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February 17, 2015
The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know

It is incumbent on agencies that successfully use this technology to further inform a suspicious public about the benefits of these devices - Full Story
February 13, 2015
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service - Full Story
January 27, 2015
An argument for photo arrays in gang investigations Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

An argument for photo arrays in gang investigations

Some victims and witnesses don’t have the best memories and may not operate at the highest cognitive level and they can get easily overwhelmed by the big pack of pictures that were handed to them - Full Story
January 27, 2015
A new way DNA tech can help you ID your unknown suspect Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

A new way DNA tech can help you ID your unknown suspect

When Parabon delivers a Snapshot report based on a DNA specimen submitted to them, each phenotype is associated with a measure of confidence - Full Story
January 26, 2015
LE investigation tools expand beyond DNA to bacteria American Military University - In Public Safety

LE investigation tools expand beyond DNA to bacteria

New research has found that bacteria may be the next generation of forensic evidence used in police investigations - Full Story
November 25, 2014
7 types of witnesses and how to interview them John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

7 types of witnesses and how to interview them

Considering these seven types of witnesses before going into your investigation can maximize the results of your interviews - Full Story
November 25, 2014
Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique

Rather than ask the suspect why he committed the crime, tell him you believe you know why he did it — and offer your theme that psychologically (not legally) justifies, rationalizes, or minimizes the conduct - Full Story
November 25, 2014
5 types of pattern evidence all investigators should know Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

5 types of pattern evidence all investigators should know

While all evidence at a crime scene is important and must be considered, pattern evidence requires careful analysis — and sometimes specialized training — in order to properly interpret it - Full Story
November 24, 2014
Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted

A cop may use lethal force when he or she “reasonably believes that the action is in defense of human life, including the officer's own life” and in the Ferguson incident, that’s precisely what happened - Full Story
October 30, 2014
EcoATM helps police deter phone thefts, track lost devices Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

EcoATM helps police deter phone thefts, track lost devices

Officers can retrieve all the necessary information about a stolen phone and the person who recycled it without a subpoena - Full Story



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