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Brian Cain

Brian Cain is a sergeant with the Holly Springs (Ga.) Police Department, and is known as the "Millennial cop" on Twitter. He has been in law enforcement since 2000. He hosts and produces a podcast for Millennials in law enforcement.



Michael Bostic

Michael Bostic

Mike Bostic, of Raytheon Corp.'s Civil Communication Solutions group, specializes in open architecture, systems integration of communications and data programs. Mike spent 34 years with the LAPD. He managed IT and facility development, as well as the SWAT Board of Inquiry, which developed new command-and-control systems.
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<p>Enhanced Dynamic Dual Mode provides users with improved interoperability and increased voice capacity on P25 systems.&nbsp;Photo courtesy of Harris.</p>

Maximizing P25 Spectrum  

February 15, 2013
The APCO Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standard is now ready for critical communications users. This further advancement of P25 was intended to improve upon the digital public safety radio communications standards used by first-responders, homeland security, emergency response professionals, and other agencies.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Is Voice Recognition Ready for Prime Time Policing?  

February 5, 2013
If I were working a patrol shift, hands-free computing could be a lifesaver. I could be driving to a call for service with both hands on the wheel and retrieving (via voice command) critical dispatch information from my mobile computer.

Breaking Down Tech Barriers  

December 24, 2012
On a timeline of public safety innovation and advancements, 2012 will be marked as a blockbuster year. The creation of the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and forward movement in next-generation 911 (NG911) marked a 180-degree turn from just a few years ago. And it's about time.
<p>Infographic courtesy of Great Call.</p>

Next-Gen 911: Technology Behind a 911 Call  

December 12, 2012
Next-gen 911 (or enhanced 911) will enable calls, text messaging, and even video from mobile devices to be sent to the dispatch center, which is also known as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).
<p>Screenshot via <a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxkoIWfKR4&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>CoyoteAndRoadRunner</a>.</p>

High-Tech Gear: Agencies Level the Playing Field  

November 19, 2012
Technology companies can no longer take a proprietary view that shies away from open architecture and cross-platform partnerships. In our multidimensional and complex world, partnerships offer cost-efficient, workable solutions for public safety.
<p>Pelican&#39;s 1075 hard case provides rugged protection for the iPad.</p>

Tablet Accessories  

November 15, 2012
Accessories for tablets are still being developed, but plenty of cases and mounts are currently available. If you're using a tablet on patrol, don't miss this handy guide.

Public Safety Broadband: FirstNet Must Put Public Safety First  

October 8, 2012
FirstNet (the First Responder Network Authority) will oversee the building and operation of the new nationwide public safety broadband network. The board as a whole can't allow the politics of business and Congress to shape a system with limited capabilities and limited competition.
<p>A FedEx TechConnect technician makes a warranty repair to a Getac ruggedized notebook.</p>

Getac Allies with FedEx for Rapid Rugged Computer Repair   

September 27, 2012
FedEx will not only handle the transport of the computers, specially trained FedEx TechConnect personnel will repair them.
<p>Photo courtesy of Sara Kronenberg.</p>

Social Media Analytics in Law Enforcement  

September 20, 2012
Law enforcement agencies and first responders would do well to acclimate themselves to social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Such capabilities can provide crucial information during civil unrest, natural disasters, and other disturbances.
<p>Screenshots via At-Scene.</p>

App Review: iCrimeFighter  

September 14, 2012
The iCrimeFighter app allows field investigators to keep accurate notes while they work a case. The app is simple to use, and you can easily add photos, videos, notes, and a to-do list to your case.
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