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More police departments and other first-responders are using drones

IN JUNE a search-and-rescue team in Colorado used a drone to spot lost hikers in a pine forest, shaving hours off the time it would have taken to find the hikers using dogs, and thousands of dollars off the cost of doing so with a helic.....»»

Category: useconomySource: economistOct 12th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: AT&T glitch causes 911 outage around the country

Police departments and government officials across the country reported a 911 outage Wednesday evening that prevented some AT&T customers from contacting emergency responders......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 8th, 2017

Police departments are thinking about using drones armed with stun guns

Police officers could soon be adding a new weapon to their arsenal: stun-gun drones. The idea of police using drones equipped with stun guns to catch criminals isn't all that far-fetched. Stun gun maker Taser International has already approached some law .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 20th, 2016

Las Vegas Refuses to Release Police Body Camera Footage From Mass Shooting, Prompting Criticism

Police departments across the country could benefit from a thorough examination of footage the Las Vegas police have yet to release......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 20th, 2017

Drones appear to be taking on a bigger, more dangerous role in Mexico"s criminal warfare

Mexican federal police Four men were stopped in central Mexico in possession of a drone with an explosive.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 25th, 2017

Parrot"s new drones could save lives (and crops)

Two new professional drones from Parrot are built for farmers, first responders, inspectors, and construction workers......»»

Category: topSource: cnnOct 25th, 2017

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

Police departments across the country use inexpensive field tests to quickly screen for drugs. But the kits create a lot of room for.....»»

Category: topSource: nprOct 16th, 2017

President Trump, “America Is a Nation in Mourning”

President Trump, “America Is a Nation in Mourning” Wednesday, US President Donald Trump praised Las Vegas police, 1st responders, hospital staffers, civilian heroes, for their work after Sunday’s shooting rampage that killed 59 peop.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsOct 4th, 2017

Officers, medics sue over chemical plant fire after Harvey

Seven police officers and other emergency responders say they were sickened by a chemical fire at a storm-flooded plant outside Houston, according to a lawsuit they filed against the owner Thursday that seeks $1 million and alleges gross negligence......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 7th, 2017

Officers, others sue Houston-area chemical plant after fire

Seven police officers and other emergency responders say they were sickened by a chemical fire at a storm-flooded plant outside Houston, according to a lawsuit they filed against the owner Thursday that seeks $1 million and alleges gross negligence......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 7th, 2017

Tracking Military Weaponry Flowing To America"s Local Police Departments

Authored by Adam Andrzejewski via Forbes.com, Last  wee.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 5th, 2017

Military kit cuts crime

IT SOUNDS like an inventory for war: 126 tracked armoured vehicles, 138 grenade-launchers, some 1,600 bayonets. That is a sample of items given to police departments by the military as part of America’s “1033” milit.....»»

Category: useconomySource: economistAug 31st, 2017

Spy-In-The-Sky? Defense Industry Scrambling To Develop Drones To Replace Cop Choppers

The defense industry is revamping military drones in a race to capture a target-rich new market: the police helicopter, a patrol mainstay of thousands of cop shops worldwide. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 31st, 2017

How a Houston Retailer"s HQ Became a Home Base for First Responders

Retail chain Academy Sports + Outdoors has opened its stores to first responders in need of supplies and has converted its Houston headquarters into temporary residences for hundreds of police, National Guard and EMTs......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 30th, 2017

Trump wants to lift ban on giving military equipment to police: report

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of surplus battlefield military equipment to U.S. police departments......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 28th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Verizon building first-responder network to compete with AT&T

Verizon says it controls about two-thirds of the market for police, fire and other first responders, and in its announcement signaled that it plans to hold on to them......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2017

Ford probes police SUVs exposing officers to carbon monoxide fumes

Some departments are starting to.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 9th, 2017

Ford Rushes to Repair Police SUVs

Ford Motor Co. has dispatched several teams of investigators to police departments across the country as the automaker tries to contain the fallout over concerns about carbon monoxide seeping into law enforcement vehicles......»»

Category: topSource: msnbcAug 8th, 2017

Ford works with police agencies after cops sickened by fumes

A growing number of police departments across the country are taking action over concerns that carbon monoxide fumes from Ford Explorer patrol vehicles are seeping inside the SUVs, potentially sickening officers......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 3rd, 2017

Ford working with police to fix carbon monoxide issue

A growing number of police departments across the country are taking action over concerns that carbon monoxide fumes from Ford Explorer patrol vehicles are seeping inside the SUVs, potentially sickening officers......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 3rd, 2017

Ford Explorer fumes have police departments worried

A growing number of police departments across the country are taking action over concerns that carbon monoxide fumes from Ford Explorer patrol vehicles are seeping inside the SUVs, potentially sickening officers......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 3rd, 2017