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IT Infrastructure Survey: Western Michigan University Police

By PSIT Staff

IT Infrastructure Survey: Western Michigan University Police

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jan/Feb 2012)
 

Evidence Collection for Civil Litigation

By Kimberly Colwell

There are many steps agencies can take to ensure better collection and preservation of evidence in case of civil suits. Most precautions can be taken proactively and with little upfront cost, providing substantial savings in the long run through reduced risk in civil litigation.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2010)
 

Digital pen-and-paper solution enables Brookline, Mass. PD to streamline parking ticket process

By Neal Lorenzi

Thanks to a new digital pen-and-paper system, public safety officers in Brookline, Mass., a suburb of Boston, are issuing parking tickets more efficiently.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Setting up a state-of-the-art agency

By Susan Geoghegan

There’s no question that today’s first responders face many different challenges in an increasingly demanding world.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Capturing Snow Impressions

By Tom Adair

One area of evidence collection that presents problems for officers is the documentation of footwear impressions in snow. This article provides officers with a simple and cost-effective way to capture footwear impressions for use in the laboratory.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2009)
 

Securing Unusual Scenes

By Joe Petrocelli

Unusual occurrences frequently require a response from several different agencies other than police agencies. It is the responsibility of the intial officer to access the scene, check on victims, advise communications of required resources, identify witnesses and make the scene safe pending the arrival of mitigating agencies.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2005)
 

Lessons Learned in Evidence Management

By Susan Geoghegan

Effective management of evidence is an integral part of any criminal investigation. Failure to properly collect, handle, and store evidence can lead to inadmissibility once a case is prosecuted. To ensure an unaltered chain of custody, agencies must establish policies and procedures and follow best practices.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2014)
 
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