The American Police Officers Alliance Police Technology series continues with an exploration of predictive policing technology. In the first of a two part series, we’ll explain what “predictive policing” is and how it works, with a follow up on the impact it’s had on crime in the communities where it is deployed and what’s next […]
Nothing undermines the sense of safety in a community than violent crimes, and in several major cities, police have struggled with the demands put on them to combat the causes of these crimes. Violent crimes are a category of crimes that are part of the annual FBI report (the Uniform Crime Reporting Program) on crime data in America. […]
This edition of our Police Tech series examines gunfire locators, another addition to the arsenal of technological tools that help improve police response times, preparation and potentially lower crime. In one situation, a mass shooter was in custody 4 minutes and and 13 seconds after his first shot, with police attributing their speed to gunfire […]
With the 2018 elections completed, American Police Officers Alliance returns our attention to the broader world of law enforcement. In this post, we continue our look at how advances in technology can support modern police work. One of the most difficult situations for a law enforcement officer to confront is evaluating use of force. Several […]
Our examination of hot button issues impacting police work (see Police Use Body Worn Video, A Brief History) continues with another that has come up recently, the use by law enforcement officers of facial recognition systems (FRS), specifically a system provided to police by Amazon, called Rekognition. Police have been using FRS for several years, but […]
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