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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>Photo:&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/&quot;>The Daring Librarian</a></p>

Online Security for Cops  

January 24, 2012
I know we're all proud of our vocation. We want to show pride, professionalism and sometimes a little of bravado. Just keep it off the 'net!
<p>Los Angeles County Sheriff&#39;s deputies have been issued wireless fingerprint readers to quickly access records. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

High-Tech Upgrades for Two Calif. Agencies  

December 20, 2011
In law enforcement, new technology for police forces often arrives slowly and sporadically. In California, we're seeing a critical shift to high-tech gadgetry that could be a bellwether for forces across the country.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblmpao/&quot;>Joint Base Lewis McChord</a>.</p>

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future  

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

App Review: Field Contact  

October 19, 2011
Field Contact for Apple devices makes it simple to enter all pertinent ID information directly to your iPhone, including names, addresses, vehicle information, aliases, or location of incident.

Public Safety Broadband: Looking Ahead After 9/11  

September 30, 2011
Public safety officials are increasingly aware of the disconnect between technology that's available to the average consumer and technology that's available to first responders. Many lawmakers are listening and stepping up to help public safety get the wireless network and technology it needs.
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App Review: Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder  

September 28, 2011
Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder give first responders a digital alternative to the print version of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

Nixle Reboots Text Messaging Service for LE  

August 22, 2011
The Nixle Connect SMS text-messaging service is now being offered at no charge to agencies. Earlier this month, Nixle rolled out its Dial and InterConnect "add-ons" that expand its capabilities when the mission is on the line.

App Review: Police Pad  

August 4, 2011
With Police Pad for Android, officers can fully document calls for service, including typed notes, photographs, and any audio recordings.
<p>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinmusic/">Gavin St. Ours</a></p>

Interoperability: 10 Years Too Long  

July 1, 2011
Regardless of the finer details, the fact remains that Americans and public safety agencies have waited far too long for an interoperable public safety broadband network. Now — not next year or the one after — is the time for Congress to lay aside differences and stand behind the more than 2 million first responders who serve this country.
<p><em><strong>Personnel can gain a quick, multi-department summary of events (upper left) and drill down to manage events and incidents as they occur.</strong></em></p>

IBM IOC Solution Helps LE Coordinate Across City, Respond to Crises  

June 6, 2011
Patterned in part after the NYPD real-time crime center, the IBM IOC is intended to analyze and distill data to provide timely information relevant to the individual officer.
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