A New System to Ensure Sexual-Assault Cases Aren’t Forgotten

More states are adopting software that allows sexual-assault survivors to track their evidence kits.

Most Law Enforcement Agencies Still Operate Manually in an Increasingly Digital World

Only 24 percent of North American agencies reported using analytics to process mobile data like photos and videos, according to a new Cellebrite survey.

A DNA Company Wants You to Help Catch Criminals

Family Tree DNA was criticized for secretly working with the FBI. Now it’s explicitly asking potential customers to help law enforcement.

Confronting Mental Illness, Officers Preferred Remote Clinicians Over A Human Presence

A Texas startup believes they have improved on the best practice of social workers riding along with law enforcement. Mayors at SXSW were taken with the idea, awarding the company first prize in their civic tech pitch competition.

Virtual Reality Could Make Disaster Response Training More Effective

In early tests of its augmented reality training software, a Texas-based company made first responders perform faster and more accurately.

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

The Next Parkland Could Happen Anywhere

Schools are trying to bolster security, but they can only do so much to prevent another mass shooting.

Amazon Proposes Facial Recognition Guidelines to Policymakers

The company called for “open, honest and earnest dialogue” instead of a ban.

While You're Watching Super Bowl LIII, DHS and Atlanta Will Be Watching You

Federal and local law enforcement are combining efforts—and technology assets—to secure the biggest sports event of the year.

Parkland Is Embracing Student Surveillance

A new report—and some parents—calls for police to gain broader-than-ever access to students’ data.

Survey: Americans Mostly Unfazed by Facial Recognition Tech

Most people oppose strict regulations on the technology, particularly if they’ll hinder local law enforcement’s ability to catch suspects, a new survey found.

The FBI Is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

The software allows the FBI to go through video surveillance footage much faster than agents can.

Microsoft: Tech Companies Must Regulate Their Use of Facial Recognition

The company addresses technology that has been criticized by civil libertarians and others.

This Virginia County Tracks Missing Persons With a Drone

Project Lifesaver offered local law enforcement the air support it needed.

Emergency Comms Survey Reveals Top Concerns for Public Sector Decision Makers

A good reminder for state and local governments: Is your employee contact information up to date?

Law Enforcement Stress Tests New Emergency Response Tech in Georgia

Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.

How Police Use of Body Camera Footage Has Evolved

Evidence-based policies are up, but there’s room for improvement, according to the Urban Institute.

A Rare Issue Is Causing Police Body Cameras to Explode

The nation’s largest police force is changing its body-camera policy after a malfunctioning camera started a fire.