Public Safety

What is Rapid DNA?

Steve Seoane,
The introduction of fingerprinting and DNA testing as means of identification was a gamechanger for law enforcement. While controversial at the time of their initial deployment, those identification technologies have proven their innate value…

This is the LinkedIn for Crime Investigators

Rohit Chhabra,
Browse through Netflix and it won’t take you too long to find a new documentary about a serial killer or a whodunit cold case. Over the past few years, the surge of public interest in true crime stories has been attributed to the abundance…

4 Ways to Avoid a Government IT Project Failure

Andi Mucklow,
Anywhere between 70 to 80 percent of government IT projects struggle, and often fail, according to a survey done by the Boston Consulting Group. The combination of such an abysmal success rate with the fact that more and more governments are…

Law Enforcement on Successfully Transitioning to NIBRS

Law enforcement agencies across the country will be required to comply with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) as of January 1, 2021.  Transitioning to NIBRS will bring about some challenges, though it will ultimately…

Will Widespread Drone Use in Public Safety Become a Reality?

Keith Singleton,
Many people are aware of the incredible advancements in commercial drone technology. Only a few years ago, the quadcopter was a marvel of ingenuity and science. The potential for various uses spawned a myriad of ideas in the private sector,…

How Law Enforcement Can Train more Effectively for Active Shooters

Bryan Clark,
CAD, GIS and Communication Integrations for Active Shooter Response and Training A quick look over the FBI’s statistics on the 277 active shooter incidents in the United States from 2000 to 2018 will quickly show you that no two incidents…

How Rhode Island State Police is Using Tech to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

Captain Matthew Moynihan,
Rhode Island State Police has sought innovative ways to combat the opioid crisis that's devastating the nation. They might have found one. Read the article by Rhode Island State Police Captain Matthew Moynihan.

How Technology is Helping Shift the Public Perception on Police Engagements

Is technology really helping to shift the public perception on police engagements? Police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders weigh in. Listen to why they believe tech has helped to build trust within the community and also boost officer morale.

When Do I Need to Call 911?

Steve Seoane
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…