Emerging Technologies in Law Enforcement

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July 3, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: July 3 on

The use of new technologies is imperative if the police are going to stay a step ahead of criminals. Along with advanced software, hardware and communications networks, enforcement and investigative tools are becoming increasingly mobile-centric.

The idea is to equip officers with the newest and most agile tools so that they can be readily applied in the field.

New tools have been introduced to maximize operating efficiency in recent years. These include in-vehicle computers, body cameras, license plate readers, handheld narcotics analyzers, map-based apps, mobile consoles for fingerprint reading, and facial recognition technologies.