Ohio gives police $3.5M to fight violent crime, human trafficking
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said 14 departments get new funding for technology and staffing to ramp up efforts to prevent violent crime.
Virginia public defenders get time-saving tool for scanning body cam videos
Public defenders in Virginia will soon begin training with JusticeText, a platform that during testing halved evidence discovery times.
VOIP upgrade 'isn't sexy, it's just good government,' CIO says
Cook County, Illinois, recently completed a five-year, $25 million upgrade from traditional phone lines to voice-over-IP.
First responders say they want better tech interoperability
A survey of public-safety personnel found that 70% are comfortable with existing technologies, but also revealed a desire for more seamless communications.
For wildfire tech, one California city is turning to Silicon Valley
As another devastating fire season rips across the state, city officials want to develop more advanced, early-warning technologies.
Emergency response data firm RapidSOS launches partner network
Tools from 20 public-safety tech companies can be integrated into the company's platform, which is used at thousands of 911 call centers.
Los Angeles must 'do better' on data privacy, controller says
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is calling for the creation of a privacy board that can hold the city accountable for its use of new technologies.
Justice Department funds body-worn cameras for small-town, rural, tribal police
A $7.65 million program is open to law enforcement agencies with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, as well as tribal and rural departments.
Detroit CIO Beth Niblock named IT chief at HUD
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan named Art Thompson, the CIO for the city's public safety departments, to succeed Niblock.
Public records requests for audio, video spiked during pandemic
Agencies are spending far more time processing public records requests than ever before, according to data collected by a government software provider.