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Boston uses two high-tech tools to combat crime

Boston uses two high-tech tools to combat crime | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Pioneering a new way to synthesize crime information, Boston police made nine arrests in the past year by comparing data from two high-tech monitoring systems: Shotspotter, which reports the...
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Digital evidence becomes key to solving crimes

Digital evidence becomes key to solving crimes | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it

The diversity of electronic sources underscores the growing significance of digital evidence, which has become a component of homicide investigations, major felonies and countless other crimes in New Hampshire.


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Shanna Daly's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:02 AM

But we already knew this right? :)

Alexander Yakovlev's comment, July 14, 2013 6:39 AM
2) It is great that such a simple game as an Xbox can be an important evidence in court. However, electronics is not human and it can’t always be reliable. What if there is an error in the system? I think we can use it in some cases but I really doubt in terms of reliability on electronics and electronic evidences.
Christa Miller's comment, July 14, 2013 4:02 PM
Humans are hardly reliable, either, though. In most cases I believe that digital evidence becomes a powerful corroborator for many other types of evidence, including interviews, eyewitness identifications, etc. Other times it can clear a suspect, or simply provide new leads to follow up on. It definitely is not the end-all be-all of evidence, but it's far from being too unreliable to use.
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Car theft continues to plummet

Car theft continues to plummet | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Technology and police tactics make vehicles harder to steal; both national and local thefts decline sharply.
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Mental health report damns Metropolitan police attitudes

Mental health report damns Metropolitan police attitudes | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it

An independent report into the deaths or serious injuries of 55 mentally ill people in the past five years either in custody or in contact with the Metropolitan police, has found a catalogue of mismanagement and bad practices.

 

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Public safety personnel targeted by DoS attacks flooding phone lines

Public safety personnel targeted by DoS attacks flooding phone lines | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Fraudsters pretending to be from collections companies are seeking to recover nonexistent loans. If victims dont pay up, their administrative call centers are hit by telephone denialofservice attacks.
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Police Test New Scanner

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The New York Police Department is testing a new device it says can detect firearms concealed beneath layers of clothing, a high-tech crime-fighting tool seemingly torn from the pages of science fiction.
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Making Us Safer, One iPad at a Time

Making Us Safer, One iPad at a Time | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The antiquated and inefficient way police officers have to communicate arrest information is like a game of telephone, in which the message is ultimately garbled.
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iPads may not be THE answer, but compared to all the levels paperwork currently goes through (of which the author has intimate knowledge), it would sure be a start.

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Bouncing Image camera checks out potentially dangerous areas for first responders

Bouncing Image camera checks out potentially dangerous areas for first responders | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
In the event of an emergency, first responders like firefighters and police will need to think – and act fast.
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KS: High tech KBI lab comes with high price tag

KS: High tech KBI lab comes with high price tag | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog TOPEKA — With the unveiling of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s one-of-a-ki...
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High-Tech Gear Makes Sci-Fi Cops a Reality

High-Tech Gear Makes Sci-Fi Cops a Reality | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Like the main character of the 1987 RoboCop movie about an all-seeing humanoid cop, patrol officers are being equipped with the kind of high-tech communications gear that puts them on the cutting edge.
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Spy Privacy Subpoena Law: When Does an Investigator Become a Stalker?

Spy Privacy Subpoena Law: When Does an Investigator Become a Stalker? | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it

"...But the powers of tech-driven investigations are enlarging so quickly that investigators are wise to exercise restraint and discretion.  Just because you can gather data about a legitimate target does not necessarily mean you should."

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High-tech police car coming to Massena

High-tech police car coming to Massena | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The Massena Police Department is getting a little help on patrol. But, it's not an extra officer, it's a new car outfitted with high-tech gear that will be hitting the streets in the coming months. Our Barry Wygel has the story.
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Albuquerque, other cities adopting high tech intelligence gathering systems to fight crime

Albuquerque, other cities adopting high tech intelligence gathering systems to fight crime | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- It's early evening and officer Damian Lujan is patrolling alone in Albuquerque's International District - a high crime area also known as the "war zone."...
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Covert Ops: Long Island’s High-Tech War on Crime

Covert Ops: Long Island’s High-Tech War on Crime | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
With a recent slaying in Roosevelt, a team of Nassau County police manning an inconspicuous location in Massapequa stand at the ready. The unsolved murder has ignited tensions in the neighborhood, and their unit is determined to stamp out the flames.
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Lori Jo's comment, October 7, 2012 10:15 PM
I think this is a really efficient and safe way to deter crime and protect innocent people. It's not big brother. It's today;s technology being utilized by the police in a fashion that the private sector has used for years. I don't have a problem with cameras or sensors on my streets. That's public domain. Probably shouldn't be shooting people out there to begin with..
Rob Duke's comment, October 7, 2012 11:26 PM
And, as long as it's not used for Puritan purposes (e.g. cracking down on Public Displays of Attention, etc.).
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Detectives stolen laptop risks data of 2,300 in Washington state

Detectives stolen laptop risks data of 2,300 in Washington state | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Social Security and drivers license numbers belonging to crime victims, suspects and police were on the machine.
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As with so many data breaches, this is as much about human error as it is about technological risk management.

