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The Police Communications topic provides news, analysis, tips and info on issues such as D-Block reallocation, interoperability, the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum, and 800 MHz narrowbanding deadlines and wireless communications devices.
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April 28, 2014
How Neb. corrections is using inmates' contraband against them the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

How Neb. corrections is using inmates' contraband against them

Inmates find all kinds of ways to make contraband cellphones work for them. Now, authorities are finding a way to make the phones work for them, too - Full Story
April 24, 2014
What’s so hard about talking into a police microphone? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

What’s so hard about talking into a police microphone?

It seems that some officers are afraid of someone actually hearing them speak on the radio! - Full Story
February 11, 2014
You know you've been working dispatch too long when… P1 Community - The Question

You know you've been working dispatch too long when…

Between the 'regular' callers, the inaudible mumblers, the complete lack of useful information-givers,... - Full Story
February 11, 2014
Harris puts P25 PTT on smartphones, tablets, and other devices Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Harris puts P25 PTT on smartphones, tablets, and other devices

The BeOn app is available now for devices operating on Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows - Full Story
February 07, 2014
Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Dispatchers: Unsung heroes and a 'lifeline' for LEOs

There is a special connection between police dispatchers and police officers - Full Story
February 03, 2014
Protecting the games: Law enforcement's Olympic legacy of information sharing American Military University - In Public Safety

Protecting the games: Law enforcement's Olympic legacy of information sharing

By Jon Gordon, Deputy Chief (Retired), Atlanta Police Department & Professor of Homeland Security,... - Full Story
November 12, 2013
Cyber-security and the PSAP Michelle Perin - Communications and Communicators

Cyber-security and the PSAP

DHS and FBI outline the increase in attacks on PSAPs and express concerns about keeping public safety communications secure - Full Story
September 27, 2013
Choosing a new approach to AMBER alerts the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Choosing a new approach to AMBER alerts

There’s nothing more critical to the mission of law enforcement than protecting children who can’t protect themselves. That’s the philosophy that the Kentucky State Police emphasize in using the Commercial Mobile Alert System with some AMBER Alerts - Full Story
September 24, 2013
How InterAct's CAD cloud solution helps departments share everything Michelle Perin - Communications and Communicators

How InterAct's CAD cloud solution helps departments share everything

No limit on what information an agency can add to the system, including warnings, prior incidents and resident information - Full Story
August 20, 2013
Text messaging comes to 911 Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Text messaging comes to 911

New Orleans is the test bed for Motorola's PremierOne CAD Call Control Client product - Full Story



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Communications Columnists

Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)
Communications and Communicators Communications and Communicators
with Michelle Perin