Public Safety

Read: Making the Case for Text-to-911 for School Emergencies

Making the Case for Text-to-911 for School Emergencies

Hearing- and speech-impaired citizens have been pushing for Text-to-911 technology for years and a text can often get through when a voice call cannot.

Read: How MLKCH Transitioned to an In-House Public Safety Department

How MLKCH Transitioned to an In-House Public Safety Department

When employees at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital voiced frustration with contract security, CS Healthcare Director of the Year Mark Reed took matters into his own hands.

Read: RapidSOS, 911inform Partner to Connect Smart Buildings to Dispatchers

RapidSOS, 911inform Partner to Connect Smart Buildings to Dispatchers

The partnership enables sending of critical on-scene emergency data and allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to control doors and security cameras by pushing a button.

Read: Oregon State Police to End Contract with OSU Due to Staffing Shortage

Oregon State Police to End Contract with OSU Due to Staffing Shortage

The university has its own public safety department but its officers are unarmed and unable to place people under arrest.

Read: SIA Pushes for Congress to Examine Facts, Benefits of Facial Recognition

SIA Pushes for Congress to Examine Facts, Benefits of Facial Recognition

A letter issued to Congress urges for the collaboration of all stakeholders to address facial recognition concerns.

Read: Baylor Public Safety Ends Safe Ride Program Due to Misuse

Baylor Public Safety Ends Safe Ride Program Due to Misuse

Some students were using the program to get home every night or to go off-campus to meet friends, which was overwhelming the public safety department.

Read: 1 in 3 Americans Are Worried About Active Shooters

1 in 3 Americans Are Worried About Active Shooters

A survey conducted for CentralSquare found citizen safety concerns continue to rise and many support improved technology to make communities safer.

Read: These Are the Top 6 Most Surveilled Cities in America

These Are the Top 6 Most Surveilled Cities in America

In a new study of the top 50 cities in the world with the most surveillance cameras per person, six U.S. cities made the cut.

Read: 6 Shot, Including 2 Children, in Weekend Campus Shootings

6 Shot, Including 2 Children, in Weekend Campus Shootings

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed near a St. Louis high school, making her the twelfth child since June to lose their life to gun violence in the city.

Read: Study: California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law Has Helped Prevent Mass Shootings

Study: California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law Has Helped Prevent Mass Shootings

The new study shows the importance of having the means to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people before it’s too late.

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