Henderson, Nev., police aim to raise awareness of text-to-9-1-1 | FirstNet CEO: AT&T had "extremely productive month" | Stronger than heroin, officers at risk from fentanyl, carfentanil
May 18, 2017
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Henderson, Nev., police aim to raise awareness of text-to-9-1-1
The police department in Henderson, Nev., aims to raise awareness of its two-year-old text-to-9-1-1 capability, which has been used nearly 400 times. "I'm surprised everyone is not doing it across the nation, because it really is a great technology and for us to be the only one in Nevada, it makes me, it makes most of us proud that we have that capability," said Jason Gacek of the Henderson Police Communications Center.
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) (5/16) 
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FirstNet CEO: AT&T had "extremely productive month"
AT&T and other tech businesses involved in FirstNet "have had an extremely productive month collaborating on a number of priorities, such as state plans and the development of an online portal that will be used to deliver the plans to the states and territories," said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. "We have also had initial discussions regarding the FirstNet core network architecture," he added.
TechNewsWorld (5/16) 
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Policy Pulse
Pa. body camera bill passes state Senate, heads to House
Legislation allowing Pennsylvania police officers to wear body cameras has passed the state Senate unanimously, but it's unclear how soon it will see action in the House. The bill is controversial among some groups for the way it would treat public access to body camera footage.
New Castle News (Pa.) (5/13) 
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Greenville County, S.C., budget seeks increases for public safety
The proposed budget for Greenville County, S.C., addresses public safety and seeks more sheriff's deputies, communication specialists, detention officers and EMS personnel.
WYFF-TV (Greenville, S.C.) (5/17) 
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Innovation Insights
New technology to help Calif. county speed response times
Replacing 40-year-old technology with a new computer system is expected to improve emergency response times in Shasta County, Calif. "The system that we're buying has a GPS component to it, so each vehicle comes up on a map for dispatch so they can look on their map and see what the closest units are to that crime that's being reported, and dispatch the closest unit," said Anderson Police Chief Michael Johnson.
KRCR-TV (Redding, Calif.) (5/16) 
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Nokia offers Ultra Compact Network to first responders
Nokia has launched an Ultra Compact Network, which is aimed at emergency responders and can provide an LTE signal for up to 400 users in areas without connectivity. The network can be set up quickly and comes in a backpack-based model, vehicle-mounted model and rack-mounted, fixed-installation model.
Wireless Week (5/16) 
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