Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Denver Police Department rolls out new use-of-force policy http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy <div class="node-body article-body">The Denver Police Department's new use-of-force policy, which took over a year to draft, was designed with the hopes of increasing public trust and fostering better relations between police and the community.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:11:00 +0000 82811 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A police officer reaches for his sidearm. Image via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_of_force">Wikipedia.</a></p> Anchorage fortifies its computer systems as hackers attack neighboring municipalities http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti <div class="node-body article-body">A potent cyber attack is spreading through local Alaskan governments, but the state’s biggest municipality is determined not to fall victim to it.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti#comments Government Security Records Management Mon, 06 Aug 2018 19:34:00 +0000 82761 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Anchorage, Alaska skyline. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anchorage_from_Earthquake_Park.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Local governments create ‘safe exchange zones’ for online transactions, child custody exchanges http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha <div class="node-body article-body">Police and sheriff’s departments across the country are setting up safe exchange zones, where online transactions and child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to ensure the safety of all parties involved.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 06 Aug 2018 04:20:00 +0000 82751 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Rutherford County, Tenn.&#39;s Sheriff&#39;s Office. Image via Rutherford County.</p> Frustrated, demoralized Seattle police officers leave department http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department <div class="node-body article-body">Due to frustrations over local politics and steadily declining morale, Seattle police officers are leaving the force in what the city’s police union is calling a “mass exodus.”</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:07:00 +0000 82521 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Seattle Police Car. Image via<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Police_Department#/media/File:Seattle_Police_by_mrkoww.jpg"> Wikimedia Commons.</a></p> Police step up presence at media outlets following Maryland newspaper shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting <div class="node-body article-body">Police departments in major cities have stepped up officer presence at newsrooms across the country after a shooting in a Maryland newspaper office killed multiple people.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:35:00 +0000 82471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A New York Police Department vehicle. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYPD-SUV.jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Coming soon to your town? http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town <div class="field-deck"> When hate groups decide to demonstrate, it can ignite a community – literally and figuratively. Here’s how you can keep the powder keg from exploding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When hate groups decide to demonstrate, it can ignite a community – literally and figuratively. Here’s how you can keep the powder keg from exploding.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town#comments Law Enforcement Thu, 28 Jun 2018 20:07:00 +0000 82451 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nazis march in Newnan, Ga. Image courtesy of <em>The Newnan&nbsp;Times-Herald</em>.</p> GPN Industry Insights: Communication technology http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gpn-industry-insights-communication-technology <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with Dave George, chief engineer and president of Pryme Radio Products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dave George, chief engineer and president of Pryme Radio Products, explains how public sector professionals can best do business with the communications industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gpn-industry-insights-communication-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/gpn-industry-insights-communication-technology#comments Communications Products at Work Telecommunications Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:04:00 +0000 82431 at http://americancityandcounty.com Lessons in emergency alerting for active shooter incidents http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/lessons-emergency-alerting-active-shooter-incidents <div class="node-body blog-body">Thomas Crane, senior solutions consultant at communication technology provider Everbridge, explains how agencies can best use emergency notification systems during active shooter emergencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/lessons-emergency-alerting-active-shooter-incidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/lessons-emergency-alerting-active-shooter-incidents#comments Communications Viewpoints Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:19:00 +0000 82411 at http://americancityandcounty.com Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about introducing facial recognition software into their operations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology#comments Law Enforcement Technology Viewpoints Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 +0000 82281 at http://americancityandcounty.com Flooded Maryland city and county rebuild amid worries about future http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future <div class="node-body article-body">Questions loom about Elliott City, Md.’s future as the city and Howard County, Md., try to rebuild after the second ‘1,000-year flood’ in two years slammed into the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future#comments Emergency Management Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:46:00 +0000 82231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Damage from Ellicott City, Md.&#39;s 2016 flood. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellicott_City_Flood_Recovery,_damaged_buildings_(28788821593).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>