Law Enforcement

Chicago Police launches new data program to identify stressed out cops

by • 5 months ago

The department announced a new project that uses data to monitor the mental health of police officers.

New York City to require police to disclose all surveillance technology

by • 7 months ago

The City Council passed a bill requiring the NYPD to provide the public with explanations of all surveillance technologies it uses to snoop on New Yorkers.

To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers

by • 7 months ago

As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.

Freewheeling facial-recognition use in Utah spurs new bill

by • 1 year ago

The Utah Department of Public Safety's liberal sharing of state data with federal law enforcement authorities has caught the attention of at least one lawmaker.

San Diego's smart streetlights misunderstood, officials say

by • 1 year ago

Civil-liberties and religious groups say cameras and audio sensors could be used to spy on people, but officials say such concerns are overstated.

How can government build public trust around facial recognition technology?

by • 1 year ago

Facial recognition is here to stay, but gaining the trust of those unfamiliar with the technology will be crucial for public safety agencies across the country.

New crime-data dashboard illuminates trends in Cook County, Ill.

by • 1 year ago

The tool's creators are hopeful more detailed information on regional felony cases will inform smarter policy in the nation's second-largest county.

California will audit police use of automated license plate readers

by • 2 years 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 • 2 years ago

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