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Justice and Public Safety

State and local government tech-driven efforts around courts, corrections, law enforcement and public safety, including applied tech in police and fire.

Early intervention software is getting more sophisticated, with wellness dashboards and other features. In this era of heightened police-community tension, can these tools make the job both more accountable and attractive?
The gov tech vendor announced an integration with EagleView Technologies that will allow more access to geospatial data for first responders. Governments are increasingly looking to geospatial tools for more tasks.
Responding to a fatal shooting on campus last month, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are exploring technological solutions to monitor campus and make it more secure.
Independence police say they plan to outfit their officers with body cameras by January 2024 after the department received a grant from the Department of Justice that will pay for 200 body cameras and three additional positions.
Evidence that comes from algorithms or that might be deepfake will have to go before a judge, who must then decide based on a number of mitigating factors whether it is admissible.
Lockport City School District in New York has approved a new security system to store vital data such as site maps, photos and evacuation plans, and offer tools for emergency preparedness, response and documentation.
Despite what critics say was a rough rollout in four pilot counties earlier this year and lingering concerns from lawyers, Mecklenburg County is scheduled to transition to a more digital courthouse on Oct. 9.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to conduct a nationwide test to gauge how effective the government’s mass communication can be in the event of an emergency, the agency said in a statement.
Police in La Mesa, Calif., may soon purchase cameras that scan the license plates of cars, a system that is already employed in El Cajon that critics say is illegally sharing data across state lines.
A new state law that went into effect Sept. 1 requires all emergency medical responders to report drug overdose information to local health authorities, who then feed the data into a software program that maps it.