Category: Urban Policing
November 29, 2023

Five Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Community’s Protectors

Merci. Danke. Takk. Arigato. Gracias. Asante. Grazie. In any language and at any time, it’s a good day to share a thank you to your community’s protectors. From the urban metropolis to the sprawling suburbs, college towns, destination locations, and rural communities, now is the perfect time to show your gratitude to the professionals who […]

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November 3, 2023

Benefits of In-Car Video Systems for Police Accountability

It is now very common for law enforcement agencies across the United States to have body cameras and in-car video systems for their patrol vehicles. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that 49 percent of all U.S. general-purpose law enforcement agencies had body-worn cameras (BWCs) but about 70 percent were using dashboard cameras. […]

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October 27, 2023

How Rapid DNA Testing Is Changing the Future of Investigations

Fingerprints have been used in police investigations in the United States since the early 1900s. The first court case using fingerprint evidence was in 1911, and fingerprint evidentiary techniques have been used by police ever since. More than seventy years later, technology and science have taken this type of identification evidence to the next level. […]

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October 20, 2023

How to Choose Between K and Ka Band Police RADAR Systems

When it comes to RADAR detection, officers must be equipped with the right tools to ensure safety on the road and effective enforcement of traffic laws. One important decision you’ll face is choosing between K and Ka band antennas for your RADAR systems. In this blog post, we’ll break down the differences between these two […]

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October 6, 2023

The History of In-Car Video

The dash cam, onboard camera, car DVR, and event data recorder (EDR) are all terms you may know for what has become a revolutionary device—the in-car video. The dash cam market has exploded in the last few years. Reports show that in 2021 the global dashboard camera market had tipped over the three billion dollar […]

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September 29, 2023

Are Tuning Fork Tests Still Necessary?

Considering today’s emerging technology and advanced RADAR equipment, some agencies are now asking if tuning fork tests are relevant and still necessary. In this post, we will examine this question. While civilians may think of a tuning fork as a metal, two-pronged device used to adjust the pitch standards of a musical instrument, law enforcement […]

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September 22, 2023

Can Civilians Use Body Worn Cameras?

Body worn cameras, or BWCs, typically are associated with law enforcement officers. They’ve been used in the field since the early 2000s and today, several states either have full mandates requiring officers to wear BWCs or there is legislation pending. Since 2021, federal agents have been required to wear body worn cameras as well. But […]

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September 8, 2023

Kustom Signals Files Complaint Against Applied Concepts for Patent Infringement

Lenexa, Kansas, September 8, 2023 – In a complaint filed recently in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Kustom Signals asserts that Applied Concepts, Inc., dba Stalker Radar, infringes on multiple patents and claims related to Kustom Signals wireless speed sensing technology. Kustom Signals, Inc. holds a collection of patents for wireless […]

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August 25, 2023

What to Do if Your Agency Is Struggling to Find Funding

As many businesses across the nation continue to struggle, nonprofits and agencies, including all levels of law enforcement have also been hit with staffing and financial concerns. According to a recent report, data analysis done by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates police budgets grew from $44 billion to $123 billion between 1977 and 2019. While […]

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August 7, 2023

Three Benefits of Body Worn Camera Programs

Body worn cameras (BWCs) have rapidly become the new norm for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. As a law enforcement tool, BWCs have been utilized in the field since 2005, originating in the United Kingdom. American law agencies began incorporating body-worn cameras about ten years later.  Across the spectrum of industries, the […]

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