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Innovations in Police IT


Jan. 29, 2013 10:30 am

Computer-aided dispatch: This Penn, Temple police technology shortens 911 response times

Computer-aided dispatch (CAD) doesn’t have any of the flash of the latest innovations in police technology.┬áThere are no cool gadgets involved and it’s more than a decade old. But it can boast one thing: it does its job. The system, a partnership started in 2000 between the Philadelphia Police Department and University of Pennsylvania and […]

Jan. 4, 2013 10:30 am

Philly cops have 1 in 3 chance of making an arrest if they have video but no other lead

If the Police Department releases a video of a suspect with no other leads, there's a one in three chance of making an arrest from the video alone, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. This past fall, the department announced that it had made 100 arrests from tips gotten through its social media and Youtube efforts.

Dec. 5, 2012 10:30 am

Driver’s license scanners: this Philly police pilot technology cuts length of traffic stops nearly in half

Launched last month, the tool allows cops to scan a driver's license and automatically write a traffic ticket with the cop's in-car computer.

Nov. 20, 2012 10:15 am

Police GIS: Philadelphia Police Department launches ‘biggest public safety GIS in the country,’ upgrading outdated, 90s-era system

Philly's cops are still using old school pushpins and paper maps to track crime patterns, but a new crime mapping system aims to change that.

Nov. 13, 2012 9:45 am

Philadelphia Police still use typewriters: successes, challenges and opportunities in city’s $7M, decade-long effort to upgrade police technology

The cops were supposed to have a new system years ago, a system that would digitize all the typewriter-generated reports and make the department worlds more efficient. The city has been waiting 10 years and has spent more than $7 million on this proposed system, so why are cops still using typewriters?

Nov. 6, 2012 10:30 am

Innovations in Philadelphia Police IT: ‘electronic discovery’ system streamlines workflow with District Attorney’s Office

In recent years, the Philadelphia Police Department has shown effort in innovating its communications and citizen engagement platforms. The department boasts 100 arrests via tips through its social media efforts, several new channels for submitting police tips including a mobile app, a mobile version of its website and even social media business cards. In January […]

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