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Ferguson Police Will Finally Get The One Device They Really Need

In a statement yesterday, Ferguson’s police department announced that it is committed to buying vest cameras for its officers. When it finally happens, it will be a great first step. And it will happen even faster if we ditch the bloated, expensive wearable cam tech cops use today for something accessible to every US precinct.


This Is What Police Of The Future Were Supposed To Look Like

The 1981 kids’ book Future War and Weapons by Neil Ardley is filled with the bleaker side of futurism. It’s chock full of colourful illustrations of robot armies, war in space and fallout shelters. But we also get a brief look at the police of tomorrow — police that, while certainly armed, don’t look quite like the military force that they have become in modern American cities.


Why The Ferguson Police Force Looks Like A Military Unit

You’ve probably seen photos and video of overarmed police officers facing off against unarmed protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. The view of soldier-cops with assault rifles riding on top of mineproof tanks is certainly excessive, but also surprisingly common. How did we get here?


This Is What NSW Police Cars And Police Bikes Used To Look Like

Image Of The Day: The New South Wales Police Service had fairly humble beginnings on the state’s roads. Not everything was a hotted-up pursuit vehicle back in the 1970′s. Police just had to make do with the Ford 351 Falcon and the Honda 750cc bike. [NSW Police]


Hard Drive Sniffing Police Dogs Are Helping Hunt Down Child Porn Fiends

Police departments have long used dogs in their work, training canine squads to detect bombs and drugs. The Connecticut State Police has recently trained dogs to sniff out electronics as part of a new strategy to go after child pornographers.


Queensland Man Charged With Stealing $110,000 In Bitcoin

A 21-year-old man from the small town of Kingaroy in inland Queensland has been arrested and charged with the theft of $110,000 in Bitcoin, only three months after he was first arrested for hacking a US gaming company’s computer network.


The NYPD's Biggest Gang Raid Was Enabled By A Million Facebook Posts

In the early hours of June 4, the New York Police Department raided the General Ulysses S. Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in West Harlem. Its biggest gang raid ever, it saw 40 suspects arrested — and it was masterminded by mining over one million Facebook posts.


Watch: NSW Police Body-Mounted Cameras Give Cop's-Eye View Of Action

NSW Police is spending $4 million on a rollout of body-worn video cameras for active police officers, with the chest-mounted cameras recording any interaction or confrontation between cops and the general public. Take a look…


Dubai Has The World's Fastest Police Car

When you’re patrolling around the streets of Dubai, you need a car that stands out amongst Ferraris and Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces. Even though it’s a few years old now, the Dubai police’s new Bugatti Veyron can still lay claim to the title of world’s fastest police car.


NSW Cops' Body-Mounted Video Cameras Could Record Over 700TB Of Data Per Year

Equipping New South Wales’ police force with ubiquitous body-mounted video cameras is a good idea, since there’s evidence that suggests the cameras makes public interactions safer for both police and the general public. There’s one big, looming problem though; what do you do with all that data?


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