Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en The rural connection http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Seybold </div> <div class="field-deck"> FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection#comments Communications Broadband Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80891 at http://americancityandcounty.com Baltimore mayor hopes new police leadership can curb violent crime http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime <div class="node-body article-body">Baltimore’s new Mayor, Catherine Pugh, says she is impatient for crime rates to improve in her city, but feels confident that by appointing new leadership in the police department, conditions will improve.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:02:00 +0000 80801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Baltimore City Police at Camden Yards.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Police_Department#/media/File:Baltimore_Police_Officers_at_Camden_Yards.jpg" target="_blank"> Image via Wikipedia.</a></p> American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Each year American City & County honors new impactful and innovative public projects that communities across the nation completed with the Crown Community awards. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards#comments Economic Development Green Building Fire GIS & GPS Housing Law Enforcement Bonus Content Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000 80561 at http://americancityandcounty.com California wildfires spark issues of bilingual emergency communications http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications <div class="node-body article-body">As wildfires continue to sweep across California, issues concerning emergency communications with the Spanish-speaking population have surfaced.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications#comments Emergency Management Fire Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:00 +0000 80491 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Wildfire in Ojai, Calif. on Dec. 6. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_12_06-14.12.22.363-CST.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Officer with PTSD from Pulse massacre to lose job http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job <div class="node-body article-body">An Eatonville, Fla. police officer hailed as a hero in the 2016 Orlando, Fla. Pulse nightclub massacre will lose his job after 10 years on the force due to mental issues developed after the massacre.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job#comments Law Enforcement Pension Reform Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:44:00 +0000 80471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on June 12, 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orange_Avenue_closed_during_Pulse_shooting_(cropped).jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> How public and private partnerships can empower resilient communities http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities <div class="node-body blog-body">Rives Taylor, regional sustainability leader for global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler, describes how partnerships can help a community develop resilience.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities#comments Emergency Management Viewpoints Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:34:00 +0000 80441 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws <div class="node-body article-body">Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough to stop harassment from inmates.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws#comments Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_as_seen_from_a_commercial_flight_03.JPG">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 5 ways to address election system weaknesses for cities and counties http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties <div class="node-body blog-body">Eric Hodge, director of consulting for identity and data defense company CyberScout, explains how local governments can beef up their election systems.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:28:00 +0000 80151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mayors nationwide express horror at Texas church shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting <div class="node-body article-body">A mass shooting in a small Texas community has left public officials nationwide reeling. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting#comments Emergency Management Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:08:00 +0000 80141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sutherland Springs, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linne-oil-field2016-2(sutherland-springs).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>