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Give Smartphones To Field Cops

Give Smartphones To Field Cops

Once these decision-makers accept what field cops instinctively know — that smartphones are the future — public safety departments will move quickly to adopt technologies that already exist.

December 16, 2010

All the Suspect Info on the Screen In Your Hand

Notice that in public safety, we have many capabilities in DNA, prints, biometrics, and yet we have no field capability. Not for long. Finally, police executives and IT professionals in public safety are demanding these new capabilities in RFPS and program development.

September 23, 2010

LTE Expands Communications For LE

As LTE begins to be deployed in 2011, according to industry leaders, patrol officers will have access to data and video in vehicles and on hand-held devices. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the convergence of cellular applications and devices with current antiquated police radio systems has begun.

July 14, 2010

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities

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.

June 7, 2010

Cultivating Education for Better Prepared Public Safety Recruits
What's Up With In-Car Video?

What's Up With In-Car Video?

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.

May 6, 2010

Will Cell Phones Eventually Replace Your Handheld Radio?
Military Mobile Apps Could Protect Urban Areas As Well

Military Mobile Apps Could Protect Urban Areas As Well

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.

February 4, 2010

Why Does My Mobile Phone Have Thousands of Apps, But Not My Radio?
Bring Battlefield Communications To Law Enforcement

Bring Battlefield Communications To Law Enforcement

At a recent trade show, I spoke with many in law enforcement about reliance on radio towers for data systems. Based on my experience with radio systems in use by the military for more than a decade, I suggested we don't really need "towers" as public safety knows them today.

November 6, 2009