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Smartphone app for bomb threats; New tech gives police eyes inside schools

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Mobile Data Police Radios Wireless Communications April 2013
 Dear Member

In this month's eNews, we're celebrating the behind-the-scenes heroes that are 9-1-1 dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Check out Michelle Perin's piece on the evolution of this position and how it's always been crucial to public safety. Also, bomb threat? Doug Page has an app for that, which cultivates all the information you'll need about the threat in one place.

Lastly, be sure to check out the new technology that's giving one police department a view inside schools, in order to keep them safe.


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Communications and Communicators
Behind-the-scenes heroes
By Michelle Perin, PoliceOne Columnist
Almost since the advent of the telephone, there has been an operator handling the public’s emergencies. During this National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the community recognizes these first first responders for what they are: Heroes
Homeland Technology
Bomb threats: There's an app
By Doug Page, PoliceOne Columnist
In the chaos created by a bomb threat, first responders need immediate information. What if all that information was available instantly on a smartphone, tablet or laptop? Now it is
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