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Oct 13, 2016

Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future 1

If in-building efforts and reliability standards can be aligned effectively, the potential impact for both public-safety and commercial communications could be tremendous....More
Oct 6, 2016

State RFPs for FirstNet highlight intriguing issues for public safety’s 700 MHz narrowband spectrum 1

Many in public safety have expressed resistance to the notion that some states are exploring the notion of migrating 700 MHz public-safety narrowband spectrum to broadband use, citing legitimate concerns. But the reality is that public safety needs to examine all options to better utilize this band, or it could risk losing this very valuable spectrum....More
Oct 4, 2016

How should states prepare for FirstNet opt-out decision? 2

Most states have not taken any formal actions to prepare for the FirstNet opt-out decisions that their governors are expected to make next year. There is a lot to consider, and approaches can vary dramatically—a fact that is evident in the three state requests for proposals (RFPs) that have been released to date....More
Sep 29, 2016

First responders need access to life-saving, 3D location technology

For public safety, the location of an incident and where its personnel resources are during a response are critical pieces of information. With this in mind, it is crucial that such data—including vertical-location information, with floor-level granularity—is made available to first-response agencies....More
Sep 27, 2016

FirstNet education is crucial, but it does not lend itself to sound bites, elevator pitches 3

FirstNet is important, but educating officials, public safety and the general public about this unprecedented initiative may be easier said than done....More
Sep 22, 2016

From festivals to football, emergency preplanning for assembly events is critical

Bad things can happen when large gatherings of people occur, particularly in today's era of terrorist attacks. By planning for emergencies long before such an event, public safety can be equipped to respond to an incident as quickly and efficiently as possible....More

If expense is not an issue, should wearable cameras be used by law enforcement?

Yes—camera should always be on when officer is on duty.
62% (151 votes)
Yes—as long as the officer can control when the camera is on or off.
19% (47 votes)
No—it’s a privacy intrusion to the public and to the officer.
19% (45 votes)
Total voters: 243

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