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Some elected officials seem compelled to introduce legislation aimed at protecting the rights of suspected criminals while impeding our investigations.
The emergency dispatcher is the police officer's lifeline out in the field: coordinating resources, making notifications, running checks, and getting you help when and where you need it. When your butt is on the line, so is theirs.
Law enforcement agencies will soon have access to the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), a voluntary emergency alerting system developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the FCC, and wireless carriers.
The recession has made most law enforcement agencies cut back on their purchases of technology. That means that all of law enforcement is having to learn what small agencies have known for some time. You can do a lot for less, if you put your mind to it.