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.

There May Be a Good Reason Pittsburgh Kept Its Body Camera Policies Under Wraps

In the eight categories from a Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights scorecard, local law enforcement in Steel City get one passing mark.

The Significance of a Police Car That’s Also a Hybrid

Fifteen years ago, partially electric vehicles incited a culture war. Now, they’re normal.

Largest Body-Camera Supplier Is Giving Police Free AI to Analyze Crime Footage

The CEO of Taser International, now renamed Axon, says these connected systems would allow police to spend more time doing their jobs, rather than paperwork

How Stockton Is Using Predictive Policing to Thwart Violent Gun Crimes

Non-domestic gun violence-related crimes in "forecast zones" decreased 40 to 60 percent month-to-month between March and May of last year.

With a Daily Dial, Police Reach Out to Seniors

Hundreds of police agencies across the county are offering seniors who live alone a free service that checks in on them with a daily automated phone call.