Interview With Law Enforcement On Surveillance

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Apr 30, 2013

We recently interviewed International Association of Chiefs of Police experts about various issues, uses and best practices for police agencies regarding video surveillance. We touched on topics ranging from storage and codec frustrations to crime displacement and drones. In this post, we recap the conversation and provide the complete transcript.

Inside, see law enforcement comments on:

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License ***** *********** **********

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“***** ** ************* ***** ** ***** ** *** **** * crime ** *********. [****] *****’* * ****** *** ****** **** the ******** ********* ** ***** *** ***** ***, **** *** *********** capture *** ** ***** ******* ******. ** *** **** *********** value ... ** *****’* ********** *** ***** **** *** ****** on ************* *****.”

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Legal ******** **** ******* *****Some of the first digital cameras used internal storage to record video which was a problem when it came time for investigators to provide original video in court. The original was on a drive inside the camcorder, (and had probably been recorded over because the same camcorder was used for multiple cases). This actually makes the first DVD copy the “original.”

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Dummy *******Law enforcement sentiment was that dummy cameras are a waste of money and a bad idea. If a person is worried about activity that needs to be deterred they’re “wasting everybody’s time” by opting for a dummy camera instead of a real camera. Said one interviewee, “I’ve not seen a dummy camera that looks real enough to fool most people ... The only way you can put up a camera that looks real is to put an actual camera up there. I think that’s more of a market ploy than anything.”

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Comments (10)

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