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PriceWaterhouseCoopers To Guide Victoria Police Through Major Tech Renewal

Victoria Police has signed up PriceWaterhouseCoopers to help it through its major technology and business process reform program, which has the replacement or revision of the notorious LEAP system at its core.

This month the agency inked a 14-month, $2 million deal with the consulting group that will see PwC become the “strategic partner” to the long-term Policing Information Process and Practice (PIPP) reform program…

Source: www.itnews.com.au

NYPD Uses Shotspotter Technology To Detect Brooklyn Shooting After Locals Fail To Call 911

Twenty-four bullets were fired from an automatic pistol during a single shooting in Brooklyn last month — but no one bothered to call 911.

The NYPD, however, still learned about the Brownsville shooting and it was able to collect ballistic evidence because of a recently installed shot detection system…

Source: www.nydailynews.com

Ed: “cyber punk” technology. Next up, robotic turrets that can neutralise threats?

Baltimore Judge Allows Police Use of Stingray Phone Tracking In Murder Case

A city judge turned back a challenge Monday to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of a controversial cellphone surveillance tool in a murder case, ruling that a suspect can’t complain about police deploying the device to find a stolen phone.

The case is the latest in recent months in which police disclosed use of a cell site simulator, which for years was shrouded in secrecy. Anthony Todd is accused of killing Kevin Gipson in March 2013, and police traced the victim’s stolen cellphone to Todd’s home. Detectives testified that the killing created an urgency that left no time to get a court order.

Source: www.baltimoresun.com

What You Need To Know About Northern Territory Police’s Trial of Body-worn Video Cameras

Last December, Northern Territory police began a three-month trial of body-worn cameras recording high-definition video and audio. The trial has now been extended to 30 June 2015.

The officers have unrestricted powers to record wherever they go in the course of their duties, including public spaces as well as private places such as homes and offices.

Police say the front-mounted digital cameras will help improve police transparency, reduce paperwork, and supply useful evidence to the courts.

Use of the cameras in policing is an emerging trend both in Australia and overseas.

Read more at ABC News and NT Police.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Interpol World 2015: Minister Urges Law Enforcement Agencies To Innovate

Singapore – A new wave of threats has been ushered in by criminals and terrorists taking advantage of advancements in technology, globalisation and rapid urbanisation, Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran said on Tuesday.

Read more for details…

Source: www.straitstimes.com