Law Enforcement en Empowering local law enforcement with a single view of the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Viewpoints Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:46:00 +0000 79821 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0000 79811 at <p>A <em>Cannabis sativa</em> plant. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Las Vegas officials respond to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:19:00 +0000 79781 at <p>Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Riots erupt in St. Louis, police response deemed inappropriate by 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:11:00 +0000 79611 at <p>St. Louis&nbsp;immigration rally in February&nbsp;2017. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Police remove protesters from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:50:00 +0000 79571 at <p>Philadelphia City Hall behind buildings. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Phoenix Police defend use of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:24:00 +0000 79291 at <p>Crowds outside the Phoenix Convention Center. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Governments spend heavily for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Law Enforcement Law Enforcement GPN Administration Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:23:00 +0000 70821 at <p>Don DePalma</p> Alaskan city loses entire police force within month, struggles to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:23:00 +0000 79091 at <p>An Alaska State Trooper vehicle. Image via <a href=",_Alaska.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Minneapolis officers didn’t engage body cameras before fatal shooting <div class="node-body article-body">A Minneapolis police officer who recently shot a woman by her house was wearing a body camera but didn’t have it turned on. His partner was also wearing a deactivated camera.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:29:00 +0000 78661 at <p>Minneapolis Police. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Jersey City addresses two cases of alleged police brutality in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Enforcement Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:06:00 +0000 78001 at <p>Downtown Jersey City, N.J. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>