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Motorola Solutions Updates CommandCentral Aware Software

To bring together and make sense of multiple data sources, Motorola Solutions has announced enhancements to CommandCentral Aware, its situational awareness application designed to provide one cohesive view of an incident as it unfolds.

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(Video) The Dangers of Traffic Stops

LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the dangers to police officers present during traffic stops, and some of the tactics he teaches officers to help mitigate those dangers.

Officer Safety Products 2019

Bullets aren’t the only things you need protection from. Here's a selection of products that will keep you safe from other threats.

Police Warned of Dangers from Fires Involving Electric Vehicles

Safety experts say the only way to extinguish a lithium-ion battery inside a car is with thousands of gallons of water, much more than what it takes to stop a fire in a typical gasoline engine. The other option is to just let it burn itself out.

Oklahoma Sheriff, Her Deputies, and a K-9 Resign Over Dangerous Jail Conditions

Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett told local media a carbon monoxide leak that occurred last month and sent four employees to the emergency room had not been addressed, a proper fire alarm system wasn't in place and methane gases permeate the jail because of poorly-installed plumbing. She also said inmates had been shocked while taking showers because of exposed wiring.

Nation's First High-Speed Chase Warning System Launches in South Carolina

Oconee County (SC) Sheriff Mike Crenshaw heads up the first law enforcement agency in the nation to use the PursuitAlert technology. "Today we are happy to announce that we have a way to warn our citizens when someone refuses to stop for a deputy. While we can control the type of pursuits our deputies engage in through policy, we cannot control the individual that refuses to stop for blue lights and sirens. I am confident that PursuitAlert can save lives," said Crenshaw.

St. Paul Police Disbanding Mounted and Motor Units

Spokesperson Steve Linders said multiple reasons went into the department's decision, including the fact that the department has seen an increase in injuries to members of both units.

11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls

Here are some tips on staying safe on these types of calls for service, and ensuring the welfare of the individuals who have been victimized.

Massachusetts College Votes to Keep Campus Officers Disarmed

The Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design voted against a request from its campus police department to carry firearms on campus.

Woman Crashes Car Into California Police Department Lobby

According to NBC News, the woman was furious that the doors to the LAPD Harbor Division station were locked, so she drove her vehicle through those very doors and then backed out of the building.