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Dubai​ Police To Patrol With Hoverbikes


Dubai police force announced that officers will soon be speeding around the city’s skies on electric police hoverbikes. The Star Wars-style, battery-powered hoverbikes can fly at a height of five meters (16.4 feet) and reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) per hour. The bike was co-developed for emergency response teams with Russian drone manufacturer Hoversurf and is called the Hoversurf Scorpion.

The officer can use the Scorpion over heavy traffic in emergencies. “The bike can also fly without a passenger up to six kilometers and can fly for 25 minutes carrying up to 300kg (661 lbs) of weight at a speed of 70kph.


Police Department Upstate New York Has Drones


Western New York police department has purchased a drone for $9,994.99.

It will be flying the skies of West Seneca to help officers solve crimes and keep the community safe. The grant was secured by State Senator Patrick Gallivan.

West Seneca Police have been training for eight months on how to use this new technology, which officers say will assist in many different police missions including search and rescues, creek levels during flooding and crime scene analysis.

The drone is equipped to drop items to those in need, such as a during a hostage situation. They can put a cell phone in it for delivery to someone in need, during a hostage situation which will help our hostage negotiators maintain communication with them.The drone can travel up to 400 feet high, with a speed up to 50 miles per hour, with a rotating camera that captures video from all angles.

The drone also can give the investigators an indicator of where a fire started,” according to Lt. McNamara. “Accident investigation, that can be used to show the weather conditions at the time of an accident.”

The department is ready to start flying, but is waiting for final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the drone at night.

Groundbreaking Survey On Police Officers & How they View their Jobs


The Pew Research Center has released a survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform. The groundbreaking survey   is of nearly 8,000 sworn police officers who work in departments around the U.S. with at least 100 officers. The survey provides a detailed look at how officers feel about their jobs and how they view relations with the communities they serve at a time of increased tensions following high-profile encounters between law enforcement and blacks.

Artificial Intelligence & Dubai Police Dept


In addition to its fleet of supercars, the Dubai Police are now enlisting the help of...

In addition to its fleet of supercars, the Dubai Police are now enlisting the help of Crime Prediction software(Credit: Abdullah AlBargan via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0))

The Dubai Police department not only have luxury cars, they also have artificial intelligence crime prediction software.

The Dubai Police is the latest to have AI backup, in the form of Space Imaging Middle East’s (SIME) new Crime Prediction software.

SIME’s software is said to work like others already in use: machine learning algorithms are fed existing data and intelligence from police databases to identify patterns that human crime analysts might miss. The system can then use those patterns to determine where crime may be likely to occur next, and inform a police force where to best deploy officers and other resources. The idea isn’t just to go there and arrest suspicious-looking people, but to use a larger police presence in an area to deter crime from happening in the first place.

Does It Work? Police departments in various US cities have been using systems like Predpol, HunchLab and Series Finder for years, with mixed results and uneasy moral implications. After using HunchLab for 12 months, the St Louis County Police department expects a drop in this year’s crime statistics, but the results are hard to measure as a direct effect of predictive policing.

SIME hasn’t given many details on exactly how its system works or if it’s built to overcome some of these issues, but others like HunchLab are actively trying to be transparent about its inner workings.

Facial Recognition & Police

A new study published Tuesday by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology.

The study reveals:

  • Around 117 million American adults are already in a facial recognition network.
  • The FBI runs searches of face recognition databases more often than wiretaps.
  • About 25 percent of police departments across the country have access to facial recognition networks. Those networks are often cross-referenced with databases of ID photos such as driver’s licenses.

According to the report. law enforcement can do almost whatever they want with this technology, including scanning the photos of people who have never committed a crime. No state legislature “has passed a law comprehensively regulating police face recognition,”

Dubai’s Police Drive Luxury Cars

Known as “the shopping capital of the Middle East,”Dubai is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and has become a major international tourist destination. With such a high concentration of wealth, Dubai is also home to some of the most mouthwatering supercars on the planet — so many, in fact, that some even turn up abandoned in the desert.

The city’s wealth extends to its police force, and it believes that the best way to fight speed is with speed. Sure, police forces in other countries have a few halo cars that are great for promotional purposes, but a list of the Dubai Police fleet reads like a who’s who of supercars.

1. Brabus G 700

Brabus GClass

Source: Brabus

2. Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10

The Dubai Police added one of the British supercars to its fleet in December 2013.

4. Nissan GT-R

2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO

With a base price of around $100,000, the GT-R is a bargain

5. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


Gull-wing doors aren’t usually thought of as an essential feature on police cars, but the Dubai Police’s use of the SLS AMG might make other departments reconsider. but trick doors aren’t the big Mercedes’ only party trick: with a 6.3 liter, 539 horsepower V8, taking the car from zero-to-60 in 3.6 seconds, the SLS AMG is one of the most no-nonsense supercars in the world.

7. Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin

Built as an ultra-limited run of 77 cars, with a price of around $1.5 million, the One-77 is a carbon fiber-bodied supercar with a top speed of 220 mile per hour. The Dubai police probably wouldn’t want to use the One-77 for PIT maneuvers, but its blinding speed and menacing looks would come in handy in high-speed pursuits.

8. Lamborghini Aventador


Powered by a 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Dubai Police Aventador can go from zero-to-60 in under 3 seconds, and has a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Even lined up against the others in the Dubai fleet, the Aventador is simply one of the most insane cars ever to serve on the right side of The Thin Blue Line.

9. Ferrari FF

Dubai FerrariFF

The FF is a four-seater all-wheel drive V12-powered car supercar. Zero-to-60 comes in just 3.7 seconds, and its top speed is 208 miles per hour.

10. BMW i8

Dubai Police car

The i8 is the newest addition to the Dubai fleet, and since its introduction in 2014, the futuristic BMW has been hailed as the future of supercars. With its mid-mounted three-cylinder engine connected to two electric motors generating 357 horsepower, the i8 goes from zero-to-60 in 4.2 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Dubai’s fleet of supercars has raised the department’s profile to global levels, and with each new car, the department stays in the headlines for the right reasons. The cars may see little of the daily wear and tear that most police cars endure, but their function is equally as important. Dubai is one of the most wealthy and desirable cities in the word, its unique fleet of police supercars is a reminder of why Dubai is unlike anyplace else on earth.

#‎Dubai‬ Police car fleet amongst the world’s best ‪#‎police‬ cars… Images courtesy Dubai Media Office

National Sheriffs Association Concerned About Google’s Traffic App “WAZE”


It appears that the WAZE app can warn drivers when the police is nearby. A meeting at a National Sheriffs Association conference earlier this month, a group of sheriffs raised concerns that the app can be used for “stalking” police officers. Waze, a social traffic app available for iOS, Android and Windows devices, allows users to report on traffic jams, accidents and other commute problems. Users can also report the location of police officers and radar-based speed traps, which are highlighted with a police-officer icon on a map. A National Sheriffs Association spokesman said this was just a concern that some members of the organization raised at its winter conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., between Jan. 20 and 24.

Waze’s greatest appeal is its social and gamification features. Users earn points whenever they contribute road information, and as points rack up, their ranking in the Waze community rises. (User designations begin at “Waze Baby” and go up to “Waze Royalty.”)

Users can also contribute by editing Waze’s maps to fix problems they may see. The more a user drives and edits, the higher their clout as a Waze editor, and the more their editing permissions expand.

The app also eliminates the need for “I’m-five-minutes-away” texts to friends. That’s because users can see live updates of their buddies who use Waze, as they travel towards an event or meeting spot. Waze also has Facebook integration, so directions for Facebook events to which users have RSVP’d automatically show up in the app.

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