Law Enforcement http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6610/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> 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> Empowering local law enforcement with a single view of the citizen http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen <div class="node-body blog-body">An-Chan Phung, CTO at master data management solutions company VisionWare, explains how breaking up data silos can help police provide better law enforcement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/empowering-local-law-enforcement-single-view-citizen#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:46:00 +0000 79821 at http://americancityandcounty.com Atlanta lessens marijuana possession penalties http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia’s capital and largest city became the most recent municipality to lessen penalties for marijuana possession on Oct. 2.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/atlanta-lessens-marijuana-possession-penalties#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0000 79811 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A <em>Cannabis sativa</em> plant. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cannabis_sativa_(2560098199).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Las Vegas officials respond to shooting, others across country voice support http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support <div class="node-body article-body">Police and officials in Las Vegas are gathering answers to last night’s mass shooting in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/las-vegas-officials-respond-shooting-others-across-country-voice-support#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:19:00 +0000 79781 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mandalay_Bay_Hotel.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Riots erupt in St. Louis, police response deemed inappropriate by many http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many <div class="node-body article-body">Police response to protests over the acquittal of a St. Louis police officer in the shooting of a black man has come under fire. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/riots-erupt-st-louis-police-response-deemed-inappropriate-many#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:11:00 +0000 79611 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>St. Louis&nbsp;immigration rally in February&nbsp;2017. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St._Louis_Immigration_Rally_2-4-2017_(32603118261).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Police remove protesters from Philadelphia city council meeting following disruption http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption <div class="node-body article-body">The Philadelphia city council’s first meeting back after its summer break was anything but routine.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-remove-protesters-philadelphia-city-council-meeting-following-disruption#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:50:00 +0000 79571 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Philadelphia City Hall behind buildings. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_hall_Philadelphia.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Phoenix Police defend use of tear gas, pepper spray against Trump rally protesters http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/phoenix-police-defend-use-tear-gas-pepper-spray-against-trump-rally-protesters <div class="node-body article-body">The Phoenix Police Department and other government officials have defended its use of nonlethal weapons to control a crowd protesting a speech from President Donald Trump, as well as its associated rally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/phoenix-police-defend-use-tear-gas-pepper-spray-against-trump-rally-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/phoenix-police-defend-use-tear-gas-pepper-spray-against-trump-rally-protesters#comments Law Enforcement Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:24:00 +0000 79291 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Crowds outside the Phoenix Convention Center. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phoenix_Convention_Center_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Governments spend heavily for translation and foreign language services http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contract with United Language Group aims to fill gap </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities and counties need language services in many areas, says Don DePalma, founder of the Common Sense Advisory research firm. Language Select has been awarded U.S. Communities’ cooperative contract for foreign language interpretation, translation and related services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Law Enforcement Law Enforcement GPN Administration Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:23:00 +0000 70821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Don DePalma</p> Alaskan city loses entire police force within month, struggles to hire new talent http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/alaskan-city-loses-entire-police-force-within-month-struggles-hire-new-talent <div class="node-body article-body">A rural Alaska town lost its entire police force within a month, and it's struggling to attract new officers to uphold public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/alaskan-city-loses-entire-police-force-within-month-struggles-hire-new-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/alaskan-city-loses-entire-police-force-within-month-struggles-hire-new-talent#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:23:00 +0000 79091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Alaska State Trooper vehicle. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alaska_State_Trooper_K-9_Unit_parked_in_College,_Alaska.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>