Posted on January 17, 2012 at 7:11pm
Free police training—what’s the catch?
“Just because we’re broke,” says Sgt. Charles Humes Jr., “doesn’t make things safer for our officers.” For this reason Humes, a police trainer of international renown, will be presenting a day of free training at the University of Toledo (Ohio), Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Consider this a gift to law enforcement, from me and the University of Toledo PD,” says Humes.
In other words, there is no catch.
Humes will be…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:00pm
Law enforcement lost a brilliant and abiding friend when Peter Berghammer died unexpectedly last Saturday, just 51 years old, from heart failure.
It may seem the sort of cliché overstatement you would expect at such a moment, but there truly was no one else like him. Anyone who knew him would agree.
I met Peter at the SMILE (Social Media, the Internet and Law Enforcement) conference in Washington, D.C., back in April 2010, at which he spoke on security matters. They called…Continue
Posted on October 6, 2011 at 2:17pm
It was recently my privilege to sit down to lunch with Dan Crowley, president of Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems, to discuss the importance of technology in law enforcement and where that technology might be headed.
Foremost, Crowley takes a holistic approach to problem solving—which is what technology is at its essence: a means to solve problems. He looks at the system from afar before recommending solutions, and he thinks big. Crowley encourages law enforcement to think big,…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2011 at 5:20pm
At Motorola's Executive Summit yesterday, Paul Steinberg, Motorola chief technology officer, showed off a head-worn computer as he asked the perennial question: “What next?”
He looked to recent trends for clues.
“Tablets have revolutionized the PC within 18 months of their release,” says Steinberg. He also points to the prevalence of smartphones, social media and video as evidence of a shifting paradigm.
“The next phase of computing is contextual,” he says. In…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2011 at 12:30pm