Tags Law Enforcement

California will audit police use of automated license plate readers

by • 3 weeks ago

The state auditor will investigate the technology used by police statewide, including detailed examinations of a handful of agencies, including the LAPD.

More state legislatures are scrutinizing facial recognition technology

by • 1 month ago

California is among the states considering a statewide ban, while some software makers and state leaders call for federal regulation.

Law enforcement risks being a captive of its video surveillance data, report warns

by • 3 months ago

Rapid growth of state and local law enforcement video footage calls for newer strategies for storing and analyzing data.

Congress wants answers from Google on location database used by law enforcement

by • 3 months ago

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent questions to the company about its "Sensorvault" database, which contains location data of hundreds of millions of users.

How the NYPD is using machine learning to spot crime patterns

by • 4 months ago

The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.

San Francisco weighs nation's first facial recognition ban

by • 6 months ago

A new bill would ban San Francisco's city government from using facial recognition technology while adding significant limits on procuring any surveillance technology.

Colorado attorney general hires a chief innovation officer to modernize casework

by • 6 months ago

Lisa Neal-Graves, a lawyer and a former Intel executive, was appointed to the position last week — the first of its kind in any state attorney general's office.

Radio, 911 upgrades top priorities for county law enforcement

by • 7 months ago

In an infographic from Public Technology Institute, county law enforcement agencies report radio communications as the top priority over the next five years.

Maine to modernize fingerprinting, criminal history records with federal grant

by • 9 months ago

Planned upgrades include an automated fingerprinting identification system to be shared by Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.