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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Statistics on Law Enforcement Technology

An estimated 32 percent of local police departments provided at least some officers with body-worn cameras in 2013. That's according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report, Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment and Technology, focuses on trends in the adoption of new types of equipment and technology. Topics include nonlethal weapons, in-car and body-worn video cameras and license plate readers. The report covers the use of information technology by officers in the field to access records systems and to transmit incident reports. To read the report, go to

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