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‘Bespoke’ drone technology enhances forces’ capability
Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police are expanding their fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, to take advantage of the latest imaging technology.
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Harnessing potential of AI on front line
Policing is on the cusp of a revolution with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Considering its transformative potential, ensuring the responsible use of AI is one of the most important questions for policing today.
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Is BWV the panacea to all policing challenges?
It is estimated that by the end of this year 60,000 body-worn video (BWV) cameras will have been deployed by police forces across England and Wales. As a relatively new technology, the use and effectiveness of BWV has yet to be fully measured, but as Matthew Scott, police and crime commissioner for Kent, points out, “benefits have already been identified which were never envisioned when the cameras were first rolled out”.
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‘Vital role’ of call handlers recognised
The first awards to recognise and celebrate the “extraordinary work of individuals and teams in emergency services control rooms” are to be held next year. They are being launched by mission-critical specialists APD Communications, which says the awards will recognise the achievements of control room staff in their day-to-day duties, often dealing with harrowing and distressing situations.
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Could analytics help fight terrorism?
For policing purposes, analytics is generally described as the capability to deal with bulk data in real-time from within police systems, digital information and intelligence from the internet. The question for many in law enforcement is could ‘probabilistic data analytics’ help fight terrorism?
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<b><i>Sneak peak of a new<br>rugged Samsung with emergency<br>button for new ESN</b></i> Smart devices to replace Airwave terminals revealed
The company that will supply new rugged smartphones to replace Airwave devices for 200,000 emergency service workers has been announced.
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<b><i>Bruce Brda Next-generation software a ‘powerful combination’
‘Mixed reality’ incident command, automated ‘responder alert’ when a police officer draws their firearm, and a community engagement app were among the next-generation mission-critical software for first responders showcased by Motorola Solutions at the recent International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2017 conference held in Philadelphia.
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<b><i>Philip Rutnam Home Office defends ESN progress
The “challenging” Emergency Services Network (ESN) programme is slipping further behind schedule with the nine-month delay anticipated earlier this year now almost certain to be longer. Home Office Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam admitted at a hearing of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week that it was now “reviewing the timetable for the programme – both schedule and cost – because there have been further delays”, but was unable to give a new date for when the transition will begin.
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First force goes live with ‘real-time’ video reporting
Gwent Police is the first force to pilot a pioneering smartphone solution that enables the public to stream live footage from the scene of an incident.
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Going mobile for ‘maximum effectiveness’
A multi-million pound investment in mobile technology has “modernised the way officers work, helping them to operate with maximum effectiveness”.
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