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Following an attack at the Dallas Police Department's Jack Evans Police Headquarters, the city of Dallas has decided to upgrade security at the facility. SSI Staff · August 05, 2015

All Los Angeles Police Department officers will be equipped with body cameras. The new policy, which allows officers to review video footage before writing their reports or giving statements to internal investigators, has raised eyebrows from several groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union. SSI Staff · May 04, 2015

The U.S. Commerce Department has halted $154 million in funding for a Los Angeles County emergency communications system because many cities are backing out of the project, resulting in the job being severely behind schedule. SSI Staff · April 13, 2015

Officials with the New York Police Department believe that drones could help the city combat crime as well as help the fire department determine the extent of a fire. SSI Staff · May 21, 2014

The Vallejo Police Department will launch Operation V-Cam, a city-wide surveillance program, to help curb crime. SSI Staff · May 02, 2014

A homeowner severely wounds a policeman who had entered a residence after responding to a falsely activated intrusion alarm. An investigation finds a lack of adherence to proven monitoring procedures to avoid false dispatches. Details of went wrong are examined. Rodney Bosch · March 19, 2014

A Southern California municipality tests the video surveillance waters with a system that keeps watch on busy intersections along main thoroughfares. To meet the city’s requirements, the project’s winning integrator provides a high-definition wireless solution that partly relies on solar power. By Rodney Bosch · September 08, 2013

With the goal to deter crime in certain areas, as well as capture video of criminal activity, the Dauphin County Crimes Task Force will install 10 wireless cameras throughout this city. May 08, 2013

FLIR's Star SAFIRE III camera system helped authorities monitor the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, while he hid under a boat tarp for more than an hour. SSI Staff · April 24, 2013

The Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center features a bank of 16 television screens, including a 90-inch monitor, and eight work stations. April 24, 2013




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