What We Can Learn From the Police That Pioneered Body Cameras – Governing Magazine

Among police and their communities across the country there is an important conversation occurring about police worn body cameras.  Should we or shouldn’t we?  There are many aspects to be considered on this important and expensive topic.  We have already had discussion with our city council to educate them on the issues that surround any […]

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Bluetooth Technology — Understanding it and its vulnerabilities

Bluetooth is certainly cool technology.  We use it in our wireless headsets for phones and in connecting to our cars or wireless speakers.  But it has security vulnerabilities.  One of our resources in the intelligence community sent this to us and asked that we share it with our community. U-C Bluetooth – TheTechnology Vulnerabilities

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More on Texting to 911

Local 911 center coordinators meet together every 3 months in Oakland County.  We share information, policies and other items of mutual interest.  We have LOTS of items of mutual interest since we are all on one radio system and we share a computer aided dispatch software system and police records system.  These systems are subdivided […]

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When I call 911 on my cell phone do you know where I am? Maybe

I was glad to see a USA Today news story over the weekend that details the challenges we have with the national cellular 911 system:  we struggle to find out where you are when you call us in an emergency.  Simply put – the system has challenges.  So it is important to know your location […]

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Text to 911????

Back in March of 2014 I published this blog about the changes coming to the 911 system.  Yesterday the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office made their announcement about their move to accept texting on behalf of all of the dispatch centers in Oakland County so that all of the bugs in the system can be worked […]

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