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Mich. town to merge police, fire dispatch with county

By Nico Rubello Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal CLINTON TOWNSHIP (Mich.) — Police dispatch... - Full Story

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Newtown Elementary School Shooting

Newtown Elementary School Shooting

Twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults — were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. In this special report, we bring news from the scene and offer expert perspective on the tragedy. - Full Story


A primer on body-worn cameras for law enforcement the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

A primer on body-worn cameras for law enforcement

Body-worn cameras can play an important role as an officer’s technological partner - Full Story


Connected Public Sector: Being There in Every Situation

Cisco® solutions understands the world is changing, and is adapting to that change with scalable, long term, real-time solutions made possible through technology. As governments of today face a variety of challenges, new and innovative approaches are being implemented by deploying cloud and mobility solutions to overcome these challenges in a collaborative and timely manner.


Do you need to upgrade to Windows 8? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Do you need to upgrade to Windows 8?

Reports from beta test users indicate this is a stable release - Full Story


Real-time intel for SWAT and patrol Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Real-time intel for SWAT and patrol

How might cops use 4G mobile broadband to send and receive real-time and near-real-time information to enhance service to their communities? - Full Story

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4G and Beyond: Future of Police Communications

4G and Beyond: Future of Police Communications

For law enforcement applications, broadband wireless technology enables police agencies to outfit their officers with pocket-sized handheld devices that have capabilities that officers used to have to travel to the station to access. - Full Story


What's next in mission-critical intelligence for public safety?

Public safety has been in need of a technological upgrade to evolve along with the consumer technologies that rely on multimedia and the fast transfer of information and data - Full Story


Unanswered 911 calls prompt change in Minn.

Callers to 911 who do not get an operator within 10 seconds will hear a recorded message - Full Story


Zimmerman to sue NBC over edited 911 tape

NBC News launched an internal probe after broadcasting an edited version of Zimmerman's call to police - Full Story

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