Body-Worn Cameras and Privacy Protection
Since the advent of CCTV (Closed Caption Television) cameras in the 1960s, the move towards changing how police record their actions have come a long way. Originally these cameras were installed in London but became more mobile and deployable into recording high crime areas to help police enforce the law and prevent crime. It was nearly 30 years later that in-car cameras were installed in police vehicles in the late 1980s. By the year 2000, car cameras or dashcams were mainstream enough to be in virtually all new police cars.
End the Stigma of Mental Health Help for Law Enforcement
Actions to prevent law enforcement suicides, specifically, is long overdue. As first responders, they experience different types of trauma daily. This type of trauma alone should be a warning sign to executives that mandating programs to encourage mental health checks, support groups, and other curricula should be a part of the department.
The Task Force Model | Working Together
Law enforcement task forces are an extremely effective tool in the fight against crime. When these officers come together and successfully work in unison, these officers can often achieve results that would not have been possible for just one law enforcement department or agency to obtain.
Law Enforcement Digital Evidence | Open Source & Access Policy
You need to have unrestricted access to the data you are custodian over, and you need it in open source digital evidence file formats so that it’s easy to share with all partners, easy to manage, enhance, or otherwise produce for the various stages of the criminal justice process. Don’t let vendors tell you otherwise. You have to answer to taxpayers, not vendors.
Patrol Talk | YouTube Pranks
YouTube has become not only a cultural phenomenon, it’s turned into a big business model. However, as the methods to monetize YouTube continue to be discovered, discussed, and attempted, video pranks can be the source of a dangerous calls that pit uninformed citizens against ridiculous scenarios
Officer Involved Shootings
In our current social-political climate, decisions made every day by law enforcement officers are frequently questioned or criticized… Every action officers take while performing their duty becomes public record and may be subject to civil litigation for years to come. Without question, hiring and retaining quality individuals are of paramount importance.
Information obtained while conducting surveillance can mean the difference between the conviction of a criminal and that criminal going free. Whether it is accomplished through physical, electronic, or telephone/Internet monitoring, law enforcement officers must be up to date with all laws pertaining to surveillance and must have the proper training and experience in order to conduct an effective surveillance operation.
Law Enforcement Software | Buying Decisions
As IT needs in law enforcement get more niche and sophisticated, vendors need to play by your rules, not the other way around. If they aren’t going to serve your needs, cancel the contract and get rid of them. They are not worth the tax dollars, or the headache.
Content & Camera Management for Law Enforcement
A brief overview of the relationships between cameras, content, and evidence management shows why these three things need to be symbiotic. Without harmony between these tools, your agency is going to have to work harder, and likely inefficiently, to accomplish results.