Public Safety

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

by • 6 days ago

Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will test technology from the company Coord to better understand how curbsides are being used in their downtown areas.

Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders

by • 2 weeks ago

Maryland has become the 21st state to adopt OffenderWatch, a tool that helps police focus their efforts on offenders identified to be at the highest risk of reoffending.

Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911

by • 2 weeks ago

The Washington, D.C., suburb has completed its next-generation 911 deployment. Only 123 more to go.

To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers

by • 3 weeks ago

As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.

For a more secure Next-Gen 911, look at network demands

by • 3 months ago

A new report looks at reasons why public officials should evaluate their future network demands before rolling out Next-Gen 911 upgrades.

Sewer scanners, drone hives funded in latest Urban-X startup cohort

by • 5 months ago

Each of seven companies developing solutions for urban areas will receive $150,000 and run through a 20-week accelerator program.

Parking on-demand, road safety apps in latest Michigan mobility grants

by • 5 months ago

Four companies received more than $300,000 to fund innovative transportation and parking projects around Michigan.

Calif. police aren't protecting license plate data well, audit finds

by • 5 months ago

A report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle shows four California law enforcement agencies aren't following their privacy policies, if they have one at all. One researcher told StateScoop the problem is far more widespread.

Vermont calls for AI 'code of ethics'

by • 6 months ago

A state task force that published a report this week says the state's policy work could also be used by other states navigating the emerging ethical minefield that is artificial intelligence.