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Texting 911: The Tech Is There but Cities Aren't Ready

August 8, 2014
Only 100 call centers out of more than 6,000 across the country are capable of receiving and responding to text messages. But that may be changing soon.

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

May 20, 2014
Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

May 20, 2014

Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option. Read Full Story Here.

U.S. Launches Distracted Driving Crackdown

April 4, 2014
The U.S. Transportation Department kicked off the first-ever national distracted driving awareness month, and will fund nationwide advertising and law enforcement on texting and other dangerous behavior behind the wheel.

N.Y. State Police Using SUVs to Spot Texting Drivers

November 25, 2013
The New York State Police are now using 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to spot drivers who are texting while behind the wheel.

N.J. Bill Would Allow Police Cell Phone Searches After Accidents

June 11, 2013
A state bill in New Jersey would allow police officers to search the cell phones of drivers at accident scenes to determine if they were talking or texting before the crash.

Tactical Texting Ends Utah Hostage Standoff

November 28, 2012
SWAT officers with the Roy (Utah) Police Department ended a hostage standoff late Tuesday by sending a series of text messages to the suspect using another man's cell phone.

Verizon Announces 911 Texting Service

May 15, 2012
Verizon Wireless is rolling out a 911 texting service that would allow its customers to send a 911 text message if they're unable to make a voice call. This enhanced SMS service is geared toward Verizon customers who are deaf or hard of hearing or who could be placed in additional danger by speaking.

Stalking on Campus: A Silent Epidemic

January 31, 2012

Twenty-four people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, and a significant portion of these individuals attend, are employed by or are patients of universities, K-12 districts and hospitals.

NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban on Driver Cellphone Use

December 14, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended a nationwide ban on driver use of all portable electronic devices in a vehicle, including hands-free devices. Exceptions would be devices that assist the driver in getting to a destination and for use in emergency situations.

N.Y. Troopers Issue 816 Texting Tickets Over Holiday Weekend

December 1, 2011
New York State Police cracked down on texting drivers, issuing 816 tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend during "Operation Hang-Up."

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.

Utah Agencies Launch Text-Tipping Tool

July 27, 2011
More than 50 law enforcement agencies in Utah have launched the TipSoft anonymous crime tipping tool to allow the public to send tips through their phone or computer.

Chicago Allows Citizens To Text Photos, Video To 911

March 16, 2011
The images are sent to the Chicago Police Department's crime-prevention information center, which reviews them to see whether they should be distributed to first responders or detectives investigating the incident.

New Media, Old Media, and Policing

February 4, 2011
Most of law enforcement has watched the information age and rising knowledge-worker revolution as curious observers. We should instead embrace the opportunities these innovations have brought us, and communicate directly with the public. After all, we work for them.

TASER Protector System Reduces Distracted Driving

January 5, 2011
Through the use of innovative technology, the Protector safe driver system enables families to prevent cell-phone related driving distractions, foster responsible driving behaviors, and have the information necessary to take action in emergency situations.

Connecticut Man Claims Officer 'Sexted' From His Phone

November 30, 2010
William Vasilakos, 39, filed the suit against officer Michael Presti, according to documents posted to The Smoking Gun. The department in investigating the claim.

Tennessee Rookie Says Inappropriate Text Was Honest Mistake

August 19, 2010
Cory Franklin, who was dismissed Aug. 9, had been on the job since November and said he was trying to send the picture message to his girlfriend, but accidentally sent it to a fellow officer.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows PDs to Search Officer Pagers

June 17, 2010
The Ontario (Calif.) Police Department fired Sgt. Jeff Quon after an internal audit determined he had sent a flurry of personal text messages using his department-issued pager.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears SWAT Texting Case

April 20, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court justices began discussing the merits of the firing of a California SWAT sergeant for receiving sexually explicit text messages on his department-issued pager.
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