05/30/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving police use of Tasers. In the case, a lower court ruled that police officers in two separate incidents engaged in unreasonable force when discharging their Tasers. However, because case law was not established at the time of the incidents, the officers were not necessarily aware of this fact. Therefore, they were protected from liability.
05/24/2012 - DNA from a prior arrest links a man to a girl missing since March. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement builds a database of electronic control weapons research. How the State Department is countering al Qaeda online. And more.
05/15/2012 - The authors of Mission-Based Policing have developed an interesting approach to urban policing in high-crime areas. The counterinsurgency paradigm advanced by Lt. General David H. Petraeus and Lt. General James F. Amos is the impetus of their mission-based policing.
05/15/2012 - Default passwords and remote viewing allow hackers to view surveillance footage. Researchers create a biosensor that can detect toxicity in real time. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency launches a new Web site. And more.
05/14/2012 - TSA managers not reporting half of security breaches to headquarters. The NYPD reports an increase in stop and frisk searches. The DoD is looking for contractors to participate in a cybersecurity information-sharing program. And more.
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05/07/2012 - Police in Tennessee look to expand the use of license plate readers. The NSA releases a fact sheet on smartphone security. Requests to buy firearms are on the rise for the 22nd month. And more.
04/16/2012 - An Australian government agency ordered an overhaul on identification cards for security personnel in December after complaints that information on current IDs violated privacy statutes, according to recently released documents.
04/16/2012 - Blurring Military and Police Roles is a fascinating collection of scholarly essays on this subject from both the police and military points of view, as well as from historical, organizational, and operational perspectives.
04/12/2012 - DHS sees more cases of people unknowingly transporting drugs across the border. A schoolteacher replaces Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s most wanted list. George Zimmerman is charged with murder. And more.