It Takes a Community!
It was an honor to sponsor and attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 123rd Annual Conference in San Diego, California a few weeks ago. The event had a great turnout of more than sixteen thousand, including 11,453 delegates and 4,945 exhibitors. Shelley Zimmerman, Chief of Police, San Diego Police Department, opened the conference with a fantastic speech about […]
Hurricane Matthew: Tools for Emergency Responders in the Digital Era
On October 4, 2016, powerful Hurricane Matthew crashed into the southwestern tip of Haiti as a category 4 storm with 145 mph winds, destroying homes, major bridges and infrastructure and flooding communities. Next Matthew moved northward from Haiti and Cuba to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, at peak, reaching sustained winds of 160 mph. Authorities […]
Cisco and BlueLine Grid Partner to Tackle Mission-Critical Collaboration Market
Guest post by Matt Melton, BlueLine Grid The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual convention will kick off during the third week of October 2016 in San Diego. Planning is in full gear, and Cisco is highlighting its partnership with Washington, D.C.-based BlueLine Grid. BlueLine Grid is solving the mission critical collaboration challenges […]
Community Policing in the Digital Era
Over 30 years ago, I had the opportunity to serve as a Community Service Officer (CSO) in the UCLA Police Department. The CSO program allows students to participate in the UCLA campus safety, serving as additional “eyes and ears”. We helped out as field escorts, hospital and resident hall patrol, bike patrol, building security, and even […]