Technology Talk: Eight Tips for Designing and Using Smart ID Cards for Police Officers

In an era of skilled fraudsters and hackers, police executives everywhere face growing security challenges. One of the most basic challenges is ensuring that officers’ photo ID cards cannot be forged or falsified. Swindlers today have access to advanced computer and printer technology, so it’s crucial to include security features that make ID card falsification virtually impossible. The public should have complete confidence that when an officer—especially a plainclothes or off-duty officer—shows an ID card, it can be readily verified as genuine.

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