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P1-eSupplement-October-06-2011

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Dear PoliceOne Member,

Video is both a critical tool and occasionally a dirty word within law enforcement (with that specific word being "YouTube"). But increasingly, officers and agencies are using video technology to improve situational awareness and save time.

In this special PoliceOne eSupplement, we'll look at how video can help beat cops be safer and more successful on the street, highlight some video conferencing and collaboration tools for police officers, and look at the legal considerations for using digital video as evidence in criminal cases.


— PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
DIGITAL STRATEGY
Video conferencing and collaboration tools for cops
We rarely contemplate the potential upside that live video conferencing and collaboration has for law enforcers, but from sophisticated MCI communications to simple online meetings, police can save time while improving arrest rates. High tech, High impact
ON THE STREET
Live and direct from... anywhere
Command centers are great, but streaming video to cops in the field can greatly improve incident management. And with more tablets and smart phones on scene, this is likely where we're headed in the future.
From device to command post
THE LEGAL VIEW
Digital video in criminal cases
Law enforcement's challenge with the proliferation of potential video evidence is in obtaining and preserving the images captured. Rules of evidence
DIGITAL VIDEO BASICS
Why digital video is better than analog
Some agencies still use VHS cassettes because managers don't see much of a reason to change, but there are plenty of reasons to upgrade. The digital advantage
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