Public Safety

When Do I Need to Call 911?

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240 million 911 calls are made every year in the United States.  But not all of them should be considered real emergencies, according to dispatchers.  Emergency situations don’t happen every day for regular citizens. When an…
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Steve Seoane

Newsweek: Gen Z, Millennials Twice as Concerned About Active Shooters As Baby Boomers, Survey Finds

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Members of Gen Z and millennials are twice as concerned about mass shooters as baby boomers, according to a survey from CentralSquare Technologies. Newsweek covers this urgent issue facing young Americans today.
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govthink

Developer Minute: How Police Are Using Big Data

Big data can be both a blessing and a curse, especially for public safety. It has the potential to provide insights into previously unknown connections or relationships between vast amounts of specific, seemingly disparate data points. As a…
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Laird Garner

Why Attending IACP 2019 Can Lead to Lower Crime Rates

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You might be wondering in what ways would attending the IACP 2019 conference benefit your agency. How could attending a conference help your officers combat rising crime rates or solve the day-to-day problems affecting your citizens? Because…
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Steve Seoane

How Technology is Detoxing the Opioid Crisis

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The opioid crisis has devastated communities from coast to coast, presenting a unique challenge to law enforcement on how best to respond. Hear what police chiefs and other law enforcement leaders are saying about how technology is changing public safety's approach to solving the opioid epidemic and allowing them to help their communities more effectively.
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govthink

How Law Enforcement is Planning on Using Augmented Reality Technology

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When it comes to digital innovation, the public safety sector is challenged to keep up with the consumer market, usually due to factors like budgetary constraints – not from a lack of desire. As technology rapidly advances and perpetrators…
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Steve Seoane

Law Enforcement’s Cheat Sheet to the 911 Federal Grant Program

Is your agency slowed down by outdated systems or overburdened because of limited capabilities or simply ready for a Next Generation 911 (NG911) refresh? If so, this could be your time to cash in on millions of dollars of grant money and create…
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Steve Seoane

Before You Begin: 3 Recommendations for a Smooth Technology Transition

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Undergoing a large technology project can impact every aspect of your organization and cause quite a bit of anxiety – what will change, what will remain the same, will we be successful?  These are all questions organizations have asked…
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Andi Mucklow

Overcoming the 5 Barriers to Joint Response Planning

When 911 is dialed, the caller hopes the nearest available responder will answer – people in need of immediate help aren’t concerned with which agency responds. However, this is frequently not the case when it comes to public safety and…
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Steve Seoane