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SOMA Wearable Tracks First Responders’ Location, Biometrics

“The smartwatch will complement SOMA’s broader “Public Safety as a Service” cloud platform, which includes dispatch, emergency response, data interoperability, and jail management components.” Law enforcement tech specialist SOMA Global has announced a new smartwatch...

Council supports KPD scanner encryption (HI)

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council voiced support for the Kaua‘i Police Department’s continued efforts to encrypt dispatch communications. KPD Chief Todd Raybuck said that it’s “pretty common knowledge where our officers are assigned and how many officers we have on...

County Upgrading 9-1-1 Infrastructure (VA)

When an emergency occurs, it's important that calls are sent to the right place and personnel are able to locate those involved. Upgrading 9-1-1 infrastructure can help with these tasks. Prince William County will switch to Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network...

Little Elm eyes mobile command unit (TX)

The town of Little Elm will soon have another tool to help with emergency response. The Town Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a mobile command center from Farber Specialty Vehicles in the amount of $599,853. According to the town, the 38-foot-long vehicle...

Georgia Dispatcher Hears 911 Call for Crash That Killed Son

Curney a dispatcher for Grady EMS told Jones she heard a call about an accident while at work and didn’t think much of it. “But when my grandmother called me I immediately knew that it was my baby, Curney said. The chain of events began when the driver of a white car,...

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