“Community policing is central to the success of the police mission.”
–IACP President Craig T. Steckler
Every year dating back to 1998, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Community Policing Committee has recognized and awarded the best community policing practices of agencies around the world with the Community Policing Award from IACP and Cisco.
Entries are awarded in five population categories and judged on innovative ideas that utilize the power of community policing in order to ultimately make our communities safer. And the agencies seem to raise the bar every year with best-in-class initiatives that give a whole new meaning to the concept of protect and serve.
The 2013 winners and finalists, honored last week during the IACP Conference, were no different in raising that bar even higher, and they are now officially among those leading the way through community oriented policing and the implementation of innovative strategies. As Todd A. Miller, Mankato, MN director of public safety and chairperson of the Community Policing Committee explains, “The philosophy of community policing is more relevant and necessary today than ever before, and the agencies selected this year demonstrate the importance of the community oriented policing philosophy in solving problems and enhancing service.”
And this leads me to this year’s awards.
The 2013 IACP Community Policing Award winners and finalists are…
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Tags: Community Policing, IACP, IoT, Public Safety, State and Local Government
The Smithsonian Institution and Cisco are collaborating to help the Smithsonian enhance the experience for more than 30 million visitors, who each year enjoy the services offered by the world’s largest museum and research organization. As an avid user of the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world, I support and welcome this great opportunity
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next technology transition where devices will allow us to sense and control the physical world by making objects smarter and connecting them through an intelligent network. IoT is about connecting the unconnected. Here are three recent stories sharing insights of how IoT technologies are transforming public safety and making communities safer.
IoT Technologies used in Disaster Response
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Matt Runyan, Network Consulting Engineer from Cisco’s Tactical Operations team recently presented a session called Internet of Things (IoT) technologies used in Disaster Response. The session provided an overview of lessons learned from SuperStorm Sandy, as well as dozens of other national and global public safety emergencies where Cisco’s Network Emergency Response Vehicle (NERV), a mobile incident command vehicle, has been deployed.
NERV is a vehicle built with Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) enabled technologies such as Cisco IP Collaboration and Incident Response System (IPICS) technologies, Unified Communications, Cisco AnyConnect security for mobile devices, and enhanced safety and security platform Cisco’s Hyper-scalable Video Surveillance Manager 7, and related LTE, radio, wireless, networking switching and routing technologies.
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Tags: emergency response, internet of things, IoT, Public Safety, State Local Government
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Even in the face of the U.S. government shutdown, law enforcement around the world continued undeterred. The 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition will take place October 19-23, 2013 in Philadelphia.
A key event for law enforcement education, IACP 2013 topics will include everything from tracking officer injuries to understanding the power of social media.
One session we are especially excited about will be presented as part of the Chief Executive Track by Chief Todd Miller, Director of Public Safety at the Mankato Department of Public Safety, and his team.
This workshop will highlight strategies agencies are using to deal with mass shootings and individual crisis incidents. If you’re attending IACP2013, join this session to learn how to prepare for the resulting media frenzy and develop a community response – Saturday, 10/19/2013 1:00PM – 3:00PM, Room 115AB. Read More »
Tags: Community Policing, IACP, internet of things, IoT, Public Safety, State and Local Government