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More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

When a Teaneck, New Jersey man lost his iPhone5 at Port Authority last year, his friend was able to track his missing phone using a "find my iPhone" app. Now more and more people are using applications like this to find their phones before the phone runs out of battery or is reset. Instead of [Full Story…]

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

When a 911 is placed about a possible bomb threat somewhere in Manhattan, computer screens at NYPD offices across the city pop up with a warning along with interactive maps, radiation levels, and security footage. The system itself gives users easier access to arrest records, 911 calls, thousands [Full Story…]

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

NYPD officers in Brownsville, Brooklyn are having success using social media to try to catch suspects, the New York Post reported. After searching through Facebook and other social media sights, they  found 199 guns last year alone, more than any other precinct in the city. When scouring the web, [Full Story…]

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

The NYPD is continuing efforts to prevent iPhone thefts, a major problem in New York City, according to Metro US.  Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg claim that the overall increase in citywide crime in 2012 was because of Apple product theft. Between January 1 and September [Full Story…]

#NYPD Unveils New Weapon #Surveillance Technology

#NYPD Unveils New Weapon #Surveillance Technology

The NY Police Department announced the adoption of portable scanning technology allowing police officers to detect whether someone has a concealed weapon from a distance. According to CNET, the scanner is small enough to fit in a police van. The device reads terahertz radiation--energy emitted by [Full Story…]

Grand Central Terminal Getting Free #WiFi—in About Two Years

Grand Central Terminal Getting Free #WiFi—in About Two Years

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced that Ericsson will design and install a wireless network inside the terminal as well as the Park Avenue Tunnel. Ericsson is working with a team that includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless to create a distributed antenna system (DAS.) The [Full Story…]

#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

The recently released NYPD iPhone app lets users stay up-to-date with the latest in crime-fighting activities. It is also useful in helping build neighborhood organizations and crime-watch coalitions. "[The NYPD] recognizes that community members are our partners in the reduction of crime and [Full Story…]

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY’s 2012 #Crime Rate

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY's 2012 #Crime Rate

Mobile device thefts are so prevalent they’ve pushed up NY’s crime rate. NYPD data reveals that more than 15,600 iPads, iPhones and other devices were stolen in 2012—an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The New York Post reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged NYers to hide devices [Full Story…]

#NYPD Enters A New Era of #CyberSecurity

#NYPD Enters A New Era of #CyberSecurity

The NYPD is discussing plans to patrol cyberspace to identify potential “deranged” gunmen before they strike. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the New York Times that techniques could include searches for language used by other mass-casualty shooters in emails and Internet posts. “The goal [Full Story…]

Could iPads Make #NYPD More Efficient?

Could iPads Make #NYPD More Efficient?

If every NYPD officer had an iPad, the city’s criminal justice system would be a lot more efficient. That’s the view of Steve Cohen, a New York Law School student who recently worked at a district attorney’s office. After making an arrest, police officers fill out paperwork by hand, then it's [Full Story…]

#OWS #Tweets Undermine Defense Against #NYPD

#OWS #Tweets Undermine Defense Against #NYPD

Tweets by Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris and others were revealed in court Wednesday, destroying the defense that police baited OWS protestors on to the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge only to arrest them. The tweets were submitted as evidence and Harris pleaded guilty to disorderly [Full Story…]

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

When a cellphone is stolen, the NYPD routinely subpoenas phone call records to track down suspects. Call records from stolen cellphones are entered into the Enterprise Case Management System database. Phone numbers in the database are hyperlinked, allowing detectives to cross-reference it with other [Full Story…]

NY’s 911 System Sent Out Thousands of Duplicate Calls During #Sandy

NY's 911 System Sent Out Thousands of Duplicate Calls During #Sandy

The $2 billion 911 system was inundated with thousands of duplicate emergency calls during Hurricane Sandy.  John Veneziano, vice president of the dispatchers union, said that they were sending out alarms they shouldn’t have. “We were inundated,” said John Veneziano, vice president of the [Full Story…]

#NYPD to Expand Video Interrogation Program

#NYPD to Expand Video Interrogation Program

The NYPD will increase the number of interrogations that are video taped. According to The NY Post, the program began last year and was dubbed by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as the "CSI effect." So far, about 300 interviews have been recorded. The pilot program covers four precincts throughout [Full Story…]

NYPD Deploys for #iPhone5 Launch

NYPD Deploys for #iPhone5 Launch

As the new iPhone 5 goes on sale today, New York’s Finest will patrol NY Apple stores, preventing what they call “Apple picking.” The iPhone is thieves’ favorite device—with more than 4,100 reported stolen in August alone. NYPD officers will be stationed in 21 locations around the city—including [Full Story…]