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TECHBeat, Spring 2013

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April 2013
16 pages
This edition of TechBeat contains six primary articles that report on developments in technology for law enforcement, corrections, and forensic sciences.
This Spring 2013 edition of TechBeat contains six primary articles that report on new developments in technology for use by law enforcement, corrections, and forensic science personnel. The first article, California Prisons Aim to Disconnect Unwanted Calls, discusses efforts by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop contraband cellphone use by inmates. The second article, Automated System Assists Stolen Property Investigations, examines an automated database system utilized by the Vancouver, WA, Police Department to reduce and solve incidents of stolen property. The third article, Studying How to Maneuver Suspects to a Stop, discusses the development and collection of data on the behavior of vehicles involved in pursuits. The fourth article, Camera System Provides Effective "Eye on Crime", discusses the use of a camera surveillance system employed by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to combat incidents of violent crime in a high-crime Tampa neighborhood. The fifth article, Vehicle Enhances Emergency Response, discusses a vehicle used by the Washoe County, NV, Sheriff's Office that acts as a mobile analytics and intelligence center during an emergency response incident. The sixth article, Virtual Desktop System Saves Police Department Time and Money, discusses the Greenwich Police Department's switch from a desktop IT system to a virtual, state-of-the-art IT system.

Date Published: April 1, 2013