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Domestic Violence in the Community Statistics

Mary Kate McGrath
January 29, 2020

Intimate partner violence, or domestic violence, is defined as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault,...

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What is TikTok and Should Law Enforcement Get On Board?

Tara Gibson
January 22, 2020

For those of us who are not in the Generation Z population, TikTok may be a complete mystery of a social media channel. With most...

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Public Safety Predictions for 2020

Mary Kate McGrath
January 15, 2020

Each year, public safety leaders face new security concerns, from rising rates of gun violence to increasingly frequent and...

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Mandatory Silent Panic Button Alarms are Gaining Traction: Alyssa's Law in Florida

Amelia Marceau
January 14, 2020

School shootings have unfortunately become a regular tragedy in the United States. These shocking active shooter incidents may have...

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The Most Heartwarming Examples of First Responders Giving Back in 2019

Mary Kate McGrath
January 08, 2020

Each year, first responders, whether they are firefighters, EMS workers, 9-1-1 dispatchers, or law enforcement, contribute to their...

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Badge Buddies: Helping Law Enforcement Communicate with Autistic Kids

Tara Gibson
December 18, 2019

Every day law enforcement officers are faced with the unknown when arriving to emergency situations. First responders are trained to...

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What Lessons can be Learned from the California Power Shutoffs and the Impact on the Access and Functional Needs Communities

Tara Gibson
December 11, 2019

Throughout October and November, Californians experienced a series of power shutoffs due to utility companies cutting supplies in...

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If Your School is Hit by Ransomware, How Can You Communicate?

Andrea Lebron
December 05, 2019

It is being reported that an increasing number of schools and school districts are being hit by ransomware attacks - crippling...

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What Does Emergency Response Look Like in Rural Areas of the Country?

Tara Gibson
December 04, 2019

Emergencies occur across the country on a daily basis, but when a severe or prolonged disaster strikes, the demands on local emergency...

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The 4 Best Examples of Police and Mental Health Response

Mary Kate McGrath
November 21, 2019

Despite initiatives aimed at developing more successful interactions between police officers and people suffering mental health...

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What is a Real-Time Crime Center?

Tara Gibson
November 20, 2019

A Real-Time Crime Center was originally considered a hub of data analysis that identified emerging crime trends. However, as...

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What To Know About the IPAWS Lab Cloud Update

Scott McGrath
November 13, 2019

In October, FEMA put in place a requirement for Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) alerting authorities to conduct...

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