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Interoperability is not just a technical term; it’s the backbone of a coordinated and efficient emergency response strategy
Our government built its public warning systems around AM radio because it’s the most reliable form of communication if disaster strikes
A detailed analysis of the Uvalde incident unveils critical flaws in active shooter response, offering vital insights for law enforcement agencies nationwide
“I’m angry at what happened today. The people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment,” Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference
The proposals include requiring background checks for advertised private gun sales, harshening penalties for reckless sales and creating a violence prevention resource network
Here’s why ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ doesn’t translate to proper training for all audiences and age groups
Tactical teams will not be there first
Deputy Scot Peterson cited other cases that say officers don’t have an obligation to protect others from third-party harm and cannot be sued for decisions made during a crisis