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Categories: Investigations, Technology
New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of...

https://www.policemag.com/342510/new-challenges-in-cyber-forensics
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Video: Ariz. Detective Accused of Sleeping with Drug Dealer, Endangering Officers

A Tempe, Ariz., undercover detective has resigned in lieu of termination amid accusations that she slept with a drug dealer, compromised an investigation,...

https://www.policemag.com/353080/video-ariz-detective-accused-of-sleeping-with-drug-dealer-endangering-officers
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas Crime Scene Photos

Sgt. Steven Means found himself in a gunfight with a man in a trailer park on July 29, 2012. Two people and their two dogs had already been killed. These...

https://www.policemag.com/366744/shots-fired-brown-county-texas-crime-scene-photos
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Shell Casings Could Prove Crucial Evidence in Off-Duty GA Deputy's Death

Weeks after an off-duty sheriff's deputy was fatally shot outside a home in Augusta, GA, additional shell casings were found that could prove crucial to...

https://www.policemag.com/359649/shell-casings-could-prove-crucial-evidence-in-off-duty-ga-deputys-death
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Death Masks

It took the perseverance of Det. Dale Bunten and the skill of forensic sculptor Wesley Neville, a lieutenant at the Florence County (S.C.)...

https://www.policemag.com/339482/death-masks
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Criminals Increasingly Mutilate Fingers To Avoid Fingerprint ID

The case represents an increasing trend where criminals mutilate their fingertips so they can't be connected by police to their earlier crimes. The Suffolk...

https://www.policemag.com/346523/criminals-increasingly-mutilate-fingers-to-avoid-fingerprint-id
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Integrated Microwave Technologies Release Concealment Video Kits

The Concealment Video Kits allow officers to examine areas using a range of indoor and outdoor hides with integrated video transmitters.

https://www.policemag.com/351654/integrated-microwave-technologies-release-concealment-video-kits
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
It's Time to Get Tough on Drugs, America

If we want to dry up the market, we have to make the penalties for drug possession more than a hand slap.

https://www.policemag.com/340423/its-time-to-get-tough-on-drugs-america
Categories: Command, Investigations, Patrol
Police Discuss Impact of Scrap Metal Theft on Communities

According to Department of Energy estimates, metal theft costs — including lost revenue and damages related to the thefts — total $1 billion...

https://www.policemag.com/366298/police-discuss-impact-of-scrap-metal-theft-on-communities
Categories: Command, Investigations, Patrol, Technology
IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today’s Police Products

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science...

https://www.policemag.com/341075/iacp-2013-both-sides-of-todays-police-products
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Denver Settles Use-of-Force Claim From Nightclub Arrest

DeHerrera is calling for the firing of the officers, who he claims filed a false report. An independent monitor had argued that the officers used excessive...

https://www.policemag.com/346414/denver-settles-use-of-force-claim-from-nightclub-arrest
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Arizona Sheriff Reopens Investigation of Deputy's Shooting

The Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office has reopened its internal investigation into the April 30 shooting of Deputy Louie Puroll, after two nationally...

https://www.policemag.com/346202/arizona-sheriff-reopens-investigation-of-deputys-shooting
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Faro Launches Innovative, User-Friendly Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

Faro Technologies, Inc., known for its 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the release of the new Faro Freestyle3D Handheld Laser...

https://www.policemag.com/354183/faro-launches-innovative-user-friendly-handheld-3d-laser-scanner
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Tennessee Sheriff's Office Pays Ransom for Case Files

Officials with the Dickson County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office said they had to pay a ransom after malware locked them out of thousands of their case files....

https://www.policemag.com/364455/tennessee-sheriffs-office-pays-ransom-for-case-files
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Side Scan Sonar

JW Fishers offers side scan sonars in three different frequencies for underwater search operations. Rugged construction, powerful software, and simplicity...

https://www.policemag.com/369159/side-scan-sonar
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Arizona Police Find Murder Suspect Using Familial DNA

Scottsdale, AZ, police arrested 42-year-old Ian L. Mitcham for the February 2015 murder of Scottsdale resident Allison Feldman. A familial DNA search...

https://www.policemag.com/361929/arizona-police-find-murder-suspect-using-familial-dna
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Point of Law, Procedures & Policies
A Capital Success Story

