Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about introducing facial recognition software into their operations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology#comments Law Enforcement Technology Viewpoints Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 +0000 82281 at http://americancityandcounty.com Flooded Maryland city and county rebuild amid worries about future http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future <div class="node-body article-body">Questions loom about Elliott City, Md.’s future as the city and Howard County, Md., try to rebuild after the second ‘1,000-year flood’ in two years slammed into the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future#comments Emergency Management Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:46:00 +0000 82231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Damage from Ellicott City, Md.&#39;s 2016 flood. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellicott_City_Flood_Recovery,_damaged_buildings_(28788821593).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Supreme Court rules that police must obtain warrant to search vehicles on private property http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must have a warrant to search a vehicle that is parked on private property.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property#comments Courts Tue, 29 May 2018 21:50:00 +0000 82121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Frieze of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CourtEqualJustice.JPG" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Illinois communities file suit against drug manufacturers, doctors http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors <div class="node-body article-body">Several towns and municipalities across Illinois filed suit today against pharmaceutical manufacturers and three suburban doctors, saying these parties significantly contributed to the opioid epidemic in their communities. They are seeking an injunction against the defendants as well as damages.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors#comments Courts Wed, 23 May 2018 17:58:00 +0000 82081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Oxycodon, a popular opioid medication. Image via Wikipedia.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Ku Klux Klan fliers spark different reactions among city governments http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments <div class="node-body article-body">Across the country, people have been finding Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers with increasing frequency. When they complained to their local officials, they got a few different responses. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments#comments Courts Law Enforcement Mon, 21 May 2018 19:26:00 +0000 82061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Ku Klux Klan mannequin in the Black Archives in Tallahassee, Fla. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Ku_Klux_Klan_mannequin_in_the_Black_Archives_in_Tallahassee,_Florida_LCCN2011632084.tif">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> All-star safety considerations for the big game http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game <div class="node-body blog-body">Scott Dunn, senior director of business development solutions and services for network security camera manufacturer Axis Communications, explains key considerations for planning safety and operations plans for large sporting events.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Tue, 15 May 2018 21:23:00 +0000 82041 at http://americancityandcounty.com Counties submit proposals for immigration detainment, but some officials opposed to private proposals http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop <div class="node-body article-body">To help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increase its presence in the U.S. heartland, local governments in the Midwest are joining with private companies in proposing more detention centers. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop#comments Law Enforcement Tue, 15 May 2018 18:34:00 +0000 82021 at http://americancityandcounty.com Hawaii County orders evacuations amid ongoing fallout from volcano eruption http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption <div class="node-body article-body">As destruction from Kilauea's continued eruption continues to unfold, Hawaii County officials ordered evacuations with the Hawaii National Guard assisting in the evacuations. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption#comments Emergency Management Mon, 07 May 2018 05:51:00 +0000 81931 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">A lava flow from a fissure&nbsp;in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kīlauea Volcano&#39;s lower East Rift Zone. Image via U.S. Geological Survey</p> As budget concerns increase, police departments land on the chopping block http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block <div class="node-body article-body">Faced with the need to decrease spending, some cities are opting to close their police departments in favor of contracting with local sheriffs’ departments instead. The move can cut costs but can also also create division among community members.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 02 May 2018 19:22:00 +0000 81911 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A police car. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Police_car_with_emergency_lights_on.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>