We couldn’t agree more with data insights being a critical decision making tool for law enforcement. In fact, CrimePad users are able to access data like this directly in our application.
Many agencies are adopting unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to enhance their crime scene and traffic accident documentation. This powerful tool can be used not only to document but to aid in the search for evidence over large outdoor areas. All data can be stored and shared in real time within CrimePad.
We don’t often think of ethics in the context of crime scene investigations but Dick Warrington hits the nail on the head and is a good model that we all should keep in mind.
Last month IACP released its Technology Policy Framework. The Framework was developed to help identify useful technologies for public safety and associated metrics for value and performance. The Framework was also motivated by the need to address integration challenges such as infrastructure, multiple platforms, security, technical support, and hardware. A key factor in IACP’s effort is the importance of maintaining public trust, and the implications of new technologies for potentially violating that trust and losing the public’s approval. Continue reading
In January 2013, IACP released the results of its cloud computing survey. Over half of the departments responding said they were already in or planning to go to the cloud. 61% of said the primary reason for going to the cloud was to “save money.”
Today, IACP has just released the updated “Guiding Principles on Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement” guidelines and model policies associated with cloud computing at the IACP conference in Philadelphia. Continue reading
Periodically we’ll highlight current research relevant to crime scene professionals. This month there are two items of interest: Fingerprint Grading and GSR/Explosives “Forensic Finger”. Continue reading