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August 03, 2012

Auditor slams OPD on oversight of technology systems

City Auditor Courtney Ruby said, "The bottom line is that the Oakland Police Department has mismanaged technology for years and citizens have a right to be outraged." - Full Story
July 29, 2012

Police can get Skype data on request

Web phone service Skype has expanded its cooperation with police - Full Story
July 23, 2012

Dispatcher finds body outside Detroit police building

Detectives will review surveillance footage to try to locate the killer - Full Story
July 20, 2012

Colo. shooting police radio: 'Child victim...need rescue now'

Calls between dispatch and police reveal officers trying to save the lives of victims in the chaos that followed the cinema shooting - Full Story
July 13, 2012

911 hangups increasing, occupying resources

High-priority response to silence on the phone accounted for 10 percent of one Fla. agency's calls last year - Full Story
July 11, 2012
Thousands of wildfire warnings undelivered in Colo.

Thousands of wildfire warnings undelivered in Colo.

The reverse notification provider said some calls were not completed because of heavy volume - Full Story
July 10, 2012

Surveillance requests to cellphone carriers surge

The costs have become so large that carriers have started charging law enforcement for the records they turn over - Full Story
June 17, 2012

Mo. emergency center installs new 911 technology

The previous outdated 911 and non-emergency telephone system has been updated to the Sentinel Patriot Enhanced 911 Telephone System - Full Story
May 08, 2012

Verizon announces 911 texting service

SMS service aids hard of hearing, those who could be endangered by speaking - Full Story
May 04, 2012

NYC report: 911 system beset by delays, errors

Report says city's fire and police departments are not working together to prepare for a surge in calls that would come with a massive crisis - Full Story

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