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Technology-Newsletter-May-2012

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Dear P1 Member,

Technology is a double-edged sword: while it can tremendously aid us in our jobs, it can also provide distraction and help those we are supposed to stop. Social media can be an outlet for cop haters to collect information on officers, enabling violence against police.

While in-car computers are handy tools, they can also pull us away from the scene at hand when our eyes are solely on the screen. Check out tips and tricks to avoid these dangers in this month's eNews.


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Technology on the Beat
In-car computers and officer safety
By Pat Novesky, PoliceOne Columnist
Like it or not, the MDC/MDT is here to stay, so how can we increase our officer safety when we use it? Here are a few tips that I use in my own squad car. 4 tricks
Technology Helpdesk
Scan documents, photos on patrol
By John Rivera, PoliceOne Columnist
No, it's not a wand you can wave and solve all your pending investigations. The VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand allows you to scan, store and later view a document or photo at your convenience. Scanning magic
Social Media for Cops
Online police impersonators
By Lauri Stevens, PoliceOne Contributor
The social engineering techniques police investigators use to ferret out pedophiles and gangbangers with fake profiles in social media are also being used by cop haters to gain intelligence about cops. Tables turned
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