Public Safety

Taming the Wild West of Evidence Management

Jonathan Mitchell,
Even as recent as ten years ago, the whole process of evidence collection could be boiled down to a one-time incident. Evidence collection would happen when an officer wrote her assessment of a situation into a police report. She would add…

The Solution to Fixing Information Overload in Law Enforcement

Jonathan Mitchell,
Today, more and more agencies are recognizing the importance of data sharing, the need for collaboration and the ability to coordinate public safety responses in real time. However, even as law enforcement agencies reap the benefits of data sharing, a new problem has emerged: information overload.

Are 911 Telecommunicators Really First Responders?

Suzanne Ladd,
911 dispatchers play a pivotal role in any emergency, but are they really first responders? For dispatchers working in the industry, the potential for reclassification is the first step in ensuring qualified people are on the front lines of an emergency.

The Hidden Advantage to Joining a CAD-to-CAD Network

Steve Seoane,
An interconnected CAD network can save dispatchers and agencies time when responding to a big event, like the Boston Marathon bombing. But there's one more advantage of CAD-to-CAD that can save lives.

How Chicago is Putting Public Safety First

Steve Seoane,
The City of Chicago has just made one of the largest public safety software deals of the past decade. Find out how they are enabling faster, more efficient emergency response for a city of 2.7 million.

5 Heartfelt Cop Interactions That Will Light Up Your Day

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Despite the majority of interactions between law enforcement and citizens having no use of force, the narrative on social media often portrays the opposite. This makes an already challenging job even more difficult for law enforcement officers.…

6 FAQs on Starting a Drone Program in Law Enforcement

Keith Singleton,
Thinking about starting a drone program at your agency? Are you debating whether or not it would be a good fit for your officers or deputies? Here are 6 of the most common questions that law enforcement agencies should ask when considering implementation…

Staying Safe at the Super Bowl: What Goes on Behind the Scenes to Keep You Safe at the Biggest Game of the Year

Commander Scott Gerlicher,
The Super Bowl is one of the most high-profile events of the year, drawing over a million tourists to the host city and averaging almost 100 million television viewers. Though the host city’s local economy benefits greatly from the surge…

Why UX Matters in Public Safety

Dave Castleton,
Distracted driving kills approximately 9 people and injures 1,000 more every day, according to the Center for Disease Control. Technology is the most common distraction in the driver’s seat. This problem helps illustrate why first responders deserve powerful, intuitive software that is as easy to use.