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were...

https://www.policemag.com/338855/a-capital-success-story
Categories: Investigations
CBS Chicago Reports Police Expected Admission of Guilt in Smollett Deal

Jussie Smollett was to admit guilt for staging a hate crime. Instead he walked free.

https://www.policemag.com/514410/cbs-chicago-reports-police-expected-admission-of-guilt-in-smollett-deal
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Surveillance Camera Captures N.J. OIS

A New Brunswick (N.J.) Police officer-involved shooting captured by a video surveillance camera has triggered a lawsuit by the subject who claims he was...

https://www.policemag.com/363228/surveillance-camera-captures-n-j-ois
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Special Units, Technology, Training & Careers, Vehicle Ops, Weapons
New Philly PD Interrogation Policy Takes Effect Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, the Philadelphia Police Department will implement a sweeping new interview policy that's aimed at protecting the rights of people who are...

https://www.policemag.com/352927/new-philly-pd-interrogation-policy-takes-effect-jan-1
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Don’t Get Burned

Although arson laws and reporting requirements vary from state to state, here are some basic things to consider when investigating fire incidents,...

https://www.policemag.com/340033/dont-get-burned
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Utah Sgt. Fatally Shot While Approaching Vehicle

A Draper (Utah) Police sergeant radioed for help after being fatally shot while he drove his police cruiser toward an awkwardly parked vehicle early Sunday....

https://www.policemag.com/352415/utah-sgt-fatally-shot-while-approaching-vehicle
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Video: Bystanders Ignore Shot Ill. Cop

Residents of an East St. Louis, Ill., housing project milled around a parking lot or stayed in their homes rather than helping a police officer who had been...

https://www.policemag.com/349188/video-bystanders-ignore-shot-ill-cop
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers
How To Conduct an Area Canvass

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

https://www.policemag.com/342350/how-to-conduct-an-area-canvass
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Special Units
Video: Unadoptable Dog Now Ohio's First Official Police Pit Bull

Declared unadoptable by the Humane Society, but called perfect by the Clay Township (OH) Police Department, Leonard has been named the first official police...

https://www.policemag.com/360077/video-unadoptable-dog-now-ohios-first-official-police-pit-bull
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
How to Preserve a Crime Scene

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

https://www.policemag.com/342094/how-to-preserve-a-crime-scene
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Special Units
Video: Shot Calif. Cop Dragged to Safety by Partner

Dramatic footage captured by a news cameraman shows the officer holding a bleeding neck wound after being struck. The officer runs from the cover of a...

https://www.policemag.com/348372/video-shot-calif-cop-dragged-to-safety-by-partner
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Cops Drag Man In Airport Arrest

A man who attempted to sneak past a airport security checkpoint is dragged face down by Oklahoma City Police officers.

https://www.policemag.com/363307/cops-drag-man-in-airport-arrest
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Corruption: Policing the Police

Among more polite officers, internal affairs is thought of as a necessary evil. In less polite, more candid circles it's thought of in less savory terms...

https://www.policemag.com/339096/corruption-policing-the-police
Categories: Investigations, Training & Careers
Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a...

https://www.policemag.com/341032/investigating-identity-theft-and-car-rental
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Nebraska Police Arrest 'Toilet Paper' Bandit

The man, who was captured on surveillance footage, had gained the nickname of the "toilet paper bandit" by authorities following the Saturday holdup.

https://www.policemag.com/345866/nebraska-police-arrest-toilet-paper-bandit
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Video: N.J. Cops Tackle Robbery Suspect

East Orange (N.J.) Police tackled a man suspected of robbing a dollar store within minutes of the crime after municipal cameras identified him heading east...

https://www.policemag.com/351111/video-n-j-cops-tackle-robbery-suspect
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
LAPD Investigates Mystery of Mummified Infants

The remains were found when residents of an apartment building were cleaning out a community basement. The detectives and coroner's officials examined other...

https://www.policemag.com/346310/lapd-investigates-mystery-of-mummified-infants
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Technology
Snatched! Rescuing Stolen Kids

To anyone casually tuning into American TV or perusing a major U.S. newspaper, it looked like the country had been beset by an epidemic of kidnapped...

