4 Technologies that are Changing Law Enforcement
Technological innovations have been changing the law enforcement sector. From drones to body cameras, law enforcement technology advances are making it possible for law enforcement officials to improve public safety like never before. The landscape of law enforcement is changing rapidly, thanks to technology. Here are some tech trends that law enforcement needs to watch in 2020.
• IoT Data Sources
When the public talks about the internet of things (IoT), they rethink consumer devices that connect to the exchange information. In law enforcement, IoT is the wealth of connected devices that police carry, in devices like smartphones, body cameras, surveillance drones, CCTV cameras, web-connected intrusion detection systems, and security management software. These devices provide data to agencies and officers than ever before. The issue will be integrating all of these IoT data without drowning law enforcement in too much information. Law enforcement managers will need to prioritize their data sources and not add unnecessary details that overload users.
• Move to Mobile
Mobile is the silver bullet for law enforcement in the coming years, as rugged smartphone devices match more expensive laptops in computing power. The combination of 4G mobile networks and portable computing devices means that law enforcement officers are no longer disadvantaged when working in the field. While on foot, mobilearmed officers can take notes, access data, take photos, and conduct video interviews for their investigations.
• Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Law enforcement agencies are increasingly implementing artificial intelligence-based devices to help them prevent and manage crimes. Law enforcement agencies use vast databases with information about individuals and their criminal history. With AI, they can easily make connections between systems. Coupled with their knowledge of investigations attained through the study of criminal justice, these new algorithms can enhance inquiries and help law enforcement agencies make better decisions regarding prosecution, detention, and punishment.