Law Enforcement Tech
May was the city's 15th month of declining gun violence, which police attribute to increased hiring, strengthened community policing efforts and investments in technology.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s scooter ultimatum … La. safety-net hospitals may close … and no more $49 burgers for Conn. town budget meetings.
A device that resembles an old phonograph may soon be used to jam and shut down vehicles like the one that killed 10 people in Toronto.
Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.
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New technology suggests automated machines might be the ones scanning your fingerprints from surfaces in the near future.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Austin bombings keep residents on high alert; Ariz. teachers plan sickout; D.C. mayor vs. Marco Rubio; San Francisco’s fur ban; and more tech jobs are heading to Missoula.
Facial recognition technology isn’t illegal. Still, many privacy advocates object to the software’s widespread use since it allows silent surveillance without consent.
Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.
Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.
The high court will have to decide whether a 1980s law allows warrants for emails U.S. companies store abroad.
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.
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.
At least seven departments saw their scores decline from last year.
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.
How will law enforcement handle the deluge of new information available from DNA?
Underage drinkers are going online to buy high-tech phony IDs, and some state alcohol enforcement agencies are using apps to help spot them.
General Atomics is working hard to put a close cousin of its Reaper anti-terrorism drone in the hands of local law enforcement.
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.
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