Law enforcement takes a futuristic turn with new technology

Law enforcement takes a futuristic turn with new technology

Law enforcement takes a futuristic turn with new technology

Like many other fields, the criminal justice sector is embracing new technology at a rapid rate, making law enforcement training more important than ever.

“Tech is huge in all aspects of law enforcement,” Raymond Schultz, the Albuquerque police chief, told USA Today at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. “We continue to try to take it to the next level.”

Recently, the news source highlighted several of the innovations police officers may find themselves using in the not-too-distant future. For example, one inventor has created a sleeve that features a built-in camera, video display, stun gun and laser. Schultz is hoping to bring his police department into the future by having all street cops wear video cameras that must be switched on whenever they are responding to a call.

The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that there could be a day when police can dispatch unmanned drones to pursue suspects, whether they are speeding down the highways or walking through a residential neighborhood. Not only would the use of these remote-controlled aircraft keep officers out of danger, but keep police helicopters grounded, which, in turn, could save taxpayers money.

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