Surveillance

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone Use

San Jose’s police department says it will begin field testing cameras on about a dozen officers in September with full implementation a year later. They also said they won’t roll out drone technology until 2017.

03/17/2015

BART Portable Aerial Observation Tower

BART Police Fight Crime From High Above In Portable Aerial Surveillance Tower

Commuters were curious to know just exactly what was the 25 foot tall contraption looming over the parking lot at the North Berkeley BART station. One commuter called it the ‘Leaning Tower of Policia’ on Facebook.

03/11/2015

(CBS SF)

Berkeley Liquor Stores Now Required To Install Surveillance Cameras To Deter Crime

Some Bay Area liquor stores will have to either install or beef up their video surveillance systems for a new effort to fight crime in Berkeley’s most troublesome areas.

03/11/2015

A rat (circled in red) was caught on video as it scurried among Singh's appliances.

Tenant Of Rat-Infested Sacto Apartment Catches Rodents On Video To Get Out Of Her Lease

A Sacramento-area apartment infested with rats lead to an ugly landlord-tenant showdown. Neither side would budge until a video camera caught the critters creeping around.

02/28/2015

(CBS SF)

Expect More Surveillance Cameras On Muni Buses To Capture Close Calls

After they have been proven to cut down on close calls, Muni is planning to install even more surveillance cameras on buses.

02/18/2015

Surveillance image of a man police say punched a teenager and stole his puppy while aboard a San Francisco Muni bus. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Surveillance Images Released Of Man Police Say Stole Puppy After Punching SF Muni Passenger

Police have released surveillance images of a man who allegedly punched an 18-year-old aboard a San Francisco Muni bus and stole his pit bull puppy out of a backpack.

01/28/2015

Rashawn Williams

Charges Dropped Against Teen In Stabbing Death After Video Reveals New Knife-Wielding Suspect

Homicide charges were dropped Tuesday by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office against a teenage boy who had been accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the city’s Mission District last September.

01/27/2015

(Wesley Fryer/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

Law enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.

01/26/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

If You Drive In Oakland, Police Probably Know Where You’ve Been

A San Francisco-based civil liberties group is painting a stark portrait of what it looks like when tens of thousands of cars are tracked on the streets of Oakland over an eight day period.

01/21/2015

(Tijuana Secretary of Public Security)

Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

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