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Limited funds hinder child porn fight

By Wendy Koch The USA TODAYWASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 624,000 computers in the USA have traded... - Full Story


Remote check on vehicle movement

During surveillance, you can check, unobserved, whether a vehicle has moved and returned to its usual parking space by using binoculars to note the positions of the valve stems on the wheels. Note the position of the stems and analogize them to clock-hand positions. For instance, the front tire could be at 3 o’clock and the rear tire at 6 o’clock. This could be noted as 3-6 or 3:30. The chances of the vehicle being driven and parked with the valve stems in the same position are extremely slim. The wheels of a car do move roughly in unison, but the valve stems change positions in relation to each other each time the car turns, parallel parks or hits a hole in the pavement. Try it in your parking lot with your own car and you will see that a single trip around the lot will throw the wheels out of sync. - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Call for cell phone forensics the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Call for cell phone forensics

The functionality of cellular phones today rivals that of personal digital assistants (PDAs) and even l... - Full Story


Mo. cold case slayings solved after 3 decades

The Associated Press CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The cold-case slayings of five women have been solved after... - Full Story


Ind. police find $440,000 hidden in car

Related: Six vehicle concealment alerts shared by P-1 members Associated Press CROWN POINT, Ind. — A... - Full Story


Colo. panel weighs DNA evidence oversight

Law enforcers say that space and money crunches prevent them from keeping some criminal evidence. By... - Full Story


Track the footprints

Track the footprints

At a crime scene, have everyone put a rubber band around their ... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Tips on lifting latents

Here are a few helpful fingerprint (latent) lifting tips: When searching for latents on smooth surfaces... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Hands-on with a weapon drawn

Here are some things to consider before going hands-on with a subject while your gun is drawn: It's... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


NOPD raid nets drugs, suspects

By Brendan McCarthy The New Orleans Times-Picayune NEW ORLEANS, La. — New Orleans police detectives conducting... - Full Story

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