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Traffic-signal pre-emption: Giving officers the green light

Navigating intersections can be the most dangerous part of emergency response, and when lives are potentially at stake, every second counts.

Statistics show that behind the wheel is the most dangerous place for law enforcement officers, and intersections can take 30 to 45 seconds to get through.

A company called Priority Green aims to shorten response time while keeping officers safe through traffic-signal pre-emption: Devices mounted on cruisers let the cars communicate with signals, changing the officers’ light to green ... Full Story

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2008 promises to provide significant opportunities to access funding for technology projects in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, education and emergency management. Hear Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock discuss the programs and opportunities that can fund technology solutions for your local needs in 2008. This webcast covers the range of federal agencies that provide funding and an overview of pass-through procedures for a variety of programs.

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Technology in the News

Ill. campus begins text “e-lert” system

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — In response to recent active-shooter deaths at college campuses, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville took a new text alert system live earlier this month, as professors reconsider a long-standing no-cell-phone policy in classes.

In the first two hours, more than 1,000 people had signed up for the text alert system that will send them an emergency message if there is an emergency, such as a school shooting or a natural disaster ... Full Story

Also in the News:
Fla. officers use tech to track criminals faster

More cities using technology to tackle crime

Ga. man creates crime-fighting robot

Europe weighs fingerprinting, may join U.S. to form database

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PoliceOne Technology Tips

Set your cell phone to "safety"
Safe placement of mobile mic

A ringing cell phone can upend the mental balance of any situation and potentially expose your position.

Although it might seem obvious, this tip will help you maintain your concentration as well as protect you and your fellow officers ... Read tip

Read all PoliceOne Officer Safety tips

Being face-to-face with a suspect while alone on foot patrol is not the time to divert your attention, even momentarily.

This simple tip will let you stay in touch with dispatch while keeping your eyes facing forward ... Read tip

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Press Releases

Night Vision Depot Now Offers PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular
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Visual Purple Optimizes Content Delivery Network for Training
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Commercial Electronics Will Be at Texas Police Chief Association Conference
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Sprint and Parsippany PD Eliminate Risk of Emergency Communication Interference

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