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Free app alerts nearby officers of active school shootings

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December 14, 2013
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Whether on or off duty, LEOs can now receive immediate “active shooter” notifications on their iPhone or Android smartphones. It’s been one year since the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
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Nextdoor: Social Media For The Neighborhood

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August 26, 2013
Nextdoor: Social Media For The Neighborhood

The private social network for your neighborhood. That’s how Nextdoor, a two year old startup company based in San Francisco, describes their product. What is it? What does it do? Who is it for? How much is it? Let’s back up a moment and I will answer all of those questions. My Department’s community...
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ConncectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Campaign

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August 8, 2013
ConncectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Campaign

ConnectedCOPS Social Media Campaign This award will go to the law enforcement agency which has met its stated goals with a documented social media campaign. The campaign is designed to address a significant problem or educational issue within the agency’s jurisdiction. Nominations should include a description of how success was measured. The finalists in...
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City of London, UK Police launches smartphone app

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August 15, 2012
City of London, UK Police launches smartphone app

The Socionical Crowd Sourcing app, which has been developed in conjunction with the London School of Economics, enables visitors to the City to download real-time information about the Force and vital information as a result of a serious or catastrophic incident in the city. The app is now available to download from the app...
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Probation, Innovation & Geovation

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July 2, 2012
Probation, Innovation & Geovation

The UK government is currently undertaking a review of the probation service and is encouraging probation trusts to be innovative in responding to fundamental change. Jason Davies’s (@b00tstrapper) post shows that there’s plenty of innovation in the current probation service. SWM Probation Trust’s adventures in mapping, phone apps and pecha kucha. It’s Wednesday afternoon,...
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Stop and Search and Replay

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June 21, 2012
Stop and Search and Replay

Stop and search has always been a friction point between police and the communities they serve. Indeed several commentators cited it as a potential contributory factor to last year’s riots. The New York equivalent “Stop-and-Frisk” has proved equally contentious with almost 700,000 people questioned on the city’s streets last year. The vast majority were...
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ET Phone Home: Smartphones and crime prevention

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March 1, 2012
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One of the downsides about any form of new technology is that it is inevitably expensive and attractive to thieves. Over the years, burglars have focused on Video Recorders, DVD players and, now, Flatscreen TVs. Car thieves have moved from car radios via CD players on to SatNavs, although even those are no longer...
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The app that saves lives: location-aware CPR/AED notification capability is a PulsePoint away

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February 16, 2012
The app that saves lives: location-aware CPR/AED notification capability is a PulsePoint away

A revolutionary life-saving application for smart phones (iPhone and Android) has given dusty CPR training new wheels: smart CPR. What would you do if you were a Fire Chief having lunch while someone nearby needed CPR and you didn’t know it? If you’re Chief Richard Price of the San Ramon Valley Fire Department, you’d...
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Collier County S.O. Reaches Community With CCSO2go iPhone App

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July 6, 2011
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The Collier County (FL) Sheriffs Office rolled out its new iPhone app CCSO2go last month. At first blush this may not seem like that big of a deal, after all at the time of this blog post there are 377,555 apps available for the iPhone. But, the new CCSO2go iPhone app is a big deal...
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5 Reasons the Army is issuing iPhone and Android Smartphones to Troops

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December 19, 2010
5 Reasons the Army is issuing iPhone and Android Smartphones to Troops


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