The Police Chief Update
June Issue
Law enforcement organizations are constantly evolving and innovating to meet the new and emerging needs of the communities they are sworn to serve and protect. These changes are often spurred by technology, such as those surrounding body-worn cameras and cybercrime, but the field is also creating new solutions in areas such as crime prevention, community engagement, communication, victim responses, and officer wellness. As agencies work to enhance their services and capabilities in the 21st century, their innovations improve both the profession and public safety.
Rapid advancements in technology over the past several years have produced positive changes for society, but all too often these advancements have been co-opted by criminals for illicit purposes. For example, enhanced technological efficiencies in the travel industry make it easier than ever before for child sex tourists to travel transnationally. To combat this growing criminal tourism, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has developed the Angel Watch Center to track sex offenders engaging in international travel.
Every city wants to be a “smart” city with a high-speed, multi-faceted network shaping its infrastructure. But will smart cities be safer? If officers take advantage of the wireless communications technology available in smart cities by using LTE mobile devices, live-streaming, augmented reality digital assistants, and more, smart cities can be safer cities.
In the early 1970s, a series of high-profile college campus riots exposed health and fitness deficiencies within the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s personnel. Today, the OSHP’s Health and Physical Fitness Program is uniquely comprehensive, and fitness is an expectation built into OSHP’s organizational structure. The current plan, with its evaluation process, stages, and incentives, has improved officer health and safety even into retirement and can serve as a model for other agencies.
Improving Law Enforcement’s Capabilities, Public Safety, and Communities Through Innovation
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