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How an app could integrate off-duty public safety personnel into mass violence response

Technology advances are allowing incident commanders to think outside the box when preparing LE response to acts of mass violence


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There seems to be an app for just about everything these days, from accessing training to seeing how crime is occurring almost in real-time. Civilians have access to apps that warn them of traffic delays or police activity. Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that provides access to off-duty LEOs to assist in responding to an act of mass violence when they are close to the incident?

In this episode, host Jim Dudley speaks with Lt. Travis Norton, a 20-year veteran with the Oceanside (California) Police Department, about how to bring this concept to reality.

Policing Matters law enforcement podcast with host Jim Dudley features law enforcement and criminal justice experts discussing critical issues in policing