A new app released by the New York Police Department proves that city agencies are finally catching up and learning how to truly harness smartphone technology.
We assume that, barring a criminal investigation, our phone and email records are protected from the scrutiny of police officials. But, according to a new report in the New York Times, the New York City Police Department has amassed a vast database of cellphone records logging non-criminal activity.
Motorola Solutions, not to be confused with the Google-owned Motorola Mobility, has been showing off the police car of the future. The Ford prototype is loaded with cameras and sensors, but it's not quite as Minority Report as you would expect.
Being a cop during the dog days of summer can't be much fun, especially with all of that gear you need to wear. So to keep things cool, a Swiss company has created a new type of bullet-resistant vest that comes complete with built-in air conditioning.
The NYPD is looking to create a mobile version of the kind of full body scans we're all used to at airports, in that it'd show the shape of objects stored underneath clothing. The system would allow police officers to spot armed passerby on the street without ever having to get out of a police van.
It seems like the world is in a state of flux these days, and no matter where you live, things could get pretty unruly at a moment's notice. This table prepares you for the worst, with a removable top that doubles as a police style riot shield.
In response to civil unrest in August that threw the U.K. into chaos, police forces there plan to trial a laser weapon that would cast a ten-foot wall of light that briefly blinds those caught in its path at a distance of 1,600 feet.
Late one balmy night toward the end of August, Eric had only seconds to live. Two males that he identified as Russians had forcefully entered his house, shot his son dead and scattered military-grade Claymore mines all across his lawn. In that moment, a barricaded bedroom door and a text to 911 were his only hopes at seeing another sunrise.
If you ever see a cop coming at you with this crazy backpack on, you probably want to get the hell away from him. Because it's packed full of pepper spray, and it's ready to fire at you indiscriminately.
Brazilian police are getting sunglasses with cameras attached that can automatically identify 400 known criminals per second from up to 12 miles away, designed to ferret out hooligans at the 2014 World Cup. They're watching you...