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First for Fairfax County 9-1-1 (VA)

On Saturday, Aug. 26, Fairfax County's Department of Public Safety Communications, also known as 9-1-1, held its first Public Safety Day Open House. Fairfax County 9-1-1 is Virginia's largest public safety answering point and is recognized nationally for its...

COVID-19 hits emergency call center (KY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — COVID-19 is still here, according to health officials, and it’s touching homes, school systems, and now an emergency response center in Lexington.  Lexington’s health department is reporting a significant uptick in confirmed COVID cases...

Arizona law expands paid counseling to emergency dispatchers

  PHOENIX — The way Melody Hernandez sees it, the trauma incurred by those taking emergency calls from people in crisis and dispatching help is no less than what occurs for her as a paramedic. Only thing is, state law did not require that 911 dispatchers get access to...

911 overview presented to Floyd County Fiscal Court (KY)

The Prestonsburg/Floyd County Emergency Communications Center, which came under fire following the murder of Amber Spradlin in June, was put in a more positive light during the Floyd County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Aug. 16. Prestonsburg Interim Police Chief Ross...

County says goodbye to longtime dispatch manager – (WI)

Eleven thousand days. That’s roughly how much time Denise Nash has spent with the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office. She spent the last decade managing the communications center, often referred to simply as “dispatch” or “comm center.” Now, she’s stepping down to enjoy...

Central County Emergency has new dispatch voice (MO)

ST. LOUIS- There is a new voice for Central County Emergency in St. Charles County that might sound like artificial intelligence. Meet Samantha, if sounds a bit automated, it's because she is. Samantha has been dispatching for North and South St. Louis County for...


Funding for School and Campus Safety 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 9:30 PT / 10:30 MT / 11:30 CT / 12:30 ET
Improving security at schools and on school grounds through the use of evidence-based technology is a primary mission in our society. There are funding streams available in the federal government which can be used for school and campus safety, but understanding the process of how to apply for grants and determining how to best leverage these funds may seem daunting. Public Sector Grants (PSG) is here to help demystify the process and provide invaluable assistance. Join us as we delve into FY 2023 COPS – School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) and FY 2023 BJA’s STOP School Violence Program. Kamala Kuhn, Director of Grants Assistance at PSG will provide insight into key requirements of these grants, how they have can be applied, vital deadlines, and much more!

We welcome members of governments at the local, state, federal, and federally recognized tribal nations; public, private, independent, and tribal school districts; members of public safety; and those serving in fields related to improving efforts to reduce violent crimes in and around schools.

Our presenters include:

Kamala Kuhn, Director of Grants Assistance, Public Sector Grants

Jackie Von Schmidt, Lead Product Management & Development • FirstNet, AT&T

Joshua Yeager, Sales Executive Sr Specialist • Integrated Solutions & Consulting, AT&T

Don’t miss this exclusive content and the opportunity to learn with a federal grants expert!


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