Technology

Five Online Challenges Facing Detectives and How to Overcome Them

Johnmichael O’Hare Online sources open a new world of information which can help detectives find threat actors, speed up investigations and protect lives. But, there’s a catch. As part of any successful investigation, police departments must effectively collect, ingest and analyze vast amounts of data. Fortunately, a data management strategy and supporting technologies provide a way to tame the data explosion. These are the top online challenges law enforcement investigators face and how they work around them:  Big Data and…

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Three Ways Rugged Tablets Are Revolutionizing Forensic Mapping

 Andrew S. Klane and Mario Gosalvez Purpose-built rugged tablets designed with specific capabilities for certain tasks can save both time and money while driving superior outcomes. With the recent advent of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) rugged tablets, forensic mapping is being revolutionized. These new tablets enable something previously not possible: scientific-grade accurate measurements for those engaged in non land surveying work. These rugged tablets can deliver centimeter level measurement accuracy faster and easier than using conventional…