If you were a police manager responsible for setting up a new in-car video system, what technology would you include?
An In Car Video system allows the collection of information and resources. These are used for researching motion picture acquisition technologies. It covers digital video recorders, radar based systems and vehicle mounted camera options. They provide law enforcement officers with additional eyes and ears. The Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology can be included while setting up a new in car video system. The Automated License Plate Recognition systems automatically capture an image of a vehicle’s license plate. The image is transformed to characters and compared to plate number acquired to the databases of vehicles of interest. Then an alert is given to a police officer when the vehicle of interest has been observed (De, Ponsaers, Vijver, Bruggeman & Deelman, 2011).
How would you configure the activation scheme?
Configuration requires proper planning, implementation, training, deployment, use and management of the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology and the information it provides. The license plate reader should be fully funded including interrelated information sharing networks. This encourages configuration and thus appropriate law enforcement information is shared (De, Ponsaers, Vijver, Bruggeman & Deelman, 2011).
How long would you keep the information? Explain your answer.
In Hess, Orthmann & Cho, 2014, since there are policies developed in order to ensure quality of data, security of the system and privacy of the information gathered, information can be kept as long as possible. There must be compliance with applicable laws and regulations and this ensures that information is kept long enough.
Let’s make it even more interesting. Presume that you have a limited budget and can afford a fully integrated system for a few patrol cars or a limited system for all of your patrol cars. Which would you choose and why?
A fully integrated system for a few patrol cars is the best option. A full integrated system gives police departments and law enforcement officers access to high speed communication as compared to a limited system. A full integrated system provides rich data and the security and control of data network is enabled as compared to a limited system (Hess, Orthmann & Cho, 2014).
Hess, K. M., Orthmann, C. M. H., & Cho, H. L. (2014). Police operations: Theory and practice. Clifton Park, N.Y: Delmar.
De, P. E., Ponsaers, P., Vijver, K. ., Bruggeman, W., & Deelman, P. (2011). Technological-led policing. Antwerp: Maklu.