The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
We've had dozens of attempted attacks by radicalized Islamist terrorists here in the United States since 9/11, and only in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was there any degree of 'success' on the part of the attacker - Full Story
Police closed the highway that runs along San Francisco's western coast and warned all citizens to stay away from beaches. Residents of low-lying areas were advised to seek higher ground.
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Originally developed as a spreadsheet after Columbine, the system has evolved into a sophisticated Internet-based program that can be accessed from desktops, police cruisers and PDAs/smartphones - Full Story
After more than a decade and a half, the quest to dedicate a nationwide, interoperable broadband network to public safety seems to be imminently upon us. This would give cops some key tools to fulfill their mission.