Sidney Police meet challenges, overcome obstacles in 2019 (OH)

SIDNEY — “It is the vision of the Sidney Police Department to exceed the expectations of our community, to adapt to the ever changing challenges and to provide the highest level of service and protection to our citizens,” said Chief William Balling.

[…] We were able to locate and hire a new officer and a full time telecommunicator. We welcomed Jim Luana as our newest officer and Abigail Goins as our new telecommunicator. They bring with them … READ MORE

Sierra Wireless : Extends Leadership in Mobile Broadband with Enhanced 5G/4G Embedded Module Portfolio

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, today announced an expanded portfolio of mobile broadband embedded modules for mobile computing, routers, gateways, industrial automation, and new IoT applications, such as robotics, drones and private networks. Sierra Wireless’ 5G and 4G… READ MORE

Some Utahns couldn’t reach 9-1-1 during weekend technical difficulties (UT)

SALT LAKE CITY — In many areas across the state from Saturday through Sunday, emergency dispatchers and police departments let the public know that 9-1-1 wasn’t working on some mobile devices.

“We learned about it yesterday [Saturday] that 9-1-1 didn’t appear to be working, and it supposedly will be carrier specific, but we weren’t really sure,” Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Liz Sollis said… READ MORE

Pennsylvanians have option to text 911 for help (PA)

More and more 911 dispatch centers and county emergency management agencies in the state have implemented a system for users to contact 911 through text message – but the capability isn’t available everywhere.

Greg Leathers, the director of Greene County Emergency Management Agency, said the county wants to have the system in place. However, they’re currently waiting on one of four cellphone service providers to complete their setup to be a part of the 911 texting system in the county… READ MORE