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Solving Short-Term Rental Challenges for Code Enforcement

Ulrik Binzer,
For consumers, the sharing economy offers convenience. For the government, it presents regulatory gray areas. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of short-term vacation rentals (STRs) more than doubled. Cities and counties across North America…

How One California County is Getting Its Fiscal House in Order

Nathan Black,
Finding new solutions to challenging budgeting and finances issues is a common theme among local governments. Municipalities are turning to tech to help get their fiscal house in order and improve their fiscal health for the long term. Here’s how Sutter County, California turned these liabilities into opportunities.

Getting Your Officers Ready for NIBRS

Steve Seoane
The deadline to switch to NIBRS is less than a year away, and the clock is ticking. Agencies need to start preparing with these 4 tips to ensure their officers are ready for the transition.

The Decade of the New Smart City

Jeff Armstrong
It wasn’t so long ago when a city’s technology was considered “smart” if streets had synchronized traffic lights. Much has changed since then – smart streetlight sensors collect and transmit data on everything from traffic flow, weather,…

5 Positive Cop Interactions That Will Make You Smile

ShareBlueSmiles,
2019 was a memorable year for law enforcement agencies, filled with compassionate actions and above-and-beyond service from brave men and women. But if you tuned into the news or checked your social feed, you would probably find that these…

Top 3 Predictions for Local Governments in 2020

Jeff Armstrong,
2020 is projected to be a busy year for government – it’s an election year, citizens are increasingly engaging with their local governments, and new technologies are continuously raising the public’s expectation of their government’s services. Municipalities should be focused on the three trends for local governments in 2020.

The 2 Major Problems in Government and How to Solve Them

Marcy Turkington
A local government’s primary purpose is to make daily life for citizens better. But they can’t do that effectively if facing problems of their own. In the coming years, local governments will be confronted with major, internal challenges…

How Will Automation Impact Law Enforcement?

Steve Seoane
Automation has permanently altered the way our society and economy operate. As more and more technology and automation are implemented in virtually every industry, what are the implications for the public sector? And in what ways will automation impact law enforcement?
top 4 predictions for public safety in 2020

Top 4 Predictions for Public Safety in 2020

Steve Seoane,
New threats and recurring challenges often mark the start of a new year, placing greater demand on law enforcement and public safety agencies to remedy them. Though much is unknown about the future, public safety professionals should be aware…