Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Washington city sues OxyContin maker http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-city-sues-oxycontin-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-city-sues-oxycontin-maker#comments Courts Health & Welfare Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via drugs.com.</p> System helps Houston manage security during Super Bowl LI http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/system-helps-houston-manage-security-during-super-bowl-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/system-helps-houston-manage-security-during-super-bowl-li#comments Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:54:00 +0000 76651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <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 http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration#comments Communications Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76511 at http://americancityandcounty.com Automated system brings efficiencies to municipal towing operations http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/automated-system-brings-efficiencies-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/automated-system-brings-efficiencies-municipal-towing-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/automated-system-brings-efficiencies-municipal-towing-operations#comments Products at Work Fleets Public Safety Public Safety Public Works Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:32:00 +0000 76481 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The photo shows an AutoReturn vehicle lot near San Francisco in Daly City, Calif.</p> Virginia county plans upgrade to new 911 technology http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virginia-county-plans-upgrade-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virginia-county-plans-upgrade-new-911-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virginia-county-plans-upgrade-new-911-technology#comments Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:07:00 +0000 76471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A screenshot of what dispatchers see in the Vesta short message service telecommunications system.</p> Damage control http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/damage-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/damage-control#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:03:00 +0000 76361 at http://americancityandcounty.com <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 http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/san-jose-officials-respond-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/san-jose-officials-respond-historic-flooding-field-safety-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/san-jose-officials-respond-historic-flooding-field-safety-questions#comments Emergency Management Stormwater Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Downtown San Jose, Calif. fountain by San Jose City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fountain_at_San_Jose_City_Hall.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Infographic: The 'fuzz'iness between police-public relations and perceptions http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/infographic-fuzziness-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/infographic-fuzziness-between-police-public-relations-and-perceptions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/infographic-fuzziness-between-police-public-relations-and-perceptions#comments Law Enforcement Bonus Content Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:56:00 +0000 76251 at http://americancityandcounty.com Manufacturer is preparing to offer beefed-up border-crossing gear (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/manufacturer-preparing-offer-beefed-border-crossing-gear-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/manufacturer-preparing-offer-beefed-border-crossing-gear-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/manufacturer-preparing-offer-beefed-border-crossing-gear-related-video#comments Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:51:00 +0000 76141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <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 http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/attorney-what-governments-need-consider-when-putting-drone-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/attorney-what-governments-need-consider-when-putting-drone-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/attorney-what-governments-need-consider-when-putting-drone-service#comments Fleets Fleets Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:54:00 +0000 76081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: An Autel Robotics X-Star Drone with 4K Camera and Wi-Fi HD Live View.</p> Amazon.com