Posts Tagged: Police

The Main Problem with Transparency In Government

A city council decided to adopt a “get tough on drunk drivers” and passed a resolution authorizing the Police Chief to hire a new part-time officer. The local media reported that the sole pupose of this new position within the police department was to crack down on drunk drivers on Friday and Saturday nights. WhenRead… Read more »

GovBytes: California to Launch Electronic Traffic Ticket Pilot

The California Highway Patrol would like to eliminate paper traffic tickets in favor of an e-ticket system that would save time, money, and cut back on clerical errors.The state is launching a pilot program to test a series of hand-held devices to administer traffic citations, according to Government Technology. Aside from eliminating the need toRead… Read more »

The Government Man – Where You Sit is Where You Stand – Part Two

Here is another tale from Confessions of a Government Man about what can happen when people insist on doing things exactly by the book (“Where you sit is where you stand.”). Remember, while these stories I have been posting are based on real events, I am passing them along for their entertainment value. * *Read… Read more »

GovBytes: Ohio Police Using Electronic Bracelets to Find Missing Persons

Police in Rocky River, Ohio, are supplying its citizens with high-tech electronic bracelets that use cell phone technology to pinpoint the wearer’s location. Rocky River’s population is nearly one third senior citizens, making them the target audience for this new technology. The bracelets are tied into the 911 system, allowing police to rapidly respond ifRead… Read more »

Federal or DOD Emergency Management – Public Safety Cloud Concepts

What are the most important aspects of Federal and/or DOD Emergency Management solutions that you would be willing to move to a Cloud? What would motivate you to using a Cloud versus a premise based solution? I would like to make this a running topic and build input from many sources as this is aRead… Read more »

LAWFARE: how Terrorist support groups are blocking the training of US law enforcement

In the article from the prestigious Counter Terrorist magazine, read about how Muslim terrorist support groups like CAIR, are looking to shut down US law enforcement training using “Lawfare”, a form of Jihad that uses this country’s hard earned laws against itself. READ MORE:

Have You Hugged Your 9-1-1 Dispatcher This Week?

Okay, well that’s good. Wait until next week to do it! April 10 -16, 2011 is National Public Safety Telecommunications week here in the United States. This is a federally designated week set aside to recognize the efforts of the more than 500,000 men and women who serve as 9-1-1 operators or dispatchers or CommunicationsRead… Read more »

Instant Messaging for Policing

Earlier this month, Captain Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spearheaded two networking sessions to highlight use of instant messaging for policing to many Southern California law enforcement agencies. Representatives from 63 agencies were in attendance. Captain Parker was joined by law enforcement partners; Commander Laura Farinella, Long Beach PD, Lieutenant JohnRead… Read more »

FaceBook Offers Law Enforcement Huge Communication Opportunity!

Facebook continues to morph into the most massive social networking site known to man. As of a few days ago according to Facebook Statistics there are now over 500 million user accounts on this social networking monster. The amount of people on this site and the time people are participating (700 billion minutes monthly) onRead… Read more »