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February 14, 2017

Police officers may getting a robot partner to assist with traffic stops.

During 2015 alone, over 100 individuals were fatally shot during traffic stops.

According to the FBI, between 2000 and 2012, 127 police officers have been killed and 72,413 have been assaulted during traffic stops.

by American Security Today
Police officers may getting a robot partner to assist with traffic stops. During 2015 alone, over 100 individuals were fatally shot during traffic stops. According to the FBI, between 2000 and 2012, 127 police officers have been killed and 72,413 have been assaulted during traffic stops. Statistics like these help reinforce exactly why routine traffic stops are stressful and sometimes dea...

February 13, 2017

In December 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a new guide to assist in the protection of first responders in the event of improvised nuclear device (IND) explosion. The intent of the guide is to help ensure the immediate health and safety of first responders for the first 24-72 hours following a blast.

by EDM Digest
In December 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a new guide to assist in the protection of first responders in the event of improvised nuclear device (IND) explosion. The intent of the guide is to help ensure the immediate health and safety of first responders for the first 24-72 hours following a blast. The full planning guide offers assistance to response planners, safety offi...

February 9, 2017

The practice of identification based on human physical variation has been studied since the 1700s. In 1891, the classification system and method to individualize prisoners using fingerprints was first unrolled. This was considered the first use of fingerprint science by law enforcement. It’s unbelievable how far technology has come since then.

by PoliceOne
The practice of identification based on human physical variation has been studied since the 1700s. In 1891, the classification system and method to individualize prisoners using fingerprints was first unrolled. This was considered the first use of fingerprint science by law enforcement. It’s unbelievable how far technology has come since then. The substantial advancements in biometric crime-fi...

February 8, 2017

Pinellas County spent about $720,000 on the new equipment in a move officials say allows them to respond sooner and closer to the scene of a shooting, narrowing a window of time officials say could make the difference between life and death. The county is the first agency in the Tampa Bay area to provide the equipment.

by Tampa Bay Times
Pinellas County spent about $720,000 on the new equipment in a move officials say allows them to respond sooner and closer to the scene of a shooting, narrowing a window of time officials say could make the difference between life and death. The county is the first agency in the Tampa Bay area to provide the equipment. The move is a response to a string of high-profile mass shootings in recent yea...

February 7, 2017

The Bedford Fire Department is starting a program where firefighters can get a blood test that will detect the early signs of cancer. Firefighter Chris Conner experienced the death of his friend and fellow firefighter Keith Long, whose colon cancer was caught in the later stages. Conner wanted to do something to honor his friend. so he talked to Bedford officials, and the City Council approved funding.

by Star-Telegram
The Bedford Fire Department is starting a program where firefighters can get a blood test that will detect the early signs of cancer. Firefighter Chris Conner experienced the death of his friend and fellow firefighter Keith Long, whose colon cancer was caught in the later stages. Conner wanted to do something to honor his friend. so he talked to Bedford officials, and the City Council approved fun...

February 6, 2017

FirstNet is developing the first nationwide public safety broadband network to provide first responders the advanced communication and collaboration technologies they need to help them do their jobs safely and effectively.

by Ed Parkinson - Director of Government Affairs at FirstNet
FirstNet is developing the first nationwide public safety broadband network to provide first responders the advanced communication and collaboration technologies they need to help them do their jobs safely and effectively. The term “Smart Cities” is a popular topic in today’s urban jurisdictions – but what is a Smart City? A Smart City has technological infrastructure which collects, aggregates...

February 3, 2017

With several holding up their smartphones to capture the video, a crowd on Wednesday morning watched as a live Periscope stream broadcast a dummy being gunned down in a field.

Phones across the room buzzed with a text message announcing that “Deputy Smith, Blood O has been injured: abdomen.” Another text just below the first notification provided a link to Google Maps, pinpointing the exact location of the incident.

by The Roanoke Times
With several holding up their smartphones to capture the video, a crowd on Wednesday morning watched as a live Periscope stream broadcast a dummy being gunned down in a field. Phones across the room buzzed with a text message announcing that “Deputy Smith, Blood O has been injured: abdomen.” Another text just below the first notification provided a link to Google Maps, pinpointing the exact loc...

February 2, 2017

Sen. Fred Akshar, joined by senators Martin Golden and Patrick Gallivan, recently announced the Community Heroes Protection Act (S1114A/A2962A). The Act would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers punishable as hate crimes.

by Wyoming County Free Press
Sen. Fred Akshar, joined by senators Martin Golden and Patrick Gallivan, recently announced the Community Heroes Protection Act (S1114A/A2962A). The Act would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers punishable as hate crimes. The Community Heroes Protection Act was inspired by the many men and women in uniform who have lost their lives,...

February 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Bicycle Medic Team is one of hundreds of bicycle-riding emergency medical teams in big cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and small ones such as Cody, Wyoming, that deliver quick emergency care by darting in and out of heavy traffic, maneuvering through large crowds or cutting across park land more nimbly than a crew in an ambulance.

by The Huffington Post
The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Bicycle Medic Team is one of hundreds of bicycle-riding emergency medical teams in big cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and small ones such as Cody, Wyoming, that deliver quick emergency care by darting in and out of heavy traffic, maneuvering through large crowds or cutting across park land more nimbly than a crew in an ambulance. “Sometimes, every secon...

January 26, 2017

Battelle, a nonprofit research and development institute, said the key to preparing for the rapidly growing threat of biological or chemical weapons is by developing countermeasures with technology that is tested against live agents.

by Homeland Preparedness News
Indiana Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1
Battelle, a nonprofit research and development institute, said the key to preparing for the rapidly growing threat of biological or chemical weapons is by developing countermeasures with technology that is tested against live agents. Battelle’s recommendation was directed toward defense manufacturers developing the detectors, protection and medical countermeasures designed to combat chemical, b...

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