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Law Enforcement Today | September 2, 2015

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PerpAlert

March 20, 2015 |

Every now and then a new product grabs your attention and “wow” is all you can say. PerpAlert® is that product. When viewing new items on the market, I expect performance, cost efficiency, and favorable results; otherwise I’m not interested. And I … Read More

Waze – Traveler’s Friend or Threat to Cops?

February 24, 2015 |

The Associated Press is reporting that several California and Virginia sheriff’s offices are accusing Waze of providing a tool for would-be cop assassins, or at least stalking. They are asking Google, the new owner of the app, to disable the … Read More

ArcAngel – This App Has Wings

January 19, 2015 |

Patrocinium Systems of Reston, Virginia announced the release of a new smart phone security app. Granted, this is a crowded field; there are plenty of apps out there promising to keep you or your loved ones safe. So why bother … Read More

Emerging Corrections Technology

November 12, 2014 |

As the former warden of several 2,000 bed jails within New York City’s infamous Rikers Island, I often find myself as the most sought after guest at parties and events as people outside the criminal justice system try to find … Read More

PulsePoint – Connecting Citizens with First Responders

September 30, 2014 |

Local first responders can now have a pocket-sized force multiplier. PulsePoint CPR/AED smart phone apps allow CPR-trained volunteers to sign up to be notified in the event of a cardiac emergency close by. The system interfaces with the local CAD-equipped … Read More

CrowdSourcing iPhone App Racist?

August 18, 2014 |

SketchFactor is an iPhone app that allows users to report “sketchy” people and places, along with a description.  The purpose of the app is to allow people to crowdsource crime prevention, giving themselves a virtual roadmap of safe vs. dangerous … Read More

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 | 2

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