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December 07, 2011

Law enforcement learns to ‘like’ Facebook

Forays into social media manage to nab criminals in unexpected ways - Full Story
December 02, 2011

If threat warrants, BART cops can block cellphones

The agency that oversees the San Francisco area transit system is authorizing police to turn off wireless communications in train stations - Full Story
November 21, 2011

More departments shielding radio communications

Law enforcement officials saying they want to keep criminals from using officers' internal chatter to evade them - Full Story
November 05, 2011

Calif. combined dispatch center becomes permanent

What was to be a temporary agreement for dispatch became permanent because of economic factors - Full Story
October 29, 2011

Editorial: First responders need dedicated spectrum

One critical tool continues to elude us: a nationwide interoperable communications network for our first responders - Full Story
October 27, 2011

UK cops to broadcast day-in-the-life video stream

Sussex Police broadly aims to broadcast the challenges its officers and staff face - Full Story
October 26, 2011

Report: US asks Google to remove anti-police videos

Google rejected two requests to take down videos that may have defamed police - Full Story
October 25, 2011

Wall Street protesters get 'Getting Arrested' app

As they're about to be arrested, users can hit one button and alert everyone on their list - Full Story
October 15, 2011

Cops need permission, but no warrant, for cell phone data

A federal judge says police need a judge's permission to get cell phone companies to turn over data - Full Story
October 14, 2011

Citizen's site makes Wash. cops' videos public

Eric Rachner won a $60k public-disclosure judgment against the Seattle Police Department for denying it had dash cam footage - Full Story

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