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VA Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Chiefs to Set Curfews During Unrest
The bill if signed into law would empower local law enforcement chiefs to impose curfews for up to 24 hours if there is “an imminent threat of any civil commotion or disturbance in the nature of a riot which constitutes a clear and present danger.”
Off-Duty TX Officer Takes Down Mall Shooter without Firing Shot
During a press conference Wednesday evening, El Paso Police Chief Peter Pacillas said an off-duty officer, who was not identified, was already at the Cielo Vista Mall when the shooting started.
Biden Calls for Police Reform and "Assault Weapon" Ban in State of the Union Address
Just as every cop, when they pin on that badge in the morning, has a right to be able to go home at night, so does everybody else out there. Our children have a right to come home safely,” Biden said.
How Open Source Intelligence Can Identify Threats
POLICE Magazine Editor David Griffith discussed open source intelligence investigations on the Cobwebs Technologies Tangles solution with Johnmichael O'Hare, business development director for Cobwebs.
First Look: Emergency Incident System
Aegix Global’s aim allows schools, facilities and events to call for help during critical situations, provide responders with essential information, and enable direct two-way communication between users and safety personnel on site.
The Role of School Police in Critical Incidents
POLICE Magazine Editor David Griffith interviews Rodney Ellis, chief of the Glynn County (GA) Board of Education Police about the need for school agencies, what it takes to lead a school agency, and school police response to active shooters and disasters.
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Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team Deploys Nearly 700 Times in 2022
The team provided public safety agencies with nearly 5,500 Verizon Frontline devices and solutions ranging from repeaters, mobile hotspots, routers, smart devices and drones to dozens of deployable satellite solutions such as Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs) during the deployments.
Cleveland Police Revising Mass Demonstration Response Policies
The agency must also establish policies on how to handle “civil disobedience” and “civil disturbances,” on dispersal orders, and on training of officers on how to use less-lethal munitions.
LAPD to Retrain Officers in Crowd Control Tactics
Chief Michel Moore and other commanders who presented LAPD’s tactics at the Los Angeles Police Academy on Thursday, Dec. 8, said around 8,000 officers, from the lowest levels to the chief himself, are being retrained.
Hurricane Response: Developing Plan in Advance is Crucial
“After every major storm of the past, I guess going back to Hurricane Andrew, we have made it a point sometime in the six to eight months after the storm to pay a visit to the impacted area, talk to law enforcement, talk to the emergency management directors, and get their honest lessons learned,” says Col. Neil Baxley.
Heroism Amid Horror in the Human Response to California's Worst Wildfire
The 2018 Camp Fire became the costliest wildfire in California history with a total of 85 civilian deaths and an estimated $16.5 billion in damage. The public safety response to the rapidly unfolding disaster was—in totality— valiant and brave and seemingly superhuman even if at times wholly improvised.
POLICE to Hold Panel Discussion Webinar on Natural Disaster Response
The webinar will cover a wide variety of disaster response topics, including having a plan in place in advance of any natural disaster, keeping both public and first responders safe during and after, command and control, search and rescue, evacuations, preventing looting and crime, and managing return following an evacuation.
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