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Emergency Management

CommandScope Provides Detroit Officers with Hotel Building Data

CommandScope pre-planning software will be installed at a Detroit DoubleTree hotel to equip the Detroit Police Department with building data of the hotel grounds.

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Planning for Disaster

Emergency response software has been created to help first responders use resources and tactics to handle a wide range of critical incidents. Although software itself is hardly a silver bullet that will crush a terrorist event, its capabilities are nevertheless reassuring.

7 Tips for Handling the Unusual Call

If it is true that fortune favors the prepared, then it makes sense for law enforcement to have as much prior contingency planning in place as possible. There are several things patrol personnel can do in the absence of otherwise readily available protocol.

Social Media Analytics in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies and first responders would do well to acclimate themselves to social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Such capabilities can provide crucial information during civil unrest, natural disasters, and other disturbances.

3 Things You Want Dispatchers To Know

Communication is a two-way street. We asked several officers for three things they want dispatchers to know, as a companion piece to our September feature, "10 Things Dispatchers Want You to Know."

10 Things Dispatchers Want You to Know

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.

Aurora PD Issues Press Release on Colorado Theater Shooting

When the suspect was arrested, police recovered one rifle, one handgun and a gas mask. A third gun is still inside the theater. The suspect is an adult male Aurora resident in his early twenties.

Responding To the I-35W Bridge Collapse

The city of Minneapolis produced this video about the emergency response to the I-35W Bridge collapse in 2007. Officers provided security, helped rescue victims, and provided other important duties.

DHS Technologies' Antimicrobial Shelter Fabric Enables In-Field Medical Procedures

DHS Technologies has introduced the XYTEX 500 fabric for its Reeves DRASH shelters that provides an aseptic, sterile-like environment for surgery and complex medical procedures in the field.

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Joplin: A Tornado Tests Your Preparedness

Joplin will rise from the ripped trees and flattened devastation as a more modern, more energetic, and more proud community. And, I wonder, will you take the time to make your own bug-out bag, buy that generator, and be prepared if it happens to you?

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