Members of the San Diego Police Department recently welcomed law enforcement officials from all over the country as they attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.
A local news station reported the conference was about more than just renewing old relationships and forging new ones. It was also an opportunity for vendors of crime fighting technologies to showcase their wares. Some gadgets included futuristic police cars, which were equipped with license plate scanners, biological weapons scanners and infrared cameras. Other technologies included an unmanned flying device that allows officers to track a fleeing suspect and wearable cameras.
A spokesperson from the San Diego Police Department said they were happy America’s Finest City was chosen to host the 2012 event.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police conference takes place each year and allows law enforcement officials from throughout the nation to discuss best practices, new technologies and to gain insight as to better ways to fight and deter crime. More than 200 educational sessions are also offered, and cover topics ranging from violent crime deterrence, issues surrounding use of force and strategies when it comes to partnering with private security. In addition to the educational sessions, approximately 800 vendors were on hand to showcase various crime fighting products.