Public Safety en 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> A case study in community engagement: Ensuring safety at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration <div class="node-body blog-body">Everbridge Senior Solutions Consultant Thomas Crane explains the strategies D.C. government agencies used in working with federal government agencies to ensure safety at President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76511 at Automated system brings efficiencies to municipal towing operations <div class="node-body article-body">With the AutoReturn system, cities can automate the entire life cycle of a tow, from the dispatch request to storage and retrieval.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Fleets Public Safety Public Safety Public Works Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:32:00 +0000 76481 at <p>The photo shows an AutoReturn vehicle lot near San Francisco in Daly City, Calif.</p> Virginia county plans upgrade to new 911 technology <div class="node-body article-body">The Fairfax County, Va., Department of Public Safety Communications will use VESTA 911 call handling equipment from Airbus DS Communications in its new 911 setup.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:07:00 +0000 76471 at <p>In the photo: A screenshot of what dispatchers see in the Vesta short message service telecommunications system.</p> Damage control <div class="field-deck"> Police are increasing their precision when handling riots and protests </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Police are increasing their precision when handling riots and protests.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:03:00 +0000 76361 at <p>Milwaukee Police Department officers hold a growing crowd back from the scene of the city&rsquo;s August 2016 riots. Image via City of Milwaukee.</p> San Jose officials respond to historic flooding, field safety questions <div class="node-body article-body">Historic flooding in San Jose, Calif., has city officials scrambling to organize and carry out recovery efforts while struggling to answer questions on public safety and preparedness in the city. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Management Stormwater Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76261 at <p>Downtown San Jose, Calif. fountain by San Jose City Hall. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Infographic: The 'fuzz'iness between police-public relations and perceptions <div class="node-body article-body">This infographic shows how police view the public and what the public thinks about local law enforcement.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Bonus Content Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:56:00 +0000 76251 at Manufacturer is preparing to offer beefed-up border-crossing gear (with related video) <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Scientific is developing new vehicle checkpoint products as part of the Trump Administration's plan to better secure the border.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:51:00 +0000 76141 at <p>In the photo: The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the largest land border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. It connects Mexican Federal Highway 1 with Interstate 5 on the U.S. side. The Delta Scientific installation here includes 50 custom-designed bullet-resistant guard booths, K4-rated swing gates, barriers and bollards.</p> Attorney: What governments need to consider when putting a drone into service <div class="node-body article-body">Attorney Sean Pribyl offers some tips to governments that are thinking of acquiring a drone for law enforcement or other applications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleets Fleets Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:54:00 +0000 76081 at <p>In the photo: An Autel Robotics X-Star Drone with 4K Camera and Wi-Fi HD Live View.</p>