Jim McKay, Justice and Public Safety Editor
Justice and Public Safety Editor
Virtual Alabama Empowers First Responders
December 10, 2008 - Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications demonstrates its EOC on wheels.
Minneapolis Bridge Collapse a Cache of Lessons Learned
October 30, 2008 - Five years of preparation and investment aided recovery during Minneapolis bridge collapse.
Police Use Low-Frequency Sound to Clear the Road
October 06, 2008 - New technology warns distracted drivers of approaching emergency vehicles.
California Project Demonstrates Interoperability, Sharing of Damage Assessment Data
September 18, 2008 - Los Angeles Basin Project test software and data sharing in simulated earthquake.
Reading, Pa., Deploys Citywide Wireless Surveillance Network
September 03, 2008 - Begins with 22 cameras downtown on the 4.9 GHz public safety band providing video access to mobile police vehicles.
Firearms Simulator Helps Police Prepare for Crisis Situations
August 10, 2008 - Video training tool simulates scenarios that cops may face in real life.
Police Crime Labs Struggle with Funding, Training and Bias Issues
July 08, 2008 - Houston PD Crime Lab upgrades after critical investigation.
Police Use GPS-Equipped Bait Car to Catch Car Thieves
June 08, 2008 - Monitoring technology boosts effectiveness of bait car concept in Sacramento, Calif.
Prisons Use RFID Systems to Track Inmates
May 06, 2008 - Prisons in California, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota deploy RFID tracking systems to manage inmates.
Houston PD Crime Lab Upgrades After Critical Investigation
April 27, 2008 - Crime laboratory run by the Houston Police bounces back after DNA processing errors.
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