Category Archives: Technology

Why Sharing Data Matters to Your Agency and Community

Like many law enforcement agencies, the Ferndale, Michigan, Police Department (FPD) experienced a learning curve when it came to publishing open data. Open data is a term for any form of data that can be downloaded and manipulated by members … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Technology

Recommendations on Establishing a Departmental Framework for Darkweb Marketplace Investigations

Guest Blogger: John Bamford, Detective, Arlington County Police Department In July of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a multiple country operation which resulted in the take down of one of the largest illicit marketplaces.  This virtual marketplace, known … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Global Policing, Technology

Benefits of Attending the 2018 IACP Technology Conference

Guest Blogger: Bonnie Locke, Nlets Director of Business Development and Chair of the IACP LEIT Section.  Today’s law enforcement professionals face unprecedented technological challenges, from cyber-attacks that compromise personal information, to the difficulty in monitoring active intelligence from social media. Similar to … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Education & Training, IACP, Sections, Technology

NIBRS Pre-Certification Tool

The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Team is pleased to announce the arrival of the NIBRS Pre-Certification Tool.  The tool will allow law enforcement agencies to conduct a “trial run” of its NIBRS data to locate errors and inconsistencies prior … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

Preventing Your Officers from Becoming Stars of the Next Viral Video

Today, almost everyone has a smartphone with video-recording capabilities. These videos can be either live-streamed or immediately posted on social media outlets and go viral. Increasingly, law enforcement officers have become the focus of such videos, as public scrutiny of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal, Technology

Go Big or Go Home: NYPD’s Twitter Strategy

This blog series highlights some of the top Social Media Beat posts from the last couple years. For more information about IACP’s Center for Social Media visit the project webpage. This post was originally published on Thursday, September 17, 2015. … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Technology

Enhancing Public Safety by Being a Good Neighbor

The 21st Century Policing Report offers several recommendations for collaborating with the community to build relationships of trust between law enforcement officers and the community, including forming collaborative, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary partnerships to produce meaningful public safety results. The Gun Lake Department … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships, Technology, Uncategorized

Join Us at the 2017 IACP Public Information Officer Midyear Conference

If you’re looking at your training budget for the year trying to decide the best path for professional growth, the IACP Public Information Officer (PIO) Midyear Conference co-hosted by the Aurora, Colorado, Police Department is a conference you don’t want … Continue reading

Posted in Membership, Sections, Social Media, Technology

Technology Education: From Concept to Real-World Application

Today’s law enforcement professionals face unprecedented challenges as technology rapidly emerges and changes. Offenders are using the latest technology to operate efficiently and cover their tracks, from cybercrimes that compromise personal information and muddy the jurisdictional waters to complex drug … Continue reading

Posted in Education & Training, Technology

New IACP/IACP Net Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics Tool

Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience. Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the … Continue reading

Posted in Technology