Madison Square Garden Has Been Secretly Scanning Fans With Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology isn’t illegal. Still, many privacy advocates object to the software’s widespread use since it allows silent surveillance without consent.

Homeland Security Wants Industry Input on Wearable Tech for First Responders

Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.

Homeland Security to Put First Responder Tech to the Test

Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.

Supreme Court Could Limit Law Enforcement’s Reach in the Cloud

The high court will have to decide whether a 1980s law allows warrants for emails U.S. companies store abroad.

Beyond Gadgets: Public Safety in a Digital World

In the lead-up to a discussion on public safety data, our senior director of programs is obsessed with our digital footprint, and its implications for police and citizens.

How One Law Enforcement Agency Is Using Facial Recognition to Identify Suspects

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.

FirstNet Seeks Disaster Response Apps

The goal is to “tap into the expertise and creativity of the developer community to drive innovation for public safety," according to the public safety telecommunications network's CEO.

The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab

How will law enforcement handle the deluge of new information available from DNA?

ABC Cops Use Apps to Spot Fake IDs

Underage drinkers are going online to buy high-tech phony IDs, and some state alcohol enforcement agencies are using apps to help spot them.

Look for Military Drones to Begin Replacing Police Helicopters by 2025

General Atomics is working hard to put a close cousin of its Reaper anti-terrorism drone in the hands of local law enforcement.

36,000 Obsolete Smartphones at the Center of NYPD Procurement Mess

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Feds call Denver ordinance “dangerous”; major IT upgrades in San Francisco; and water pressure busts pipes in booming N.C. town.

FirstNet ‘Early Builders’ Face Big Test During Texas Flood Disaster

Harris County and the Texas state government are testing out the nationwide public safety communications network.

Deadline Looms for Nation’s Broadband Network for First Responders

Although each state has unique issues they wish to see addressed, there are some common challenges affecting all states that require clarification and should be resolved before the release of the final state plans.

Border State Lawmakers Propose a 'Smart' Wall

A system using drones and cameras could be "fully operational within a year," according to one Texas congressman.

5 States Sign Up for National Public Safety Network

State governments have until mid-December to make final decisions on whether to opt-in to FirstNet.

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns Over Shooting

The resignation, prompted by the unexpected killing of a 911 caller, was perhaps years in the making.

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search.

A New Way of Procuring Radios? Roger That.

In a guest article, the executive director of the National Association of State Procurement Officials shares how one state’s contracting improvements brought significant savings that materialized in multiple ways.