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Software-Defined Law Enforcement

Software-Defined Law Enforcement

The ability of tech-savvy criminal organizations to test the system and adopt new technologies is pressuring law enforcement agencies to respond with speed, using systems that scale. However, law enforcement…

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Public Safety Resilience

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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A Public Safety Agency Roadmap for Successful Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) Implementation

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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Enhancing Response Capabilities with Smartwatches in Public Safety

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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Bringing Mobile First to Public Safety

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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Public Media Serving Public Safety

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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Public Safety Officers’ Benefits and Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance Programs

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits and Public Safety...

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program provides cash benefits to federal, state, and local law enforcement officers; firefighters; employees of emergency management agencies; and members of emergency medical services…

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The Biggest Trends That Will Impact Public Safety in 2021

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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Accreditation Tips: Fire Department Strategic Plans and Community Master Plans

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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2022 Public Safety Trends Report

2022 Public Safety Trends Report

Public safety is constantly changing. It is essential that public safety leadership identify strategies and tools to guide their agencies going forward. Discover six trends that will impact U.S. public…

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Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Communications Security

Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Communications...

Reliable land mobile radio (LMR) communications are the backbone of public safety operations and key to mission success. The ability of responders to communicate and coordinate efforts during routine and…

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Modeling Public Safety Communication Scenarios: School Shooting Incident

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 the Next Mayor

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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Governor Action Related to Law Enforcement and Policing

Governor Action Related to Law Enforcement and...

In response to public calls for policing reforms and in the wake of recent high-profile civilian deaths due to the use of force by police officers, many Governors and state…

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21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First Five Years

21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First...

Following years of visceral outcry for police reform, President Barack Obama launched The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (“the Task Force”), which submitted its final report in May…

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