The Special Operations Unit will consist of three-person teams working across three eight-hour shifts that will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to department officials.
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The city of Colorado Springs is installing 26 sensors in the downtown corridor as part of a program to collect foot and vehicle traffic data. The sensors detect and categorize moving objects but do not collect personally identifiable information.
Existing projects include the pilot streetlight program, during which lights were outfitted with sensors to collect weather and ozone data, and equipping trash cans with sensors that can notify staff when they get full.
Both K-12 and higher education expect to see interest in online full-time and part-time options grow in the long term. Some view hybrid learning as a way to mitigate the negative effects of online-only instruction.