Security People

How to train a tech-savvy security force

Don’t assume a tech training will be met with moans and groans. “Our officers always want more.” By Jared Shelly Security has long been a hotbed for the latest technology. In the 1990s, police cars were outfitted with mobile data terminals. After the September 11 attacks, police departments began using devices to detect explosives or

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The unmet promise of ‘big data’ in policing

Today’s astounding computing power offers great potential for reducing crime, but a criminologist says law enforcement has yet to find ways to fully tap it. By Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan It’s hard to imagine a nation without an organized police force, but in truth, it’s a fairly modern invention. Crime was once handled locally, often by

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