"body cameras"

Ohio gives police $3.5M to fight violent crime, human trafficking

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Agencies are spending far more time processing public records requests than ever before, according to data collected by a government software provider.

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