Public Safety en Utility vehicle performs a variety of tasks in Oregon tourist community <div class="node-body article-body">Seaside, Ore., Fire & Rescue has purchased a Polaris RANGER 6x6 utility vehicle to complement their existing fleet of lifeguard and rescue vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleets Products at Work Fleets Public Safety Public Safety Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:07:00 +0000 77201 at <p>In the photo: The Polaris RANGER 6x6 utility vehicle on beach patrol for Seaside, Ore.&rsquo;s fire and rescue department.</p> Amid the rise of sanctuary cities, some eschew the term, enforce federal immigration laws <div class="node-body article-body">Despite federal officials’ denouncements of sanctuary cities, many have defiantly held their ground on immigration. Others, however, have opted to eschew the title, with some enforcing immigration laws more heavily than before.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:26:00 +0000 77161 at <p>A U.S. Border Patrol Station in south Texas. Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons.</a></p> St. Louis sues NFL over Rams’ relocation <div class="node-body article-body">The City and County of St. Louis are both suing the National Football League over last year's relocation of the Rams football franchise to Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:46:00 +0000 77111 at <p>Interior of the Edward Jones Dome, the former home of the former St. Louis Rams. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Hacker sounds Dallas weather sirens for 95 minutes <div class="node-body article-body">A hacker created a cacophonous symphony using all 156 of Dallas’ weather sirens as his instruments. The tumult lasted over an hour and a half Friday night and went on until early Saturday morning.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Government Security Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:26:00 +0000 77081 at <p>A tornado siren. Image via <a href=",_Minnesota_(25367993135).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Webinar: What public buyers need to do when disaster strikes <div class="field-deck"> Best practices for using cooperative contracts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing in an emergency has evolved, says Rick Bond, vice president of sales at Safeware, Inc. He outlines changes and best practices in emergency procurement in a U.S. Communities on-demand video.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:07:00 +0000 77041 at Austin public safety officials ramp up response to synthetic drug outbreak <div class="node-body article-body">An increased wave of incidents tied to a synthetic drug has led Austin, Texas, public safety officials to increase their response. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:56:00 +0000 77031 at <p>A cup of synthetic cannabinoid Spice, or K2. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Want to learn about cooperative purchasing? Attend one of these webinars <div class="field-deck"> There is no charge to attend any of these cooperative purchasing webinars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting a series of new webinars on cooperative purchasing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:18:00 +0000 76981 at Officials move quickly to minimize danger in Atlanta highway collapse <div class="node-body article-body">First responders, construction crews, state and city officials worked feverishly and continue doing so to mitigate fallout from a major highway overpass collapse in Atlanta. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Management Roadways Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:47:00 +0000 76921 at <p>Georgia Department of Transportation crews work on demolition of the collapsed portion of Interstate 85. Image via Georgia Department of Transportation.&nbsp;</p> Washington city sues OxyContin maker <div class="node-body article-body">In an unprecedented case, Everett, Wash., is suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma on allegations that the company knowingly let its opioids freely flow in the city's black market. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Health & Welfare Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76691 at <p>Image via</p> System helps Houston manage security during Super Bowl LI <div class="node-body article-body">For major events, Vidsys provides Physical Security Information Management and converged security software to Houston’s Office of Public Safety.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:54:00 +0000 76651 at <p>In the photo: The operations center for Houston Emergency Center&rsquo;s Office of Emergency Management and Real-time Crime Center.</p>