Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous survey years. The report 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. It also covers the use of websites and social media by departments for exchanging information with citizens. Data are from the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
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