In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility, the Los Angeles Police Department cast an acquisitive eye on software being developed by Palantir, a startup funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm.
The big problem in northeast LA right now is that people keep leaving their car doors unlocked at night and stuff is getting stolen. LAPD's solution? 7-minute DIY zombie movie. Perfect. »
What do you get when you outfit a Caterpillar forklift with a gigantic telescopic arm, remote controls, and the ability to bully both vehicles and houses smaller than itself? The LAPD's ultimate bomb disposal tool: BATCAT. »
The LAPD's got a new ride, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The car has a 355 hp and 384 foot-pounds of torque engine. But this isn't just some Ford Crown Vic LEE with a fancy new body kit; this cruiser is packed with cutting-edge technology. »
If you regularly kick down doors and beat people over the head with hard things, you're either part of the LAPD or an action movie star. Either way, you should really be carrying this Pelican 7060 LED flashlight, the official flashlight of the Los Angeles Police Department. If you thought your Mag Light was both tough… »
See that badass guy above holding the gun? Well that's no gun—that's a flashlight. Ok, it's really a gun. But the new Pelican 7060 is still hardcore enough to fool you for a moment, and that's all that matters. »Despite having little clue what this means, we still hope to pick one up when the Pelican 7060 is…
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to install "dart-like" GPS devices from Starchase, LLC, that will be propelled from officers cars and attach to fleeing vehicles. Once attached, a GPS sensor kicks, from which officers can monitor the vehicle s movements via a secure website, as the homing beacon transmits all… »