indian-police-320The U.S. army has been using GPS technology for a while now to help track criminals, recover kidnapped soldiers and provide mapping, but according to Tripathy, an IT expert, the Indian state police department is way behind the times. Tripathy has developed  system to track rebel activities in remote areas using GPS. As a member of a team that provided GPS for the Mumbai Police, he can vouch for the effectiveness of GPS when used to combat terror. GPS is even being used by many Delhi and Mumbai cops, but the technology isn’t as common through out Indian police departments as it should be. Tripathy believes that GPS is especially needed now to help combat the recent insurgence of Maoist Terror.

“A small microchip can be attached to the bodies of police personnel, who are engaged in combing operations. When they get kidnapped by rebels or criminals, it becomes easy to find out where these cops are being taken. So even if they are taken deep into the forest or in some remote areas, they can still be traced with the help of the system,” he said. (Via the Times of India)


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cagesecuritycamerastolenthiefOften it’s hard to make sense out of some theft crimes, but this latest string of thefts in Lakeland has police puzzled for good reason. In all 13 robberies, the thieves only stole surveillance cameras from the businesses they broke in to. No money or other valuables were taken. As a result, authorities have been left scratching their heads for as to what the motive is behind these thefts. Overall, the cameras in Lakeland, Florida averaged for $300 in value, while the cameras stolen from the local Sheriff’s office ranged in cost from $75 to $700.

One theory is that there might be a market for these security cameras outside of Florida. But we can’t help but wonder if there is a master plan behind all of these thefts, the likes of one you would see on the pages of a comic or novel? Are the criminals of the county planning on staging several grand elaborate heists? We can’t help but wonder… after all, the first step would be for them to eliminate the security cameras. (Via The Ledger)

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large_kenjonesBusted stories like the follow one are always amusing, but it really makes you wonder about the audacity of some thieves out there. Recently, a thief stole a camera and lens from a special exhibit at the Multnomah County’s Central Library. The exhibit featured a display full of police crime-fighting tools. The thief immediately went for a Nikon camera and lens which ironically was located next to a book titled “Crime Scene Photography”, an old fingerprint magnifying glass, a plastic police evidence bag, and bright yellow evidence markers.  A surveillance camera in the library caught the whole thing, and another surveillance camera even caught the thief holding the camera in the elevator as he exited the library.

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