Emerging Tech

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

While body-worn cameras and predictive policing solutions can improve law enforcement efficiency and transparency, concerns remain around the role of digital devices in solving community policing problems.

Data & Analytics

Tool would put Pittsburgh’s permits on the map

Working with Buildingeye, the city plans to create an interactive map showing the locations and details of recent permits, violations and inspections.

State & Local

Hidden costs in body worn camera systems

A new report categorizes some of the expenses of an ongoing body-worn camera program and offers suggestions on what law enforcement agencies should consider in a five-year total cost of ownership analysis.

NIJ building body-cam product guide

To help law enforcement officials make informed decisions on body-worn camera technologies, the National Institute of Justice is asking vendors to submit product information for a market survey.

Data & Analytics

Police video redaction: Where big data meets privacy

Freedom of Information requests are spurring technology solutions that redact video of crimes or exchanges between officers and suspects but protect citizen privacy.

State & Local

Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

The police in Freeport, N.Y., started the program to spot stolen vehicles -- but now find it capturing much, much more.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Surfing the body-worn camera wave

As the next wave of policing, body-worn cameras have the potential to drown law enforcement officials rather than carry them to shore.

Cybersecurity

The Internet of malware-infected things

Could future breaches stem from such non-obvious sources as police body cameras or device components?

State & Local

Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

A report by the Leadership Conference and Upturn evaluates the policies governing body -orn cameras at police departments across the country.

State & Local

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

As police departments equip their officers with body cameras, many are struggling to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and privacy protections.

State & Local

DOJ put dollars behind White House push for body cameras

The Justice Department has awarded more than $23 million to police departments in 32 states in an effort to expand the use of body cameras.

Emerging Tech

North Dakota: Armed police drones and high-altitude, nighttime tests

Police in North Dakota can now arm unmanned aerial vehicles with non-lethal weapons, and the FAA expanded testing capabilities for drones in the state.

State & Local

NYC to refine body camera policies

Policies governing body worn cameras need some clarification before New York City expands its pilot program to 1,000 officers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

VIEVU debuts hosted cloud service for bodycam video

VIEVUSolution.com lets agencies upload evidence and manage case files in a secure cloud-based web interface.

State & Local

Panasonic debuts lightweight, body cam suite

The solution includes the body-worn camera, the Arbitrator 360° HD in-car digital video recording system and evidence management software.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The push for police body cameras comes with plenty of tech challenges

Cities across the country are contemplating video capture, but early adopters are finding that cost, storage and dead batteries can all complicate the effort.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Baltimore drafts guidelines for police body cams

A recent draft report addresses the tech concerns cities might have in implementing police body camera programs.

Data & Analytics

License plate reader offers nationwide alerts, analytics

The New York Police Department will use an automated license plate reader database to receive alerts when a stolen vehicle is identified.

Data & Analytics

Arresting the storage challenges of body cameras

In order for body cameras to deliver on their full potential, local law enforcement agencies must grapple with a substantial increase in the amount of video footage that needs to be processed, stored and accessed for both internal and external use.

Cybersecurity

Police body cameras are only one piece of the video equation

A federal initiative to help departments purchase 50,000 body cameras for police in the wake of recent high-profile incidents of police violence is only the first step in creating a full video system. Departments will have to store and manage terabytes of data for years, sometimes decades.

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