Digital Cameras

Hastings police get body cameras – Grand Island Independent

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

By the end of the year, most interactions between Hastings police officers and the public will be captured on video. The first batch of body-worn cameras was distributed to Hastings officers on Nov. 28. “By the first of the year, every patrol officer should be using them,” Sgt. Brian Hessler said. The Hastings Police Department has 29 patrol officers. In addition to a body camera for each officer, the department…

Sony Closes Backdoors in IP-Enabled Cameras | Threatpost | The … – Threatpost

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Sony, in late November, provided a firmware update for a popular IP-enabled camera line used by enterprises and law enforcement alike that closed off remote administration backdoors. The backdoors could be abused to draft these devices into botnets or allow for manipulation of images and advancement into the network. The update for the Sony IPELA Engine IP Cameras was made available Nov. 28, more than a month after it was…

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies to use body cameras | | dailyprogress … – The Daily Progress

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Patrol deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will soon be equipped with body cameras. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis tells the Macon Telegraph (http://bit.ly/2hgMW6D) that the county bought 200 of the wearable cameras from Taser International in June, and representatives from the company will be in Macon this week to train deputies on how to use them. Davis says the cameras…

Sony Closes Backdoors in IP-Enabled Cameras – Threatpost

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sony, in late November, provided a firmware update for a popular IP-enabled camera line used by enterprises and law enforcement alike that closed off remote administration backdoors. The backdoors could be abused to draft these devices into botnets or allow for manipulation of images and advancement into the network. The update for the Sony IPELA Engine IP Cameras was made available Nov. 28, more than a month after it was…

More metro police consider body cameras – kfor.com

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CHOCTAW, Okla. – Citizens in Norman will weigh in on a proposal to outfit their officers with body-worn cameras. A public forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. Last week, Oklahoma City police finally decided to move forward with a plan to outfit the officers in their department after purchasing body cameras more than a year ago. In Choctaw, the department’s officers have worn body cameras for years. “I like the…

Purchasing new body cameras could help Danville PD become more efficient – WSLS

Monday, December 05, 2016

DANVILLE (WSLS 10) – Danville police officers could soon have new, higher-quality body cameras. The department has received a $13,491 Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services for 26 cameras. Danville City Council is now in the process of appropriating the money. For Officer Robert Landrum, wearing a body camera is something that took a little getting used to, but since he started wearing one he’s realized…

Purchasing new body cameras could help Danville PD become more efficient – WSLS

Monday, December 05, 2016

DANVILLE (WSLS 10) – Danville police officers could soon have new, higher-quality body cameras. The department has received a $13,491 Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services for 26 cameras. Danville City Council is now in the process of appropriating the money. For Officer Robert Landrum, wearing a body camera is something that took a little getting used to, but since he started wearing one he’s realized…

RTC’s traffic cameras can be turned off after violent crashes | Las … – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, December 05, 2016

Live images of traffic-clogged freeways flashing on morning newscasts usually help motorists decide how to get to work. The footage is captured on roughly 600 cameras mounted throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and readily shared by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. But, as several local journalists recently learned, there are moments when the cameras need to go dark. There are some images that just can’t — or shouldn’t…

RTC’s traffic cameras can be turned off after violent crashes | Las … – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, December 05, 2016

Live images of traffic-clogged freeways flashing on morning newscasts usually help motorists decide how to get to work. The footage is captured on roughly 600 cameras mounted throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and readily shared by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. But, as several local journalists recently learned, there are moments when the cameras need to go dark. There are some images that just can’t — or shouldn’t…

Police trail-cameras get something unexpected – NOLA.com

Monday, December 05, 2016

Few gadgets have revolutionized deer hunting more than motion-activated cameras, called trail-cams by most game chasers. Hunters scatter the cameras throughout the woods they hunt, concentrating them over scrapes and along well-used trails, to try to figure out timing patterns of big bucks. Trail-cams are also used by scientists to watch for animals that are unexpectedly using certain habitats. That happened in a park in Gardner, Kan., where citizens had…

Police trail-cameras get something unexpected – NOLA.com

Monday, December 05, 2016

Few gadgets have revolutionized deer hunting more than motion-activated cameras, called trail-cams by most game chasers. Hunters scatter the cameras throughout the woods they hunt, concentrating them over scrapes and along well-used trails, to try to figure out timing patterns of big bucks. Trail-cams are also used by scientists to watch for animals that are unexpectedly using certain habitats. That happened in a park in Gardner, Kan., where citizens had…

Norman Considering Body Cameras For Police – News9.com … – news9.com KWTV

Monday, December 05, 2016

Two people have been shot Monday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.

Norman Considering Body Cameras For Police – News9.com … – news9.com KWTV

Monday, December 05, 2016

Two people have been shot Monday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.

Letters on speed cameras, Electoral College – York Daily Record/Sunday News

Monday, December 05, 2016

–(Photo: -)   Use speed enforcement cameras on I-83 Following the recent stories on Interstate 83, I have to suggest a simple, effective but highly unpopular solution to the problem. We must slow down and encourage the police to enforce the speed limit. We also must allow the police to have the tools they need, including the most effective tool, the camera. Interstate 695, the Baltimore Beltway, is often as…

RTC’s traffic cameras can go dark after violent crashes – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, December 05, 2016

Live images of traffic-clogged freeways flashing on morning newscasts usually help motorists decide how to get to work. The footage is captured on roughly 600 cameras mounted throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and readily shared by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. But, as several local journalists recently learned, there are moments when the cameras need to go dark. There are some images that just can’t — or shouldn’t…

RTC’s traffic cameras can go dark after violent crashes – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, December 05, 2016

Live images of traffic-clogged freeways flashing on morning newscasts usually help motorists decide how to get to work. The footage is captured on roughly 600 cameras mounted throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and readily shared by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. But, as several local journalists recently learned, there are moments when the cameras need to go dark. There are some images that just can’t — or shouldn’t…

Norman Considering Body Cameras For Police – news9.com KWTV

Monday, December 05, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning.

Body Cameras Especially Urgent Under Trump Administration – Forbes

Monday, December 05, 2016

There are strong indicators that President-elect Donald Trump plans to govern as a tough-on-crime executive. In addition to his fire and brimstone law and order rhetoric during the campaign, he has nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Attorney General, which has civil libertarians deeply concerned. As such, it’s worth asking how a Trump administration will approach the issue of body cameras, one of the most discussed and promising new law…