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Videos, maps, medical information: It’s an information fire hose for emergency dispatchers. Motorola’s latest offering uses AI and other tactics to help get a tighter grip on all that data without increasing workloads.
The new police chief is using emergency powers to quickly get more surveillance cameras in Hillcrest amid an increase in hate crimes against the LGBTQ community and before the Pride Parade this month.
Last month, the Houston City Council approved a $178,000 police department contract with a company called Airship AI to expand the server space of 64 security cameras around the city.
ZeroEyes, a firm that is based in Pennsylvania, has created an AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that continues getting its technology into public organizations nationwide.
Remote hearings enable courts to handle mundane docket matters more efficiently by allowing participants to attend without requiring them to be inconvenienced by perfunctory proceedings that often last minutes.
Law enforcement agencies statewide offer data collected via automated license plate readers to federal and out-of-state counterparts. But state Attorney General Rob Bonta has ordered agencies to safeguard that information.
The new headquarters will make it easier for police and fire to communicate with each other, eliminating a 10-minute drive for meetings, and it will put a fire station in position to cover more of the city.
The latest law enforcement technology is a computer software, called Live911, and it allows police to hear 911 callers in real time as they talk with emergency dispatchers.
After a seven-month investigation into automated license plate readers, Sacramento County's Grand Jury found the county Sheriff's Office and the Sacramento Police Department improperly shared data with out-of-state agencies.
The technology was taken off the table in 2021 for Minneapolis police and city agencies. But Minnesota’s Mall of America is using it for security, “identifying individuals of interest.”
A civil grand jury found that without more officers, the Oakland Police Department needs to focus on building a long-term strategy for boosting its effectiveness through the use of crime-fighting technology.
The devices came online Monday in the city’s Central Precinct. Plans are for all patrol officers to be wearing them by the end of July. They will turn on automatically when cars’ emergency lights come on, or when guns or stun guns are drawn.
Allentown has recently installed and activated dozens of devices across the city designed to help police respond to crime quickly by detecting gunshots as well as by reading and identifying license plates.
In the last three years, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has invested $35 million in state and federal funds to support 160 projects across Delaware County, some of that going to gun violence investigation.
Critical Response Group has taken the floor plans of nearly 14,000 schools, updated them and integrated that data with local law enforcement systems, developing a solution that helps when seconds count.