Crime fighting at the speed of light

Crime fighting at the speed of light

The radio revolutionized crime fighting — As a teenager, I had a police officer as a mentor. He used to joke that the police could travel at the speed of light because of the two-way radio. That was in the 1970s and communication technology has improved markedly since...
Operation Identification meets the internet

Operation Identification meets the internet

Police still urge the use of Operation Identification — For decades, the police have been urging citizens to embrace Operation Identification to no avail. Without it, the police have tremendous difficulties in solving burglaries and thefts on two fronts: The first is...
Troup County Sheriff recommends Operation Identification

Troup County Sheriff recommends Operation Identification

Operation Identification is widely embraced — The Troup County Sheriff, Georgia USA, recommends the traditional Operation Identification (OpID) strategy. I have taken the old OpID concept and migrated it to the web and made it much more robust. First conceived in 1963...
Police-community partnerships

Police-community partnerships

The best bang for the buck — Research indicates that one of the best ways to reduce crime is through police-community partnerships. From a cost-benefit perspective, the strategy has the biggest bang for the buck. We see a lot of fissures in the news concerning...