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Captain Michael Riggio was the number two for counterterrorism for the New York City Police Department before being hired away by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. CREDIT DANIEL RIVERO / WLRN
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How The Parkland Tragedy Has Changed Policing Across Florida

In the year since the tragedy in Parkland, police departments across the state have adjusted their policing strategies to address threats of violence in the community. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which was passed the Florida legislature weeks after the shooting, mandated a number of changes, including putting more police in schools and engaging with troubled individuals.
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Intersection: Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement

The Orlando Police Department is testing real time facial recognition software. The trial started in December and involved volunteer officers and city cameras. After it wrapped up in June, the city later announced they’d continue testing the software to see if the technology could help enhance public safety. Now, civil liberties organizations are calling on the city to stop using the software. Deputy Chief Mark Canty of the OPD, Clare Garvey with Georgetown Law and Roger Rodriguez with Vigilant Solutions join us to discuss the implications of this technology and what may take place if it’s implemented.
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OPD Launches Traffic Stop Safety Campaign

Pull safely off to the right, don’t make sudden movements, and roll down all car windows. That’s just some of the advice the Orlando Police Department is spreading through a new social media campaign focused on traffic stops.  The campaign stems from discussions with the citizens’ police review board.
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