Police technology: Asia Pacific Police Technology Conference


The role of technology in improving the effectiveness of law enforcement is the focus of this conference. Topics discussed include: the role of information technology; managing the acquisition of technology; computer networks, databases and other coordinated information exchange facilities; computer aided investigations; utilising technology for training, mapping and security purposes; and forensic science applications and identification systems.

Proceedings of a conference held 12-14 November 1991


  • Opening address
    Michael Tate
  • Law enforcement and technology
    Robert Hamdorf
  • Managing the acquisition of technology
    Bruce Window
  • Law Enforcement Access Network
    Peter Roberts
  • Traffic cameras: the Victorian experience
    Michael G. Bourne and Ronald C. Cooke
  • Traffic policing: red light/speed cameras
    Wayne Jones and Bruce Leggatt
  • Mobile satellite communications
    Greg Ellis
  • Drugs - the role of the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Database
    Keith Askew
  • The National Police Research Unit  / Techsearch / 3M Audit Bag
    Des Berwick
  • RF radiation - facts and fallacies
    Ken Joyner
  • Investigative skills for the 1990s and beyond
    David Thompson
  • The future of forensic science
    James Robertson
  • Computer Identification System (CIDS): history, synopsis and future directions
    David Chadwick
  • Microphotometry and microspectrophotometry
    Dermot Allen
  • Physical damage to textiles
    Nigel Johnson
  • Mapping: tying data to the real world
    David Lewis
  • Computerised facial construction and reconstruction
    Adrian Paterson
  • Video recording of evidence: the 'I CARE' project
    John Heslop
  • Putting South Australia on the map
    Leanne Weber
  • Non-lethal incapacitation
    Robert Hamdorf
  • An introduction to firearms simulation technology
    Eric Danielsen
  • Command and Control: the computer aided dispatch system
    Senior Sergeant Neil Preston and Ralph Saunders
  • The use of CIE colour coordinates in forensic science
    Elizabeth Kostantakis and Professor Michael Pailthorpe
  • Automated fingerprint system
    Don Toews
  • Information technology: where is it in the coordination of emergency services?
    Peter S. Anderson
  • Fleet management
    William Horman
  • A national police car?
    Warren Hill
  • Security of public places: an overview
    Graham Bourman
  • Technology and the private security industry
    John Hemsley
  • The use of information technology standards to secure telecommunication networks
    John Snare
  • Closing address
    Des Berwick