Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Fire authorities exhaust resources to combat California wildfires http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires <div class="node-body article-body">Local fire authorities across California have designated numerous firefighters and equipment for combating the massive wildfires raging across the California wine country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires#comments Fire Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:25:00 +0000 79871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Smoke from the California wildfires, as captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> Empowering local law enforcement with a single view of the citizen http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen <div class="node-body blog-body">An-Chan Phung, CTO at master data management solutions company VisionWare, explains how breaking up data silos can help police provide better law enforcement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:46:00 +0000 79821 at http://americancityandcounty.com Atlanta lessens marijuana possession penalties http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia’s capital and largest city became the most recent municipality to lessen penalties for marijuana possession on Oct. 2.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0000 79811 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A <em>Cannabis sativa</em> plant. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cannabis_sativa_(2560098199).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Las Vegas officials respond to shooting, others across country voice support http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support <div class="node-body article-body">Police and officials in Las Vegas are gathering answers to last night’s mass shooting in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:19:00 +0000 79781 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mandalay_Bay_Hotel.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Police sue Nebraska city over health insurance changes http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes <div class="node-body article-body">Changes in insurance policy have led a police union and a Nebraska city’s officers to sue the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes#comments Courts Human Resources Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:38:00 +0000 79681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island, Neb. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hall_Co_Courthouse_6.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Court strikes down measures in Massachusetts city drone ordinance http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/court-strikes-down-measures-massachusetts-city-drone-ordinance <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. District Court for the district of Massachusetts has struck down several measures of a drone ordinance from Newton, Mass, creating implications for local governments seeking to create drone regulations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/court-strikes-down-measures-massachusetts-city-drone-ordinance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/court-strikes-down-measures-massachusetts-city-drone-ordinance#comments Courts Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:13:00 +0000 79671 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:38th_Istanbul_Vodafone_Marathon_(2).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Riots erupt in St. Louis, police response deemed inappropriate by many http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many <div class="node-body article-body">Police response to protests over the acquittal of a St. Louis police officer in the shooting of a black man has come under fire. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:11:00 +0000 79611 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>St. Louis&nbsp;immigration rally in February&nbsp;2017. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St._Louis_Immigration_Rally_2-4-2017_(32603118261).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Florida communities continue recovery processes after Irma devastation http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation <div class="node-body article-body">Florida communities are continuing the long road of recovery following Hurricane Irma’s devastation earlier this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation#comments Emergency Management Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:28:00 +0000 79591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Summerland Key, Fla., post-<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Hurricane Irma.</span> Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Summerland_Key_after_Irma_(36452013073).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Police remove protesters from Philadelphia city council meeting following disruption http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption <div class="node-body article-body">The Philadelphia city council’s first meeting back after its summer break was anything but routine.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:50:00 +0000 79571 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Philadelphia City Hall behind buildings. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_hall_Philadelphia.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos <div class="node-body article-body">DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Public Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:22:00 +0000 79541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>DynaTrap&#39;s John Rocha with Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Florida House Representative Roy Hardemon demonstrating DynaTrap.</p>