North Carolina awarded $3.9 million to update 911 systems

by • 3 years ago

North Carolina is one of 34 states and two tribal nations receiving federal grants to enhance their 911 systems.

Minnesota's only suicide hotline is in danger of closing

by • 4 years ago

The state needs roughly million in additional funding annually to keep its call center open.

Delaware launches text-to-911 service

by • 4 years ago

Yet another state has started upgrading emergency communications systems in preparation for the next generation of 911.

Report: Smart city investment will double by 2021

by • 5 years ago

The global market is expected to exceed 74 billion within the next several years, according to new industry research.

After kicking incident, 'body cam' mobile app monitors officers in Jersey City

by • 5 years ago

The new app — called the first of its kind of in the nation — is intended to improve police accountability by turning officer cell phones into body cameras.

NYC's new 911 center has quiet rooms for decompressing after stressful calls

by • 5 years ago

Answering longstanding needs from dispatchers and public safety workers, one of the busiest cities in the nation is transitioning to a modern dispatch center.

Next-Gen 911 set to transform how the public interacts with law enforcement, New Jersey official says

by • 5 years ago

Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein says his state — which has the highest population density in the nation — faces a unique challenge in pursuit of a media-rich 911 service.

New bill would push for cybersecurity improvements at 911 call centers

by • 5 years ago

Old threats transition to new threats as 911 prepares to enter the 21st century.

New Jersey unveils statewide 'text-to-911' service

by • 6 years ago

The new system will let anyone in the state use a text message to report an emergency.