Los Angeles Police Department

California will audit police use of automated license plate readers


The state auditor will investigate the technology used by police statewide, including detailed examinations of a handful of agencies, including the LAPD.

LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department's 'backwards' technology


Many of the department's workstations are more than seven years old and can reportedly take as long as 20 minutes to boot up.

Public disapproval flares against 2nd LAPD drone proposal


Residents of Los Angeles say the city's police department hasn't established the requisite trust to use the technology, even for tactical operations.

Researchers: State, local police need to get educated about cyber right away


A new guide from policing experts and cyber researchers lays out ways for state and local law enforcement agencies to embrace cybersecurity strategies.

Los Angeles adding smart Tasers to body camera program


The Los Angeles Police Department plans to purchase more than 3,000 nonlethal smart weapons from Taser that can interact wirelessly with an officer’s body camera. The device, the Taser X26P Smart Weapon, connects with an officer’s camera via Bluetooth and can automatically power on the officer’s camera when the safety switch on the device is turned off.