Adopting New Technology

From the Directors: Decision Factors for Adopting a Technology


U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice


Nancy Rodriguez, Chris Tillery

Technology is a key component of any law enforcement operation — new, innovative technologies can support more efficient crime prevention and response; better protect police officers and the public; and potentially improve relationships between law enforcement and the community through better, more transparent exchanges of information. This brief article outlines and details key steps and decisions a law enforcement organization should take in determining the adoption of new technologies.

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