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Technology-Newsletter-June-2009

In this Issue
Dear P1 Member,

In this issue we look at information-sharing technology that helps increase officer safety, investigate the downside of Internet search, and analyze the news that Customs and Border Protection will use a Predator UAV to patrol the Canadian border. All that, and the top technology news stories and videos from June.

If you haven't seen this yet, you should check out our coverage of NYPD's brief interest in acquiring high-tech "smart guns." It's generated a lot of great member comments — add your thoughts to the discussion.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
 
 
Technology Feature
COPSync helps officer safety
Texas Trooper Randall Vetter was murdered by a 72-year-old who had said he’d shoot any officer who tried to write him a ticket for seatbelt violation. COPSync CTO Shane Rapp and his colleagues think if Trooper Vetter had access to that information, the incident would have ended differently ... Full article
Tech news analysis
Predator patrols Canadian border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will temporarily deploy a Predator B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to patrol the border along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway, "where cigarette and drug smuggling have been a continuing problem"... Full analysis
P1 Tech help
The "downside" of Internet search
Up to now, I’ve covered the ways that technology can benefit us law enforcement officers. I’ve focused on our ability to have technology at our fingertips to help us in gaining intelligence, tracking bad guys, and finding them. But there is a downside to technology. As much as we use it to conduct our duties, bad guys can use it to their benefit as well ... Full article
Technology News

Technology helps Utah dispatchers communicate

Ill. town gets stimulus funding, buys hybrid squad

Police 3-wheelers drawing crowds in Dallas

Text inadvertently sent to N.J. cop leads to arrests

Pa. 911 center "like bridge of a spacecraft"

N.J. State Police hit "eject" on VHS

Tenn. agencies use advanced technology for realistic emergency response training

Latest police technology on display at Fla. expo
Technology Videos
   
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