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Morning Security Brief: License Plate Scanners, Smartphone Risk Picture, Firearm Requests Up, and More

- 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.

Maryland Prohibits DNA Collection From Suspects Who Have Only Been Charged

- Maryland law enforcement officials worry that a recent court ruling on DNA collection could jeopardize convictions and make it harder to solve crimes.

Aussies Consider Date of Birth on Guard IDs ‘Excessive Personal Information’

- 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.

Book Review: Blurring Military and Police Roles

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Smuggling, FBI Most Wanted List, Charges in Trayvon Martin Case, and More

- 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.

Force Science Institute Examines Traffic Stop Safety

- A law enforcement research center is looking for ways to protect police officers during traffic stops and help officers cope with memory loss that occurs during traumatic events.

Morning Security Brief: Unlocking Mobile Phones, Drug Violence and Assault Rifles, LightSquared Bankruptcy, and more

- Police training documents show how agencies get into locked phones. Mexico says drug violence can’t bet stopped until the U.S. gets a handle on assault rifles. Talk of LightSquared bankruptcy. And more.

Fusion Centers

- All fusion centers must have a DHS-approved privacy policy in place to receive federal grant funding. The policy is designed to protect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens. Read more about how one fusion center, the Colorado Information Analysis Center, developed its policy.

GPS Tracking

- A state appeals court has ruled that in a case where an employer suspected that an employee was falsifying time sheets, it was not a violation of privacy to place a GPS tracking device on the employee’s car and record his movements for 30 days.

Blurring Military and Police Roles

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Tide Boosters, Trayvon Martin's Last Call, Outlaws Roam the West, and More

- Tide becomes the detergent of choice among shoplifters. Federal authorities take the Trayvon Martin case as new information emerges. “Sovereign Citizens” roam the Rockies. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Complaints, 911 Outage Blamed on Verizon, Food Import Security, and More

- Police complaints drop in Denver. Officials in Pennsylvania say equipment by Verizon caused their latest 911 center outage – the third in two weeks. The CDC says as imports increase, more outbreaks are being linked to imported food. And more.

Law Enforcement Perspective: International Association of Chiefs of Police Interview with Bart R. Johnson

- An interview with Bart Johnson, the executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
 




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