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					                 LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE (LES)

iPhone Applications Used Against Officers
Recently on a search warrant, a new Verizon Droid Smartphone was
seized. The arrestee had several applications that officers need to be
aware of: Cop Recorder, Police Alert Lite, Trapster; Caller ID Faker,
and a digital scale

Cop Recorder: This can be activated while in a pocket and record
everything the officer is saying. When activated it gives a warning
statement to the user, which is basically the Miranda rights and advises
against talking to an officer until they speak to an attorney.

Trapster: This application is downloaded from Trapster.com and it relies on
other Trapster users to mark on the phone where radar is set up. This
application will alert other Trapster users as they are approaching a radar
location.

Police Alert Lite: Operates off a scanner and maps officers’ locations.

Caller ID Faker: Allows the caller to type in whatever phone number they
want to display on the caller ID of the person they are calling.

Digital Scale: With the scale, the phone can be used to weigh in ounces or
grams.

KCTEW Analyst Note: Take the time to look at an arrestee’s cell phone to
see what applications they have. Apple says they currently have 150,000
phone applications available now, and new ones are being tested each
day.

Sources:
March 31, 2010 Email from Lt: M.T. Tierney, West Palm Beach Police Department.
USA Today, Many Apple iPad apps pricey but powerful, 4/02/2010




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