240 million 9-1-1 calls are made every year in the U.S.; over 70% are from mobile phones, which fail to provide exact location to emergency dispatchers

These New Tech Gadgets Might Save Your Life (Video)

By John Patrick Pullen, Time, Tech Gadgets My wife needed help. At least, that’s what the text message said. The ‘critical alert’ arrived from an unfamiliar number. It had a link to a webpage...
LRAD 360XT Mobile Mass Notification System

LRAD $1.3M Mobile MNS Order for Critical Infrastructure (Video)

LRAD, a competitor in the 2016 AST Homeland Security Awards ‘ASTORS’ competition, has received a $1.3 million award for multiple LRAD 360XT systems from one of the largest oil and gas companies in Eurasia. The...
Adam Powell (Image Credit: Vallejo Police Department)

Man with Assault-Style Weapon Tried to ‘Assassinate’ 2 Vallejo Officers

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times A man carrying a heavily modified, military-style weapon and wearing body armor was shot and wounded by police Sunday night after he confronted two Vallejo officers...
Four public safety officials, viewing at datacasting on a smart phone.

Improving Info Sharing for Nation’s First Responders (Learn More)

In an emergency, first responders need timely and relevant data to make informed decisions. Land Mobile Radio networks are intended for voice communication and do not have the capacity to transmit large...

FBI Thwarts KS Terror Attack Plot Following US Elections (Video)

Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, of Wright, Kansas, appeared in federal court to face a charge of conspiring to use...
WatchGuard

WatchGuard Releases Facial Recognition Redaction Software

WatchGuard Video, a leader in law enforcement video evidence solutions has officially launched REDACTIVE - video and audio redaction software that expedites the redaction process and eases the learning curve for evidence technicians and...

Greene Cty, NY implements GeoLynx 911 Mapping System

Greene County recently worked with GeoComm to implement GeoLynx Server, a web-based tactical 9-1-1 mapping system, in their 9-1-1 call center. Greene County implemented GeoLynx Server in order to combine their detailed...
Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff

MD5 Launches with Disaster Relief Hackathon in NYC

The MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator, a public-private partnership between the Department of Defense, New York University and a large network of top U.S. research universities, was officially launched at a...
NLEOMF President and CEO Craig W. Floyd

Strategies for Reducing Traffic-Related Officer Fatalities at IACP

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s (NLEOMF) 2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report, 2016 marks the first time in three years that traffic-related incidents in the United...

No Injuries After Legoland Bomb Threat (Learn More)

By Stephanie Allen and Caitlin Dineen, Orlando Sentinel Legoland Florida Resort was evacuated Thursday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat, officials say. Adrian Jones, the resort's general manager, said park officials received the anonymous...