Category Archives: Solving Crimes with Social Media

CCTV can help solve crime

Technology surrounding CCTV for homes and businesses is becoming increasingly more accessible, affordable, and easier to use than ever before.

CCTV can assist home owners to alert them to trespassers and can provide significant assistance to police to identify offenders and evidence of criminal actions.

The following placement of cameras can assist you and your neighbours:

  • At front and rear entrances where attempted entry may occur.
  • Near entrances to your property which can alert you to trespassers.
  • Street view which can assist your neighbourhood in identifying suspicious behaviour.

If your CCTV captures evidence of a crime occurring, or any suspicious behaviour, please provide a copy to local police which may assist with investigations. Publishing footage on websites or social media can hinder an investigation or jeopardise court proceedings, particularly where the website is open for comment or opinion.

Read more at: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/mountisa/2017/12/12/cctv-can-help-solve-crime/

Community policing

Statistics presented by USA Today show us that the number of officers “gunned down” increased by 167 percent in 2016. This surge becomes even more troubling as the Washington Post reports that, in the same year, “ambush killings of police officers has hit a ten-year high.” Many attribute these findings and horrid events such as the Dallas police ambush to a possible rise in anti-police mentalities. A 2016 study by the Pew Research Center reveals that 60 percent of U.S. adults see fatal incidents between police officers and black Americans as “symptoms of a deeper problem” showing us that there is indeed a disconnect between police and the people they serve. How do we close this gap?

This division is mainly manufactured by a sense of subjugation. A portion of Americans, primarily in low income areas, feel as if cops are no longer their guardians but their oppressors. Reports

Read more at: https://www.wcuquad.com/6009590/op-ed/community-policing/

West Yorkshire Hosts Police Twitter Awards

Friday 24 November, 2017

West Yorkshire Hosts Police Twitter Awards 2017

West Yorkshire Police will host the 2017 national Police Twitter Awards @policeawards today, Friday November 24.

The event will take place at the Force’s training and development centre at Carr Gate in Wakefield and will celebrate the success of police accounts on the social media site over the past twelve months.

The inaugural awards took place in 2011, and have gone from strength to strength with the popularity of Twitter for police and emergency services to communicate to the public increasing each year. The first formal Police Twitter Awards ceremony was held in December 2016 and was hosted by Northamptonshire Police.

As well as hosting the awards, West Yorkshire Police has a number of nominees listed as finalists in this year’s awards, including Chief Constable Dee Collins @WYPDeeCollins in the category of Best Tweeting Senior Officer, and West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section @WYPHorses in the category of

Read more at: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news-appeals/west-yorkshire-hosts-police-twitter-awards

West Yorkshire Hosts Police Twitter Awards | West Yorkshire Police

Friday 24 November, 2017

West Yorkshire Hosts Police Twitter Awards 2017

West Yorkshire Police will host the 2017 national Police Twitter Awards @policeawards today, Friday November 24.

The event will take place at the Force’s training and development centre at Carr Gate in Wakefield and will celebrate the success of police accounts on the social media site over the past twelve months.

The inaugural awards took place in 2011, and have gone from strength to strength with the popularity of Twitter for police and emergency services to communicate to the public increasing each year. The first formal Police Twitter Awards ceremony was held in December 2016 and was hosted by Northamptonshire Police.

As well as hosting the awards, West Yorkshire Police has a number of nominees listed as finalists in this year’s awards, including Chief Constable Dee Collins @WYPDeeCollins in the category of Best Tweeting Senior Officer, and West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section @WYPHorses in the category of

Read more at: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news-appeals/west-yorkshire-hosts-police-twitter-awards

The Fight Against Sexual Assault On Public Transport Just Got More Serious

Sexual assault is a serious issue that has gained a lot of public attention recently. Sexual assault can happen anywhere and can affect everyone regardless of age, gender or social status. It’s with this in mind that Crime Stoppers with Victoria Police and Public Transport Victoria launched ‘The Hands Off Campaign’.

The campaign is now in its second week and has reached over 1 million people on social media. ‘Hands Off’ aims to involve the

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/10/30/the-fight-against-sexual-assault-on-public-transport-just-got-more-serious_a_23261419/

Will Axon Citizen take the chaos out of crowdsourcing?

It goes without saying that the smartphone has had a major impact on law enforcement investigations. Police agencies are increasingly relying on photos and videos captured by the public to aid in both large- and small-scale cases. But one need look no further than the most well-known example of crowdsourcing evidence – the Boston Marathon bombing investigation – to understand the challenges that come with collecting digital evidence from the public.

Investigators received over 13,000 videos and 120,000 photos from the incident – an overwhelming amount of information for any size agency. Since Boston, solutions to streamline collection and categorization of this evidence have emerged, but police departments have few options for doing this in an organized, efficient way. Axon believes it has solved this problem with its new public evidence submission product, Axon Citizen.

“In our survey of more than 1,500 people, 21

Read more at: https://www.policeone.com/iacp-2017/articles/433850006-Will-Axon-Citizen-take-the-chaos-out-of-crowdsourcing/

How police departments are using 3D printing to solve crime

By John Hornick, P1 Contributor

While 3D printing has a dark side, it is also being used to help law enforcement agencies recreate detailed models of crime scenes, car crashes, footprints and fingerprints, as well as making architectural models for planning raids and for courtroom use. 

Police departments worldwide use 3D printing

Governments, law enforcement agencies and homeland security must learn the risks of 3D printing, plan accordingly, and use the technology to help prevent or solve crimes. (Photo/Pixabay)
Governments, law enforcement agencies and homeland security must learn the risks of 3D printing, plan accordingly, and use the technology to help prevent or solve crimes. (Photo/Pixabay)

The Hong Kong Police Briefing Support Unit is using its own 3D printers to make crime scene models, which help

Read more at: https://www.policeone.com/police-products/3D-Laser-Scanners/articles/418683006-How-police-departments-are-using-3D-printing-to-solve-crime/

Bloomingdale police turns to private surveillance cameras to solve crime

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Bloomingdale Police Sgt. Ronald Frost demonstrates software used to track registered surveillance cameras in the borough. Police are reaching out to homeowners and business owners to register their cameras to help them solve crime.
Jai Agnish/Northjersey.com

BLOOMINGDALE — Municipal police departments are turning to privately-owned surveillance cameras more and more to help solve crime.

Bloomingdale has joined the trend and recently used residential cameras to catch one suspect stealing from a backyard bar, and another food from the community garden, said Sgt. Ronald

Read more at: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/bloomingdale/2017/08/15/bloomingdale-police-turns-private-surveillance-cameras-solve-crime/565155001/