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Law Enforcement Today | April 24, 2014

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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

DNA Test Results in 90 Minutes?

March 2, 2014 | 1

We’ve been reading about the backlogs in crime labs for years.  Emergent technology in addition to public perception that every case needs in depth crime scene analysis have exacerbated the backlog, Juries “schooled” by CSI and NCIS … Read More

Should I Hide My House From Google Street View?

November 6, 2013 |

Who hasn’t heard of Google Street View?  This function of Google Maps allows you to take a virtual drive through neighborhoods without leaving your computer.  There are countless benefits of being able to visit a neighborhood, especially … Read More

Look! It’s a Bird… it’s a Plane… it’s a Drone Bird?

October 28, 2013 |

Aerial surveillance can be an extremely valuable tool to both the military and law enforcement.  On July 17, 1861, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated the ability to conduct surveillance from a tethered balloon and signal messages back to the … Read More

New Technology Will Help Identify Child Predators

September 27, 2013 |

It seems that no matter where you go, you’re likely to see someone using a smartphone. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if federal law enforcement could use our love affair with technology to track down child predators? Thanks to the new … Read More

A New Way to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

September 16, 2013 |

Some victims of domestic violence have been feeling safer recently, thanks to expanded use of GPS monitoring as a tool for supervising defendants. Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Connecticut already have successful GPS programs in place, and the Pennsylvania legislature is considering … Read More

New Technology to Retrieve Stolen Property

August 15, 2013 |

Victims of burglary and theft usually fall into one of two categories.  Either they believe that cops have superhuman powers of telepathy and x-ray vision and are mystified as to why they can’t find their stolen property.  … Read More

New Technology To Protect LEOs in Vehicles

July 31, 2013 |

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re behind the wheel of your patrol car, writing a citation or other paperwork and you’re startled to find somebody standing outside your window!  How did this guy get there?  Easy, … Read More

NYPD – There’s an App for That

January 21, 2013 |

NYPD recently announced its release of their application for the iPhone.  This robust program allows the user to:

-       View the wanted gallery

-       Submit a crime tip

-       View crime videos

-       Review crime statistics

-       … Read More