Even though there is a lot of public dissent regarding the police, the fact that they are responsible for us safely sleeping in our beds every night cannot go unnoticed. Technology has improved over the years, leading to more and more chances of criminals making illicit use of it in order to commit crimes for their own personal good. But law enforcement isn’t lagging behind, either, since newer technologies also leads to better methods of detecting crime and dealing with it. So, without any further ado, here are the top 10 technologies which the police will probably use in the years to come:
1. Super Recognizers
Super-recognizers are basically people who can never forget a face that they see. Though it seems uncanny, it’s true, and a lot of police officers in London have already harnessed this trait by recruiting 200 super-recognizers into their police force. It goes without saying that the applications of super recognizers will be useful in both petty and big crimes. Even though it’s not technically a technology, but since this ability is quite advantageous, we doubt that there would be a police force left that wouldn’t have a super-recognizer in the near future.
2. Robotic Cops
Science fiction has always stressed on the possibility of robots being a huge part of our daily lives in the future, and quite frankly, it is true. We’ve already witnessed a lot of prototypes over the last couple of years. Knowing this, and that AI (Artificial Intelligence) has already improved a lot since it’s invention, there’s no doubt that the future is a lot closer than we think, especially considering that a collab between US Navy Reserves and Florida International University will let injured police officers fight in the front lines by controlling mobile robots, which can do most of the mundane jobs that a cop usually does.
3. Digital Autopsy
A large percentage of police officers face homicidal and suicide cases on a regular basis, but that job has its own set of problems when it comes to autopsy, with the most common reasons being family or religion preferences. Hopefully, with the new method of autopsy, named Virtual autopsy all of this might change and help the cops deal with such situations a lot more efficiently. Virtual autopsy combines the scan methods of MRI and CT in order to generate a Three-dimensional image of the body which can later by analysed by pathologists, all without involving the use of a single scalpel.