Research sheds light on the importance of police trust in the public

A recent study finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative—termed proactive policing—and have higher arrest rates. The finding may have implications ...

New way of testing for cocaine discovered

Researchers from the University of Dundee have developed a new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals ...

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy advocates are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a ...

NIST virtual reality aims to win for public safety

Virtual reality produces entertaining video games. But it's also a serious training and testing tool. Pilots test their skill with flight simulators, and the military can practice by playing war games, for example.

DNA search for California serial killer led to wrong man

Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect. A year later, after using a similar technique, they are confident ...

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