Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Gun drawn, camera on: Wireless sensor cues body cams from holster http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/gun-drawn-camera-wireless-sensor-cues-body-cams-holster <div class="node-body article-body">The Axon Signal Sidearm alerts Axon body cameras when a firearm is removed from an officer's holster. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/gun-drawn-camera-wireless-sensor-cues-body-cams-holster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/gun-drawn-camera-wireless-sensor-cues-body-cams-holster#comments Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:16:00 +0000 78341 at http://americancityandcounty.com FBI investigates Tallahassee government for redevelopment deals http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/fbi-investigates-tallahassee-government-redevelopment-deals <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into Florida’s capital city regarding redevelopment deals in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/fbi-investigates-tallahassee-government-redevelopment-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/fbi-investigates-tallahassee-government-redevelopment-deals#comments Courts Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:42:00 +0000 78281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Florida Chamber of Commerce in Tallahassee. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_Chamber_of_Commerce_(NE_corner).JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cities prepare for traffic influx caused by August's solar eclipse http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/cities-prepare-traffic-influx-caused-augusts-solar-eclipse <div class="node-body article-body">As the August 2017 total solar eclipse approaches, cities within the viewing path are making preparations for an increased number of out-of-towners.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/cities-prepare-traffic-influx-caused-augusts-solar-eclipse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/cities-prepare-traffic-influx-caused-augusts-solar-eclipse#comments Emergency Management Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:53:00 +0000 78231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An annular solar eclipse, as visible in New Mexico&nbsp;in 2012. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Annular_eclipse_%22ring_of_fire%22.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> GPS-based tool enables Milwaukee police to arrest suspect without high-speed chase http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gps-based-tool-enables-milwaukee-police-arrest-suspect-without-high-speed-chase <div class="node-body article-body">Officers from Milwaukee Police Department’s District Five are using StarChase GPS technology to reduce the risks involved with high-speed police chases.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gps-based-tool-enables-milwaukee-police-arrest-suspect-without-high-speed-chase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gps-based-tool-enables-milwaukee-police-arrest-suspect-without-high-speed-chase#comments Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:15:00 +0000 78161 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The small black and white cylinder that adheres to the back of the vehicle is the tag portion of the <a href="http://www.starchase.com" target="_blank">StarChase pursuit management system</a>. The GPS tag has a super-strong adhesive to stick to the fleeing vehicle after being launched from a canister installed in the grille of the police cruiser.</p> New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for first pitch http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts deliver public safety products and transport vehicles that ensured SunTrust Park was ready for opening day </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SunTrust Park was ready for the Atlanta Braves' opening day thanks to cooperative contracts that helped deliver needed public safety products and transport vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Coop Solutions Facilities Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 78141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view from near home plate at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves&#39; new home.</p> 5 steps to improve victim restitution http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution <div class="node-body blog-body">Accounts receivables management client executive Brett Sivits explains how governments can update victim restitution programs to meet their communities' needs while complying with judicial orders.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution#comments Courts Finance Viewpoints Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:52:00 +0000 78111 at http://americancityandcounty.com Las Vegas police agency relies on software to create optimal work schedules http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules <div class="node-body article-body">An automated public safety scheduling and notification system from Kronos has streamlined officer scheduling at the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety. The system, Workforce TeleStaff, is designed to help officials have more control over their schedules. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules#comments Products at Work Finance Human Resources Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000 78041 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The screenshot shows a scheduling and staffing roster in the Workforce TeleStaff system for a fictional corrections agency. The system,&nbsp;from Kronos, performs automated public safety scheduling and notification.</p> Jersey City addresses two cases of alleged police brutality in two weeks http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/jersey-city-addresses-two-cases-alleged-police-brutality-two-weeks <div class="node-body article-body">As Jersey City, N.J. officials are expected to pay $45,000 to settle a 2012 federal lawsuit involving police brutality on June 14, a new case alleging police violence erupted in the city on June 7.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/jersey-city-addresses-two-cases-alleged-police-brutality-two-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/jersey-city-addresses-two-cases-alleged-police-brutality-two-weeks#comments Law Enforcement Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:06:00 +0000 78001 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Downtown Jersey City, N.J. Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Downtown_Jersey_City%2C_Jersey_City%2C_NJ_07302%2C_USA_-_panoramio_%2810%29.jpg/800px-Downtown_Jersey_City%2C_Jersey_City%2C_NJ_07302%2C_USA_-_panoramio_%2810%29.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Two Ohio cities explore legal action against opioid drugmakers http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/two-ohio-cities-explore-legal-action-against-opioid-drugmakers <div class="node-body article-body">The mayors of Dayton, Ohio, and Lorain, Ohio have voted to initiate legal proceedings towards opioid manufacturers as the state's opioid crisis worsens.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/two-ohio-cities-explore-legal-action-against-opioid-drugmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/two-ohio-cities-explore-legal-action-against-opioid-drugmakers#comments Courts Health & Welfare Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:50:00 +0000 77961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Pills of roxycodone, an opioid. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roxycodone_30mg.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> UTV equipment provides efficient on-field medical transport for sports programs http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/utv-equipment-provides-efficient-field-medical-transport-sports-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Athletic departments and schools use the MEDLITE transport skid for on-field medical transport.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/utv-equipment-provides-efficient-field-medical-transport-sports-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/utv-equipment-provides-efficient-field-medical-transport-sports-programs#comments Fleets Parks & Recreation Public Safety Public Safety Public Works Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +0000 77941 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>in the photo: A demonstration of how the MEDLITE transport skid would be used on a sports field. The product is a modular utility task vehicle (UTV) side-by-side medical unit.</p>