Category: Captain’s Corner

3G – 4G – 5G Network: What’s the difference?

“The nation’s fastest 3G network.” “On the largest, most advanced 4G LTE network.” “The nation’s first 5G network.” We’ve heard those phrases countless times over the past 15 years as mobile carriers try to prove that their wireless network is better than competitors.  But, have we ever really understood what that means and how it…

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The Use of Video by Law Enforcement

To keep the public safe, law enforcement agencies have always relied on the latest technology.  Each decade of the 1900s can be marked by the introduction of a critical investigative technology.    1900s: The introduction of fingerprinting  1920s: The introduction of the polygraph machine  1930s: The introduction of two-way radios  1940s: Radar detectors used to capture vehicle speeds  1950s: Electronic data processing machines summarized arrests and warrants  1960s: The…

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5 Common Myths about License Plate Readers

Before license plate reader (LPR) technology, law enforcement agencies built databases by hand. Now license plate readers allow for quick capture and building of the database. As a result, officers can spend more time on following leads and solving cases. With the increase in popularity of LPR systems, many common misconceptions have been circling around. …

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Tips for Choosing the Right Device for Mobile Wireless Connection

Need help choosing the correct device for mobile connectivity? The mobile work force relies heavily on cellular connectivity to provide internet access anywhere in the field. It is especially important that these workers are connected at all times. Police officers are in their vehicles for a majority of their shift and being connected to dispatch…

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What happens when you don’t pay your parking ticket?

In 2016, over $600 million worth of outstanding parking tickets were deemed uncollectible in New York City. What does unpaid tickets mean for the residents of the city? Parking ticket revenue typically goes to a city’s general fund, although it may vary with local government. The general fund supports the most basic city services such…

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Body Worn Cameras: All Angles to Consider

In today’s blog Lindsey Cooksey, Brite’s Eastern  Public Safety Manager, touches on major points most have overlooked with Body Worn Camera technology. Body Worn Cameras (BWC) are the latest hot topic technology being called for and implemented as part of a police officer’s uniform. With recent shootings and other officer involved incidents sparking outcry from communities…

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