Police to get mobile fingerprinting, digital forensics and wearable video

News in brief: New tech joins the force
Written by Richard Thurston, Contributor

News in brief: New tech joins the force

The organisation responsible for bringing high-tech equipment to the police has published its strategy for the next three years.

In the Science and Innovation strategy, unveiled last week, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) laid out a number of new technologies it will begin using, including mobile fingerprinting, wearable video devices and digital forensics.

NPIA chief executive, Peter Neyroud, said in a statement: "By applying modern science on the front line, police officers are detecting criminals faster, staying on the beat for longer and making decisions based on better evidence about what works."

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New tech will let police scan fingerprints on the beat
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For more, see Police to get mobile fingerprint-checking tech on ZDNet UK.

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