Located in scenic western North Carolina, Morganton’s Department of Public Safety is tasked with providing law enforcement and fire protection services to a community of about 17,000 people. Like many other public safety agencies across the country, technology is playing an increasingly critical role in how Morganton DPS protects and serves its constituents. This includes […]
With nearly 60 participating first-responder teams, Urban Shield is one of the world’s largest comprehensive full-scale regional preparedness exercises. During this intense 48-hour event, SWAT, fire department and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from California, other U.S. states and countries as far away as Singapore push themselves to the limit as they test their skills and […]
Talk about a Throwback Thursday!
Earlier this fall, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that requires “all municipal police departments to equip newly purchased or leased vehicles that are used primarily for traffic stops with an in-car camera, or equip patrol officers with body cameras as a more affordable option.” The law was sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, […]
In 2011, the government of Eaton County, Mich., faced a dilemma. The rugged mobile computers used by law enforcement personnel throughout the county were aging and needed to be replaced. As with local governments across the country, funds to upgrade to new technology were tight. Despite a long history of relying on Toughbook laptops, administrators […]