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Public Safety Resilience

When everything else goes wrong, public safety services become the last bedrock of national cohesion. However, public safety infrastructure may be exposed to the same disasters that caused the emergency…

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Enhancing Response Capabilities with Smartwatches...

Smartwatches are ready to be leveraged today by public safety personnel across law enforcement, fire services, and emergency medical services (EMS). The wearable form factor, in combination with advanced sensors,…

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A Public Safety Agency Roadmap for Successful...

Starting this year, public safety agencies across the United States will be able to leverage smartphone-based push-to-talk for mission critical operations. Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) provides the features and functionality…

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Public Media Serving Public Safety

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to better understand how public media, comprising public radio and television stations and their national organizations, can support mandatory and discretionary public safety…

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Bringing Mobile First to Public Safety

With the ability of public safety to now truly leverage broadband wireless mission critical communications, the current dynamic mobile communications technology landscape is shifting the public safety market from a…

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Artificial Intelligence in Justice and Public...

The IJIS Institute’s Technology and Architecture Committee (ITAC) provides information to industry and government practitioners regarding technologies, architectures, and standards that enable the successful adoption of the technology and sharing…

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The Biggest Trends That Will Impact Public Safety...

The year 2021 arrived with a “new normal,” but also with tremendous opportunities to improve emergency response. In this infographic, we highlight the trends that we predict will shape the…

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What Is The Public Safety Advisory Committee...

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) tasked with ensuring the establishment of a…

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Accreditation Tips: Fire Department Strategic...

This handout compares and contrasts the components and functions of a community master plan and a fire department strategic plan with specific emphasis related to accreditation requirements within Category 3.

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21st Century Fire and Emergency Services

As the role of the federal government shifts away from responding to everyday needs, local governments have also begun addressing such issues as climate change, affordable housing, homelessness, immigration, the…

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Modeling Public Safety Communication Scenarios:...

Public safety practitioners performing day-to-day activities and responding to incidents communicate in ways that are very different from the general public. In order to determine if a particular technology or…

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Advancing Public Safety in Boston: An Agenda for...

This white paper is intended to provide a historical overview on policing in Boston, a summary of the current threats and challenges facing the City of Boston, and recommendations for…

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Safe Zone: Using Digital Signage for Public Safety

Digital displays can broadcast real-time information during emergencies and draw passengers’ eyes to announcements, enhancing transit safety and security. Maintaining safety and security are important in any environment, but transportation…

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A Roadmap for Re-imagining Public Safety in the...

Police violence has a long history in the United States and remains a prevasive problem to this day. As recent research by the Human Rights Watch has shown, it is…

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Developing Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation...

The purpose of this report is to document a simulation-based case study completed by the project team to investigate the effectiveness of SAE J3016 Level 1 automation technology for mitigating…

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