Law enforcement technology - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Law enforcement technology Buzz kill: California police work to detect drugged drivers SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana in the state. When legalization takes full effect next year, California will become the world's lar... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:20:00 GMT 2017-05-11T00:20:00Z Chicago tries to learn from New York crime fighting success CHICAGO (AP) — Even before President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to send "in the Feds" to curb Chicago's gun violence, he was saying on the campaign trail that there was a simple solution to the bloodshed: police should get tougher. Chicago should follow the lead of New York City, Trump's administration has said, and crack down on even the smallest offenses. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:01:00 GMT 2017-03-09T01:01:00Z Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that came as the city's police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation's attention last year and sparked a Twitter warning last week from President Donald Trump. ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:11:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:11:00Z Phone hacking company falls victim to hackers Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers. Technology news website Motherboard said Thursday that it had obtained 900 gigabytes of data related to the Israel-based company. It said the trove of data includes customer information, databases and technical data about the company's pr... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:58:00 GMT 2017-01-12T23:58:00Z Cleveland police monitor seeks court help on equipment plan CLEVELAND (AP) — The independent monitor overseeing an agreement to reform the Cleveland police department said in a federal court filing this week that he will ask a federal judge to address the city's failure to create a detailed plan on how it will invest in equipment like cruisers and in-car computers to modernize a department that lags behind other cities. ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:07:00 GMT 2016-12-21T05:07:00Z House report urges clearer guidance on cellphone technology WASHINGTON (AP) — Clearer guidelines are needed for law enforcement's use of secretive and intrusive cellphone tracking technology, and police and federal agents should be upfront with a judge about their deployment, a House committee said in a report Monday. The report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee examines the use of cell-site... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:53:00 GMT 2016-12-19T22:53:00Z UN: Threat of a hacking attack on nuclear plants is growing UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The "nightmare scenario" is rising for a hacking attack on a nuclear power plant's computer system that causes the uncontrolled release of radiation, the United Nations' deputy chief warned Thursday. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told a Security Council meeting that extremists and "vicious non-state groups" are actively seeki... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:46:00 GMT 2016-12-16T00:46:00Z Arkansas sheriff's office hit by ransomware pays hackers BERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff's office paid hackers the equivalent of $2,400 to regain access to hijacked computer files. Carroll County Sheriff's Office Lt. Daniel Klatt said the department's system was infected Dec. 5 with ransomware, which typically works by encrypting computer files to deny its owner access unless they pay a ransom, often in the electronic ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:12:00 GMT 2016-12-13T20:12:00Z