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240784's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:35 AM

With the advances in modern technology it is always interesting to see how the world is being benefited by it. It seems most people are aware that technology can make everyday tasks easier but it is important for modern companies to design things that help assist in more important problems as well. The age of advanced technology is still young today and is just beginning to make significant advancements, if a police car is being equipped with the capabilities seen in this Astra than that opens a future potential for greater quantities of these kind of squad cars and even more advancements to them. In the future, probably within the next five years, features applied to this car will likely be something typical on all police cars around the world and there will be even more advancement as well.

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Cops welcome hi-tech RoboCopCar - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

Cops welcome hi-tech RoboCopCar - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
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Ill. Plan Would Allow Police To Obtain Warrants Via Video Chat

Ill. Plan Would Allow Police To Obtain Warrants Via Video Chat | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Illinois lawmakers are considering a plan that would make it easier for police to get search warrants. A proposal in the state legislature would allow
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Law Enforcement Professionals Have New Mobile Productivity Tool

Law Enforcement Professionals Have New Mobile Productivity Tool | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
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"ASSET contains vital information about the legal issues officers confront every day, from obtaining search warrants, to the grounds for Terry stops, to proper use of GPS tracking devices."

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Fort Lauderdale Fighting Crime With High-Tech Water

Fort Lauderdale Fighting Crime With High-Tech Water | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
SmartWater CSI helps identify criminals and is coming to South Florida.
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Canton Police training goes high-tech with new system

Canton Police training goes high-tech with new system | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
It's not quite RoboCop, but short of hiring cyborg officers, the future is now for Canton police.
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Taylor Altenburg's comment, November 29, 2012 9:49 PM
I think this is pretty cool, this can be very beneficial to officers training. I think working with this equipment will also give officers multiple opportunities to not only prepare but constantly practice for real situations that can come up. The only way to become successful is to practice good habits and this is taking police in the right direction. I think simulators are a great investment and help many institutions better themselves and staff.
Lindsey Giacomelli's comment, December 10, 2012 4:34 AM
When I was a Border Patrol Explorer and they had competitions they had these there. They are really cool. I have even been in where where it will shoot at you (little paint ball sized balls). I can see why they would be helpful.
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Metro Detroit sees property, violent crime rates fall

Metro Detroit sees property, violent crime rates fall | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Violent and property crimes are down in most Metro Detroit communities over the last five years, with only a handful of inner-ring communities seeing upticks in crime.
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Ramsey County project will use GPS on stalkers

Ramsey County project will use GPS on stalkers | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Ramsey County is launching a project using GPS technology to instantly warn victims of stalking or domestic violence when a defendant is nearby, and then dispatch police...
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Portable fingerprint scanners aid King County deputies

The King County Sheriff's Office has started using a pocket-size piece of technology that instantly reads fingerprints.
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High-tech tool helps police find the truth faster

High-tech tool helps police find the truth faster | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
A new high-tech tool is
helping Plattsburgh police investigate crashes and crimes. Officers say it will
save time and keep the community safer.
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High-tech scanning system keeps record of scenes for Arlington PD

High-tech scanning system keeps record of scenes for Arlington PD | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The Leica C10 ScanStation is a high-definition, 3D laser scanner that captures a 360-degree image of an incident, in darkness or daylight. Its range is 900 feet. It freezes a crime scene exactly the way it was discovered.
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Lori Jo's comment, October 7, 2012 10:28 PM
That is so awesome! I could see that being a very useful tool not only in the court room, but as an investigative tool for the officials to refer to later down the road. I think it's a lot better than simple photographs. Maybe someday it won't be such an expensive system and more departments will be able to utilize it.
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Chemical coding system is smart way to beat crime

Chemical coding system   is smart way to beat crime | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
A HI-TECH anti-thief weapon is being piloted in city homes in what are considered to be burglary hot spot areas.The sophisticated Smartwater is a clear liquid that contains unique chemical codes.One...
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