INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has offered the world police body’s full assistance in the investigation and disaster victim identification efforts following the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine.
Following reports that Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 carrying 295 passengers and crew had crashed near the Russian border, INTERPOL’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre (CCC) immediately contacted the National Central Bureaus in The Hague, Kiev and Kuala Lumpur to offer the organization’s support.
At the request of the Ukrainian authorities INTERPOL is to deploy an Incident Response Team (IRT) to help coordinate the identification of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 which crashed on the 17th of June. The INTERPOL team, which includes Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts and a representative from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) will be deployed within the next 48 hours to provide on-site assistance.
Leicestershire Police is the first force in the UK test new ‘face recognition’ software which could transform the way criminals are tracked down.
It’s called NeoFace and it’s capable of comparing any digital image – such as CCTV or police body camera footage – with any photo held on the Leicestershire Police database.
The computer programme has been under evaluation for a couple of months and around two hundred suspects have already been put through the system, with a high success rate of identification.
Dubai Police has announced its Smart Services Department is currently testing Google Glass for possible use by traffic police, Gulf News has reported. Google Glass is a small computer mounted onto glasses. It can take photos, record video, access the internet and give directions among other uses. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the smart glass has a high-resolution display that is the equivalent of a 63.5cm high-definition screen from 2.4 metres away. It also feature a 5-megapixel camera.
The Dutch Safety Board is shocked by the air disaster in Ukraine and thoughts are with the next of kin of those on board. The Board will be doing all it can to provide next of kin with as much information as possible about the disaster. Therefore the Board will be travelling to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity to take part in the international investigation into the disaster, which occurred in the Donetsk region.