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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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The Golden Guardian emergency response drill included an active shooter in Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. Image via Flickr.com (jb18t).

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities  

June 7, 2010
Effective communication is essential in large-scale emergencies. With multiple agencies working together on a complex and fast-paced incident, every second counts; there's no room for delay or error.
Students participating in Raytheon’s Engineers Week design and build a trebuchet siege engine used in the Middle Ages to illustrate the real-world application of math and science. Photo courtesy of Raytheon.

Cultivating Education for Better Prepared Public Safety Recruits  

May 28, 2010
As technology continues to become more sophisticated, it's critical for public safety personnel to understand the many tools available to help them do their jobs.

What's Up With In-Car Video?  

May 6, 2010
Technology is never the limiting factor—capable systems exist now. Systems integration and cost planning must be well thought out to bring it to officers on the streets.
The MILO Range PRO offers a touchscreen User Interface allowing trainers to quickly load scenarios without a keyboard or mouse.

ILEETA: Trainers Go Hands On With Simulators  

April 22, 2010
One of the best things about attending the International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association conference held this week in the Chicago area is that trainers get some serious hands-on experience with some of the latest training tools, including use-of-force simulators.
Image via nrtphotos (Flickr.com).

Will Cell Phones Eventually Replace Your Handheld Radio?  

April 13, 2010
As systems integration shifts competition among handset manufacturers, we can also expect to see handset capabilities expand. Cell phones run circles around a police radio for about 5 percent of the cost.
Image via InterAct Public Safety

Baltimore PD Hits the Streets on Foot with PocketCop  

March 4, 2010
In a bid to curb crime through community engagement, the Baltimore Police Department is using new technology to get back to the tradition of the neighborhood cop on foot patrol.

NYPD Says FCC's Public Safety Broadband Network Plan Falls Short  

February 25, 2010
The New York Police Department's Deputy Chief Charles Dowd called the FCC's plan "a red herring," because it doesn't give first-responders the kind of access that's needed during a crisis.
One Force Tracker iPhone software via Raytheon.

Military Mobile Apps Could Protect Urban Areas As Well  

February 4, 2010
Imagine a 10-officer team staking out a group of suspects from several locations simultaneously. Now, imagine the supervisor and team can observe each others' movements, simultaneously communicate via text message and call up a map of an entire building that suspects are about to enter.

San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras  

January 14, 2010
The San Jose Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to deploy head-mounted video cameras on officers during a pilot program started late last year. The department implemented the new TASER AXON and Evidence.com system.
LAPD mounted officer uses a two-way radio that hasn't changed much in four decades. Image via NoHoDamon (Flickr.com).

Why Does My Mobile Phone Have Thousands of Apps, But Not My Radio?  

December 14, 2009
I can't begin to count the times police and fire personnel have asked me why their cell phones have thousands of applications, yet their radios have none. The simple answer is that we, as public safety professionals, have not required it.
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