From the Directors: Decision Factors for Adopting a Technology

Technology is a key component of any law enforcement operation—new, innovative technologies can support more efficient crime prevention and response; better protect police officers and the public; and potentially improve relationships between law enforcement and the community through better, more transparent exchanges of information.

However, the adoption of new technologies by an agency involves monetary cost—not only the direct costs of acquisition, maintenance, and operation of the technology and related infrastructure, but also the training and personnel costs.