The Police Communications topic provides news, analysis, tips and info on issues such as D-Block reallocation, interoperability, the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum, and 800 MHz narrowbanding deadlines and wireless communications devices.
Betsy Brantner Smith discusses the importance of maintaining a pool of informants or sources in the neighborhoods you patrol. These sources can be created by building rapport with those you encounter on the streets, or even those that you're questioning on a minor crime.
For law enforcement applications, broadband wireless technology enables police agencies to outfit their officers with pocket-sized handheld devices that have capabilities that officers used to have to travel to the station to access. - Full Story
Methods and technology for better policing are evolving, and high speed broadband is opening up new possibilities for officers on the street. In this special section, we lay down a primer on mobile broadband to help you navigate the industry's offerings, explore the future of video for law enforcement, and explain concrete ways to use communications technology to benefit you on the job.
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The DragonForce 'situation awareness software framework' provides a flexible technology architecture on which incident commanders and first responders can share tactical information updated in real time. - Full Story