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How to Successfully Pull Off a Remote Training During COVID-19

Captain Dan Zdybek and Deputy Ryan Sottile,
Public safety agencies are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 in many areas, including how we train our employees on new technologies. For Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, we had to change our initial plans around in-person training for our new…
The New Frontier in Police Reporting

The New Frontier in Police Reporting

Rohit Chhabra,
New challenges continuously arise for public safety agencies. Often, these new challenges can come with little to no warning, leaving virtually no time to prepare. As seen with the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, law enforcement had…
How Can Collaboration Drive Faster Emergency Response

How Can Collaboration Drive Faster Emergency Response?

Dan Whipple,
The City of Seattle is known for its lush scenery and a cityscape bisected by several waterways. Bridges are often the primary lifelines connecting different parts of the city. In an emergency, it is critical these lifelines are available to…
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The Real Cost of False Alarms for Public Safety

Assistant Chief Gil Slouchick,
The Columbus Police Department in Georgia is like many other large law enforcement agencies in the United States today. We’re short-staffed on officers. A goal of the department is to minimize the number of non-emergency calls officers too…
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Working from Home When Working for the Government: Tips for Success

Danilo Gargiulo,
Telework has always been broadcast as the way of the future. However, up until a few months ago, few companies took advantage of teleworking as a solution for their personnel. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) swept the nation earlier this…
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How to Budget for a “What If?”

Danilo Gargiulo,
Budgeting can be among one of the most stressful tasks for any organization as a variety of unknowns must be accounted for in the planning process. It can be especially tedious for municipalities and state governments that must follow strict…
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Strengthening Internal Communications for a Stronger Community

Danilo Gargiulo,
The primary responsibility of local governments is to serve their community. From a communications standpoint, this can mean much of the focus often lies on externally communicating important updates and initiatives that will impact daily life…
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How SaaS Can Streamline Government Operations

Danilo Gargiulo
Local governments should always be looking for ways to streamline their operations. Budgetary restraints, increased citizen demands for services and data security are all roadblocks that arise when governments are looking for new ways to create…

Why All Government Websites Need to be Mobile Friendly

Danilo Gargiulo,
Mobile devices accounted for 16.2 percent of worldwide internet traffic in 2013. Six years later that percentage more than tripled, with mobile devices making up 52.2 percent of internet traffic in 2019. According to the Pew Research Center,…