Law Enforcement

Body-worn cameras have struggled to achieve desired reforms

by • 6 months ago

A report from the Council on Criminal Justice finds that cameras alone have not been enough to make police departments more transparent or trusted.

Utah police officers plan to use bullet-tracking technology

by • 6 months ago

Police in Utah will soon test out a device, called ShotDot, that tracks and stores the timestamp data of every bullet fired from officers' weapons.

New York State Police begin body-worn camera program

by • 7 months ago

New York State Police are currently being outfitted with body-worn cameras that begin filming automatically upon the draw of a gun or stun device.

Banjo oversold surveillance software's features, Utah auditor says

by • 7 months ago

Live Time, which Utah officials stopped using last year after discovering the company's founder had been a Klan member, probably didn't overstep on privacy.

Law enforcement training software merges with 'early warning' system for bad cops

by • 7 months ago

Envisage Technologies, a supplier of training and compliance software, is buying Guardian Tracking, which uses data to warn about potential officer misconduct.

New Orleans police to move record-keeping to cloud

by • 8 months ago

New Orleans will transfer its law enforcement records to a digital, cloud-based service that's accessible from officers' cell phones and laptops.

Chicago Police launches new data program to identify stressed out cops

by • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.