Category: Urban Policing
April 5, 2024

How Often Should You Replace Body Cameras and In-Car Video Systems?

For today’s law enforcement agencies, technology plays an essential role not only in ensuring accountability and transparency, but also in promoting the safety of both officers and civilians. Body-worn cameras (BWC) and in-car video (ICV) are among the most important tech tools for police departments.  Video offers an unbiased and accurate record of interactions and […]

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March 22, 2024

4 Speed Awareness Products to Manage a Record-High Number of U.S. Drivers on the Road

There were an estimated 243 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2023, states Consumer Affairs. For the first time since COVID-19, we’re seeing an increase in licensed drivers, about two percent, and that number is projected to trend upward in the next two to three years. More licensed drivers typically means more drivers […]

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March 15, 2024

Why Dangerous Driving Is Surging in America

In the United States, more than 278 million personal and commercial vehicles were registered to drivers in 2022, reports Forbes. In that same year, an estimated 43,000 people (NHTSA) died on American roadways due to motor vehicle crashes. While that yearly number (the most recent statistical data) is slightly lower compared to 2021, we have […]

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March 1, 2024

How Often Should You Replace Your RADAR Equipment?

The question of how often law enforcement agencies should replace RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) equipment varies depending on a number of different factors, including the type of RADAR technology. The budget of individual agencies is also an important consideration. Generally speaking, police departments try to keep their equipment up-to-date to ensure reliability in speed […]

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February 16, 2024

4 Ways to Keep Young Driver Fatalities Down

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of unintentional death for teens in the United States is motor vehicle crashes. Although teen drivers, aged 15 to 20, are the smallest age group of drivers, representing about five percent of all total drivers, this age group typically has the highest […]

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February 9, 2024

3 Benefits of Speed Awareness Products in Ski Towns During Tourist Season

Ski and snowboard resorts throughout the United States continue to see an uptick in visitors as more enthusiasts and vacationers partake in these cold-weather activities. Across the country, ski areas have had four consecutive seasons of increased skier visits, reports the Colorado Sun. For the 2022-23 season, historic snowfall across the western region drew nearly […]

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December 19, 2023

How to Spot the Signs of Drunk Driving & What to Do

Holiday parties were back in full force in 2022 after a significant decline due to the pandemic, and 2023 appears to be a year filled with just as many festive gatherings and events. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, thousands of people will attend celebrations with family, friends, and colleagues. Unfortunately, some will never make […]

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December 12, 2023

How Digital Evidence Management Saves Departments Money

As technology continues to advance, often at what seems like exponential speed, a workplace has to change, adapt, and evolve. Police departments and law enforcement agencies across the country and the world grapple daily with the changes these technological advances bring. While new tech often offers many benefits to a police department, from enhanced safety […]

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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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