Community safety in the digital age

Last updated: 04-02-2020

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Community safety in the digital age

You don’t have to look further than the news to see how technology is transforming the way law enforcement fights crime. Take the NYPD’s 2018 arrest of the “Tip Jar Bandit.” After a theft at a Staten Island deli, police used surveillance video to capture the perpetrator’s image and circulate it via social media to publicize it across the command and community. This spurred new info. When officers received a report of a person stealing a tip jar at a local tea shop, they were able to quickly a...


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