Public Safety

Public safety agencies struggled to use CARES Act funding, report finds

by • 3 months ago

A survey of more than 1,000 public safety and government agencies showed a significant portion struggle to use and access publicly available grants.

What role does a national agenda play in developing smart cities?

by • 3 months ago

How will a new presidential administration affect smart city efforts around the nation?

How a small-town police department overcame its GIS challenge

by • 3 months ago

Not big enough to hire full-time GIS staff, Radcliff, Kentucky, found the help it needed updating its dispatch systems through a contract with GeoComm.

No one is claiming responsibility for widespread 911 outage

by • 7 months ago

An hour-long 911 outage Monday night that affected services in more than a dozen states doesn't yet have a clear explanation, though a rumor mill churns.

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 7 months ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

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

by • 8 months 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 • 10 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 • 10 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 • 11 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.