Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Officer with PTSD from Pulse massacre to lose job http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job <div class="node-body article-body">An Eatonville, Fla. police officer hailed as a hero in the 2016 Orlando, Fla. Pulse nightclub massacre will lose his job after 10 years on the force due to mental issues developed after the massacre.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/pension-reform/officer-ptsd-pulse-massacre-lose-job#comments Law Enforcement Pension Reform Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:44:00 +0000 80471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on June 12, 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orange_Avenue_closed_during_Pulse_shooting_(cropped).jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> How public and private partnerships can empower resilient communities http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities <div class="node-body blog-body">Rives Taylor, regional sustainability leader for global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler, describes how partnerships can help a community develop resilience.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities#comments Emergency Management Viewpoints Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:34:00 +0000 80441 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws <div class="node-body article-body">Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough to stop harassment from inmates.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws#comments Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_as_seen_from_a_commercial_flight_03.JPG">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 5 ways to address election system weaknesses for cities and counties http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties <div class="node-body blog-body">Eric Hodge, director of consulting for identity and data defense company CyberScout, explains how local governments can beef up their election systems.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:28:00 +0000 80151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mayors nationwide express horror at Texas church shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting <div class="node-body article-body">A mass shooting in a small Texas community has left public officials nationwide reeling. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting#comments Emergency Management Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:08:00 +0000 80141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sutherland Springs, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linne-oil-field2016-2(sutherland-springs).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Kentucky city sues activist to halt release of surveillance records http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/kentucky-city-sues-activist-halt-release-surveillance-records <div class="node-body article-body">Lexington, Ky. and the American Civil Liberties Union are about to duke it out in court over a records request related to surveillance cameras. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/kentucky-city-sues-activist-halt-release-surveillance-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/kentucky-city-sues-activist-halt-release-surveillance-records#comments Courts Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:47:00 +0000 80111 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Surveillance_video_cameras,_Gdynia.jpeg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> NYC first responders react quickly to terror attack, receive praise http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/nyc-first-responders-react-quickly-terror-attack-receive-praise <div class="node-body article-body">New York officials responded swiftly to Tuesday’s terror attack in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/nyc-first-responders-react-quickly-terror-attack-receive-praise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/nyc-first-responders-react-quickly-terror-attack-receive-praise#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:27:00 +0000 80081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>New York Police Commissioner James O&#39;Neill, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and officials from the New York Fire Department and the FBI update people on the Oct. 31 terror attack. Image via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NYPD/">NYPD on Facebook</a>.</p> Gimme shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Teamwork, quick movement and pre-planning prove crucial in coordinating emergency hurricane shelters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Teamwork, quick movement and pre-planning prove crucial in coordinating emergency hurricane shelters.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter#comments Emergency Management Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:32:00 +0000 80021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A shelter in Seminole County, Fla., set up as Hurricane Irma was bearing down.</p> As California smolders, Tennessee city officials rebuild from 2016 wildfire, get new alert system http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system <div class="node-body article-body">As California battles its wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. officials are still picking up the pieces from the devastating blaze they faced almost a year ago.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system#comments Fire Fire Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:24:00 +0000 79961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_Gatlinburg,_Tennessee.JPG">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p>