to make the streets safer for citizens. Body cams are the latest tech pioneering public protection, with these wearable cameras offering a … Read More

Streamline Your Agency’s Training for Less

June 29, 2014 |

Basically, I’m a teacher.  It’s what I do. So, let’s talk training. It’s a necessary part of any demanding career, especially law enforcement. Unfortunately, training costs time, money, and resources. Most, if not all are in short supply. However, training … Read More

Tampa Police Department: Intelligence-Led Policing Dramatically Reduces Crime

June 22, 2014 |

What are the best weapons against crime? Until recently, likely answers included police training, crime-fighting equipment, and programs to counteract poverty, mental illness, dysfunctional families, and declining church attendance. Much lower on a list would be administrative practices like reorganizing … Read More

FBI Child ID App – Just In Time for Summer

June 17, 2014 |

Ready for summer? Let’s go through the checklist…

-       Fresh bottle of propane for the grill: CHECK

-       Summer clothes (including swimwear): CHECK

-       Sunscreen: CHECK

-       Something to get Johnny back in case he is abducted by some creep… … Read More

PredPol – Policing Inside the Box

June 9, 2014 |

I am a country boy, raised in far-West Nebraska.  There wasn’t much to do there except hunt and raise crops.  We used decoys to draw one kind of bird and scarecrows to shy-away others. Police have lots of decoys… from … Read More

Law Enforcement Fitness – Product Review Up24 – Jawbone

May 22, 2014 |

Can this new technology help officers get back in shape?

The LEO-fit team recently tested a product called Up24 made by Jawbone. We had four members of our team use the Up24 band from April 24 – May 1, 2014. … Read More

License Plate Readers – Law Enforcement Tool or Danger to Liberty?

April 26, 2014 |

The Virginian-Pilot recently reported that use of automatic license plate readers continues in the Norfolk area in spite of an official opinion issued in February 2013 by former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. In the AG’s opinion, massive collection of data … Read More

Attorney General Holder: Gun Owners Should Wear GPS Monitoring Devices

April 8, 2014 |

On Friday, April 4, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder told the House of Representative Appropriations Subcommittee that the Department of Justice is looking to technology to solve gun violence. Specifically, the AG is looking for money to … Read More

Predicting Crime with Twitter

April 8, 2014 |

Social media has found many uses, but one might hesitate to think that a message that is limited to 140 characters could be helpful in predicting crime. Sure, Twitter has made a major impact on our world… … Read More