Editor's Note: Many thanks to our friends at TASER International for equipping me with the TASER AXON Flex body-worn video camera and Evidence.com digital evidence management solution for secure video storage and retrieval.
During IACP 2012 in San Diego, I connected briefly with some of the folks from Nixle, a company that has rapidly become one of the leaders in delivering alert notifications from police agencies to the citizens they serve.
Nixle is free for law enforcement agencies and enables law enforcement to connect with citizen subscribers in the way those individual users choose to be contacted — via SMS texts, a native mobile application, e-mail, and internet social networks (or any combination thereof).
On duty at the booth was Travis Scott, who talked with me about some of the ways in which this technology can be used, as well as some of the basic benefits of the technology for police and citizens.
Check out the video below
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Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 750 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.
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