- License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village Updated: Feb-07-16 10:56 am
FREEPORT, New York - When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the time.
- Houston police announce high-tech crime mapping tools Updated: Feb-05-16 12:17 pm
HOUSTON - Houston police are using online technology to make it easier for concerned citizens to track reported crimes in their neighborhoods.
- Thai police find pipe bomb rocket in southern insurgent zone Updated: Feb-05-16 10:47 am
HAT YAI, Thailand - Police in southern Thailand, where Muslim separatists are staging an insurgency, said they found and disarmed a small improvised explosive rocket on Friday similar to ones discovered for the first time last month.
- Joliet police department orders 50 more Tasers Updated: Feb-05-16 4:20 am
JOLIET, Illinois - The Joliet Police Department is ordering 50 new Tasers with the goal of one day arming all 270 police officers with the device.
- Ohio court approves class action in speed camera case Updated: Feb-01-16 3:35 pm
CINCINNATI - A state appeals court approved class action status on Monday for thousands of motorists fined for speeding in a southwest Ohio village with citations issued from automatic camera enforcement.
- City Council may extend ShotSpotter contract in Pittsburgh Updated: Jan-27-16 9:52 am
PITTSBURGH - City Council may extend a contract to use technology that identifies gunshots and automatically notifies police in Pittsburgh's highest-crime areas.
- Atlanta body camera program suspended over bidding dispute Updated: Jan-27-16 4:33 am
ATLANTA - Atlanta police officers participating in a body camera pilot program are turning their devices in because of a court order that could cause city officials to start the program over from scratch.
- Some police departments pass on body cameras over policy Updated: Jan-24-16 9:55 am
PLEASANTVILLE, New Jersey - A state policy to promote use of body cameras by police may be deterring some South Jersey departments from using the technology.
- Deputies to use digital kiosks to distribute information Updated: Jan-11-16 2:01 am
MILTON, Florida - Deputies will begin broadcasting wanted fugitives, missing persons and public service announcements on electronic kiosks.