in Law Enforcement week 5 discussion2
Chapter Fourteen of Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices
examines the exciting high-technology developments in policing (and some with
applications in corrections as well), including those in the areas of
less-lethal weapons, wireless technology, electronics, imaging systems,
firearms, and communications.
This is an exciting time for the police; more new technologies than ever are
being made available to aid them in their efforts to analyze and address
crimes. Chapter Fourteen has shown the breadth of research and development that
Visit Technology – POLICE
Magazine and look for new technology that is
being used by law enforcement around the United States. Locate an article
concerning technology and address the following:
- Explain what the new technology is and how it is
helping law enforcement agencies.
- Choose two new technologies (different from the new
technology explained previously), either from Technology – POLICE Magazine or Chapter Fourteen, that you think law enforcement
should obtain and adopt. Explain why you think this technology is
necessary for advanced law enforcement communities.
Peak, K. (2012). Policing America: Challenges and best
practices (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education
In the recent years, there has been much
advancement in the new technology that is being used around the country. The
police departments have not been left out as they continue to adapt and
integrated new technology into their working environment. Among this is the
4N6XPRT system. This is an accident reconstruction kit used by the police in
accident sites. The system works using laser beams and other digital technology
to make the calculations at the scene of accident more accurate and faster to
get (Peak, 2012).
This in turn saves a lot of time for the officer
and enables them to clear scene faster which improves there safety in the case
of secondary accidents. According to Master Sergeant Dave Keltner of the
Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit” It's knowing how to
use the tools." A lot of it is readily available info, but the time you
can save having it all there at your fingertips makes it so much more helpful…and
cost effective" (par.6).
Among the most rampant crime
today is the loss of small but expensive electronic devices like tablets and
phones. New technology has been developed to help track these devices when
misplaced or stolen. Lastly are the new state of the art speed cameras in our
highways. The new digital cameras enable the law enforcers to be able to
collect data more accurately and process it in real time hence they are able to
make arrests when required.
There is also the new indoor defense system. This is a new
system used in making cars for the police that includes the use of armored
doors in the making of their patrol cars which makes them safer in their job.
This new system can be used in a way that the police use their doors as shields
hence protecting themselves more in cases where the wrong dowers are armed.
Schultz (2004) “technologies are changing the way police operate, many chiefs
are changing their purchasing priorities as well, dedicating funds either from
grants or from their operating budgets to keep their agencies technologically
up to date” (Summary, par. 1). Technology is not for the
next generation, it is for this one that is why police chiefs need to stay
current with the latest technology.
Bssich, M. (2015, July 15).
. Technology - POLICE Magazine. The right digital tools make accident scene
reconstruction faster and more accurate.
Retrieved from www.policemag.com/channel/technology.aspx -High-Tech
Peak, K. (2012).Policing
America: Challenges and best practices(7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Schultz, P. D. (2004, November). The Future Is
Here: Technology in Police Departments
Police Retrieved from www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?...id..
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