https://www.policemag.com/338944/snatched-rescuing-stolen-kids
Categories: Command, Investigations, Patrol
Stalking on Campus: A Silent Epidemic

Twenty-four people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, and a significant...

https://www.policemag.com/340693/stalking-on-campus-a-silent-epidemic
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Training & Careers
3 Colo. Officers on Paid Leave for Elk Shooting

Two Boulder (Colo.) Police officers and a Boulder County Sheriff's deputy have been placed on paid leave for allegedly shooting an elk and failing to notify...

https://www.policemag.com/350730/3-colo-officers-on-paid-leave-for-elk-shooting
Categories: Investigations, Technology
LETS: The Covert Video Phone

LETS produces a wide range of cellphone-based covert and overt audio and video capture and GPS tracking tools for law enforcement. The latest LETS...

https://www.policemag.com/342161/lets-the-covert-video-phone
Categories: Investigations, Training & Careers
Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide...

https://www.policemag.com/351794/immigration-bill-would-add-20-000-border-patrol-agents
Categories: Investigations, Technology
DNA Match Ensnares 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer In Los Angeles

Franklin is thought to be the "Grim Sleeper" killer who began killing women in 1985. The deaths have been linked via DNA collected from the bodies of the...

https://www.policemag.com/345597/dna-match-ensnares-grim-sleeper-serial-killer-in-los-angeles
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to...

https://www.policemag.com/362596/anonymous-amazon-employee-publishes-op-ed-opposing-sale-of-facial-recognition-te
Categories: Investigations
(Video) Improving Use-of-Force Investigations for Police Officers

Veteran law enforcement officer and author Kevin Davis discusses how to improve use-of-force investigations, and shares some of the mistakes agencies tend...

https://www.policemag.com/518643/video-improving-use-of-force-investigations-for-police-officers
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
FBI Won't Take Over Investigation into Baltimore Detective's Death

The FBI has rejected calls for it to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Baltimore homicide detective who was set to testify in a...

https://www.policemag.com/360671/fbi-wont-take-over-investigation-into-baltimore-detectives-death
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Hackers Using MI Officers' Names in Extortion Attempts

Ann Arbor, MI, police are investigating reports that hackers claiming to be police officers from their department are attempting to extort money from users...

https://www.policemag.com/360194/hackers-using-mi-officers-names-in-extortion-attempts
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Technology
Telescopic Pole Camera for Patrol

TacView is announcing an affordable IR/color telescopic pole camera designed to be carried in a patrol car trunk. Because its original SWAT version was also...

https://www.policemag.com/368462/telescopic-pole-camera-for-patrol
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Washington Police Investigating Straight Pins Found in Trick-or-Treat Candy

The Omak (WA) Police Department is investigating after two different families reported finding straight pins in trick-or-treat candy handed out to their...

https://www.policemag.com/363122/washington-police-investigating-straight-pins-found-in-trick-or-treat-candy
Categories: Investigations, Patrol, Point of Law
Lawsuit Filed In Ambush of ICE Agents In Mexico

The family of a U.S. Customs Enforcement agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking...

https://www.policemag.com/351510/lawsuit-filed-in-ambush-of-ice-agents-in-mexico
Categories: Investigations, Technology
Homicide Suspect Located Using Vigilant Solutions Historical LPR Data

Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its historical license plate reader (LPR) data, available exclusively...

https://www.policemag.com/353586/homicide-suspect-located-using-vigilant-solutions-historical-lpr-data
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Man Arrested for Killing Stepdad With

Pottawatomie County deputies say a man killed his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie. Brad Lee Davis, 33, is now behind bars accused of murder. Read...

https://www.policemag.com/363866/man-arrested-for-killing-stepdad-with-atomic-wedgie
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
First-Year Texas Cop Killed Investigating Domestic Assault

An Arlington (Texas) Police officer investigating a domestic assault Tuesday evening was found dead with two other people in an apartment complex.

https://www.policemag.com/346701/first-year-texas-cop-killed-investigating-domestic-assault
Categories: Investigations, Patrol
Old Cops Know

The big secret is to listen to these veteran cops, believe most of it, and put it into action in your own life. What I learned from older cops saved my...

https://www.policemag.com/339244/old-cops-know-stuff


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