Technology

  • Training a Dispatcher

    So often it seems like we want to flush out new hires. We feel elite. We are elite. But if we don’t take the time to focus on the strengths, minimize the weaknesses encourage and train good 9-1-1 operators/dispatchers we’ll be elite AND overworked.

    Article • January 9th, 2013

  • Beware the Digital Fingerprints You Leave Behind, Pt. 2

    Online media breeds a peculiar form of digital attention deficit disorder in each of us – we click, type, post, and move on with little reflection on the possible long-term consequences of what we just did. And we mostly get away with it. Until we...

    Article • December 19th, 2012

  • The firearms future: cartridges, crime stats and zombie shoots

    The trend in handguns has gone to multiple options like the FNX45, which allows hammer up or hammer down carry, to every manufacturer out there producing a 1911 style 45. The FNX 45 has excellent recoil control and ergonomics, opening the door toward...

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • Law enforcement officers and Facebook

    In May of 2012, Texas Corrections Sgt. Heath Lara was fired for “friending” an inmate on Facebook. Sgt. Lara appealed, claiming that he went to high school with the inmate, and had no idea the man was incarcerated. Lara was successful in his appeal...

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • Managing a mixed-device environment in the public safety workplace

    In today’s increasingly mobile world, one would be hard pressed to find someone who does not own a smartphone, tablet or portable device. The popularity and growing usefulness of mobile devices means that users increasingly expect the same...

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • Reviewed in 2012 - A Product Collection

    Investigator-Virtual Reality (I-VR), National Forensic Science Technology Center, University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center “Virtual reality: A reality for crime scene training” by Rebecca Kanable Brian Cochran, a detective for...

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • App Makes Bystanders Key in Cardiac Arrest Survival

    Citizens in a growing number of cities around the U.S. are now getting alerted when there’s an opportunity to perform bystander CPR, thanks to the PulsePoint phone app.

    News • December 10th, 2012

  • GammaTech Rugged T7Q Tablet to Be Integrated into Victory Police Motorcycles

    Compact, Lightweight Unit Fits Perfectly in Bike's Top Box, Where It Is Easily Accessible; Fast, Dependable, and Agile, American-Made Victory Bikes Provide a Complete Turn-Key Solution

    Press Release • December 5th, 2012

  • Spillman Touch™ Provides Time-Saving Tools to Personnel in the Field

    Personnel can access critical data from a smartphone or iPad

    Press Release • November 29th, 2012

  • Hacking of Florida Sheriff's Website Cost $28K

    A consultant hired by the Lake County Sheriff's Office says the money spent will prevent future attacks.

    News • November 28th, 2012

  • Hazards of Being A 9-1-1 Dispatcher

    We hear screams of terror and horrible tales of human suffering. We listen. We assist. We get help. We often empathize with our callers. We care and there are consequences.

    Article • November 16th, 2012

  • 9 Questions About LE Use of Cell Phone Videos

    Amateur video shot from a cell phone can be important evidence of a variety of different crimes: assault, property crimes, drug crimes and even homicide. But you may not always recover the video from a suspect or victim. If it comes from a witness, you...

    Article • November 15th, 2012

  • Cardiac Science, Firehouse and Officer.com Partner to Give Away 10 Automated External Defibrillators

    Fort Atkinson, WI, Nov. 12, 2012 – Cardiac Science, Firehouse and Officer.com have partnered to give away Cardiac Science’s Powerheart G3 or Powerheart AED G3 Plus automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to 10 fire and law enforcement agencies in the...

    Article • November 14th, 2012

  • Virtual reality: A reality for crime scene training

    The nonprofit National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), in partnership with the University of Tennessee (UT) Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), is making virtual reality crime scene training available to state and local law enforcement...

    Article • November 13th, 2012

  • Michigan State Police Vehicle Tests & Results

    Preliminary results and evaluations of 2013’s police vehicle packages

    Article • November 13th, 2012

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