Public Safety

For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

by • 5 days ago

Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.

Pandemic gives Smart911 a boost in Arkansas

by • 3 months ago

State officials said the public health crisis is attracting more people to proactively share information with emergency services.

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

by • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 months 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 • 6 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 • 7 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 • 7 months ago

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