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Nonlethal weapons.

- Restraint systems, pepper-spray dispensers, laser "flashlights," and other weapons are cataloged by the Justice Department.

What's Best for Alarm Response Policies?

- Security must endeavor to reduce the number of invalid alarms to help maintain the crime deterrent effect of alarm systems.

Advanced Interviewing Techniques: Proven Strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel

- Proper interviewing skills are, of course, crucial to the success of law enforcement and security. Scores of books detail interviewing tactics, many of them providing in-depth explanations on how and why the techniques work. In Advanced Interviewing Techniques, the authors cull the approaches that work best. Drawing from dozens of sources, veteran FBI agents John R. Schafer and Joe Navarro compile the interviewing techniques that have proven effective, without miring the reader in theory and case studies.

Partnering with Professors

- Local law enforcement agencies can address cybercrime more effectively by looking for help from local schools and businesses, according to an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Chief Tony Aeilts, who heads the California State University Police Department in San Luis Obispo, California.

Strike One for Trilogy

- If you're planning to roll out a large-scale IT project, you might want to pay heed to some lessons learned from the FBI's troubled Virtual Case File (VCF) software project. @ The testimony before Congress by Fine, Mueller, and Punaro, and the IG's report on Trilogy, are at SM Online.

Partnering with Professors

- Local law enforcement agencies can address cybercrime more effectively by looking for help from local schools and businesses, according to an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Chief Tony Aeilts, who heads the California State University Police Department in San Luis Obispo, California. @ Link to "Defending Against Cybercrime and Terrorism: A New Role for Universities" at SM Online.

Strike One for Trilogy

- If you're planning to roll out a large-scale IT project, you might want to pay heed to some lessons learned from the FBI's troubled Virtual Case File (VCF) software project. @ The testimony before Congress by Fine, Mueller, and Punaro, and the IG's report on Trilogy, are at SM Online.

A Site To See

- There is a tension between security and privacy, and since 9-11 it can be argued that public opinion has leaned more toward the former at the expense of the latter. For that reason, groups that are fighting to maintain or increase the privacy rights of citizens are more important than ever. The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a leading advocate for privacy in a technological age where fears of terrorism are cited as a rationale for government and law enforcement to have greater access to data. Over the past decade CDT has fought spyware, opposed greater use of wiretaps by the FBI on wireless phones and VoIP, and looked for a balance between protecting intellectual-property rights and allowing consumers fair use. No matter where you stand on these issues, it is helpful to understand the perspective of privacy advocates, such as the CDT.     @  You can get to the CDT’s Web site via SM Online.

A Site to See

- The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a leading advocate for privacy in a technological age where fears of terrorism are cited as a rationale for government and law enforcement to have greater access to data. Over the past decade CDT has fought spyware, opposed greater use of wiretaps by the FBI on wireless phones and VoIP, and looked for a balance between protecting intellectual-property rights and allowing consumers fair use. No matter where you stand on these issues, it is helpful to understand the perspective of privacy advocates, such as the CDT. @ You can get to the CDT's Web site via SM Online.

Should Police Respond to Alarms?

- The evidence clearly indicates that unverified response pulls resources to areas where they are not really needed.

Fingerprinting

- A bill ( S.B. 5157) that would allow state agencies to purchase different fingerprinting systems has been approved by the Washington Senate and is now pending in the House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee. The bill would allow state agencies, including various law enforcement groups, to purchase any brand of fingerprinting system so long as the systems are interoperable. The bill would overturn a 1996 law that required all state agencies to purchase the same system. Another bill (S.B. 5553), which would require fingerprint background checks for purposes not related to criminal activity to be submitted electronically, has been approved by the Senate Health, Services, and Corrections Committee. The proposed legislation is currently awaiting action in the Washington State House Ways and Means Committee. The bill, which would have a significant effect on fingerprint background checks conducted during the hiring process, would provide $270,000 to help upgrade the current system. The proposed legislation also requires that the electronic fingerprints, such as those obtained by employers, be destroyed after the background check is complete.

Polygraphs

- Forget reliability and admissibility. Polygraph tests get results, contends one author.

Alarms.

- An Oregon appeals court has ruled that the police search of a citizen’s home in response to a false burglar alarm was illegal.State of Oregon v. Damon Lamon Stoudamire, Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon, No. CR02-0915, 2005)
 




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