A new study focusing on police conduct reviewed 500 body camera videos from the Newtown Police Department in Connecticut. The researcher, a former officer, says body cams are "essential."
The automated voice messaging system meant to alert fire stations to incoming emergency calls is not working properly. A 911 dispatcher is now dedicated to calling stations to make sure fire staff don’t miss emergency calls.
To safeguard schools in the state from cyber threats, a recently enacted law will allow the California Military Department to conduct independent security assessments to identify any weaknesses.
The project is part of the company's $4.8 million federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund grant, awarded in January, that will expand its Cumberland County network to an estimated 5,900 homes and small businesses.
A high-tech buoy will report real-time weather information by measuring the height and direction of waves in Buzzards Bay. The buoy will be placed about 4 nautical miles southwest of Cuttyhunk Island.
Leslie Chaney, CIO of New Hanover County, has retired after 17 years with the regional government. Sunny Hwang will start as the county’s CIO in November, bringing a mix of public- and private-sector IT experience.
The Goshen, Ind., Police Department will soon have its own virtual training simulator after being authorized to purchase an Apex Officer training simulator, making it the first department in the state to do so.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has added new technology to help investigate crimes involving phones, computers and surveillance cameras, following a $51,300 grant from the state Office of Homeland Security.
The Bethel Police Department is seeking $125,500 to upgrade the department's current computer-aided dispatch and records management system software. Among other things, the system would allow for faster ticketing.
City officials have approved the application for a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to replace older water meters with an Automated Meter Reading System, also known as smart meters.
The city has partnered with NASA to develop strategies for welcoming electric oversized drones, which take off vertically from landing pads called vertiports. The city’s first vertiport is planned for the Lake Nona area.
Las Vegas has entered into a partnership with Cox Communications to set up a “managed private network” in a public park. The system uses video surveillance, sensors and other technology to evaluate park activity.
Mayor Brent Centers said the city is seeking a state grant through the state Office of Criminal Justice to cover most of the costs of outfitting its 19 patrol officers with body cameras for the next five years.
The algorithms used to create the synthetics data for AI in autonomous vehicles was first designed for use in big Hollywood films. But the tools were specifically designed to depict white humans.
The company, a major biometric identification vendor for law enforcement, hopes that by putting the technology in the hands of more agencies it will make the whole practice of fingerprint matching more useful.
County officials approved a $175,000 consulting contract to develop a strategic plan to expand broadband accessibility. Thousands of residents are without access to high-speed Internet service.