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  • Municipal Water Security Mandates

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday February 19, 2010
    When we last discussed municipal water districts and security mandates, a bill had just passed in the House of Representatives (HR 2686) that would fold water treatment plants into the Chemical Facilities Anti-terrorist Standards or as they are known...
  • Cameras lend a helping hand

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday February 17, 2010
    Across the country we hear about dramatic city budget cuts and shrinking city workforces as funds become scarce. In order to manage the steadily increasing workload with fewer employees, cities are taking advantage of surveillance cameras. Strategically...
  • School shooting or workplace violence?

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Sunday February 14, 2010
    We just completed a sad few days for campus violence. Three shootings left four dead and five wounded victims in Huntsville, Ala. and Knoxville, Tenn. But two of the incidents were unusual in that the alleged shooters were faculty members. In...
  • Police officers posing as burglars

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday February 12, 2010
    Cities and local governments are always looking for ways to keep citizens safer and increase public safety. A police department in the UK has come up with one of the more innovative ways to make people aware of security and safety. The department in...
  • Cities Turn to Cameras to Combat Traffic and Car Accidents

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Thursday February 11, 2010
    It is important for any community to keep its roadways open, moving and safe and that is not always easy with an increasing number of cars and trucks on the road.  Keeping traffic moving smoothly means fewer accidents and better response time for...
  • Social Media Attracts Gang Members

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday February 9, 2010
    Gang members are turning more often to social media sites to brag about their crimes, share intelligence on rivals and network with other gang members across the country. For example, the notoriously violent MS-13 gang has set up dozens of Facebook...
  • The Horse Has Left the Barn

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday February 5, 2010
    Two weeks ago, thieves broke into an Oakland, Calif. elementary school and took a sophisticated sound system. It was so easy, that they returned a week later and took computers, VCRs and DVD players. In all, 19 classrooms were broken into with losses...
  • The Case for City Camera Systems

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday February 3, 2010
    More and more state and local governments are turning to security technology to help ensure public safety or improve operations. The following three headlines from this past week highlight how the surveillance cameras are being used. Cameras to...
  • Guns on College Campuses: The Debate Continues in Georgia

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday February 2, 2010
    Legislators in Georgia are set to consider a proposal that would allow guns on college campuses in the state. There are currently 15 states that leave the decision to permit concealed carry on college campuses entirely to each college or university. Of...
  • DoD Report Endorses Mass Notification Systems

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Thursday January 28, 2010
    A Department of Defense review of the November shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas that left 13 dead and 43 wounded or injured makes a recommendation that mass notification (or warning) systems be incorporated into the emergency response plans of DoD...