The Advancement in Law Enforcement Technology has come a long way over the years. The history of policing began in the early 1900’s. The advent of fingerprinting in the 1900s and of crime laboratories inthe 1920s greatly augmented the police capacity to solve crimes. The introduction ofthe two-way radio and the widespread use of the automobile in the 1930s multipliedpolice productivity in responding to incidents.
The above statement is brought up because it’s important to see just how far in technology we have come. Many police technologies are drawn and adapted from the commercial marketplace.Cars, radios, computers, and firearms are examples.To determine technology requirements, the Office of Science and Technology regularlysurveys the police through its Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology(Schafer).