By Vince Lattanzio
PHILADELPHIA — Capturing what’s happening now to capture evil-doers quickly was a recurring theme in the flurry of products being shilled to police chiefs from around the world at this week’s International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.
Among hundreds of suppliers set up inside the Expo Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, there was plenty of video and surveillance technology to target and track suspects.
A real-time crime tracking system, developed by Motorola and currently in beta testing, could pull-in video from different, unconnected surveillance systems — like at schools, hospitals and even corner stores — and be tied to an emergency call. Dispatchers can then relay still photos of a potential suspect or even streaming live video to a patrol car, command center or any other wireless device to give responding officers the most up-to-date information as they search for a doer.
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