Cellular phone technology has fundamentally changed the way people communicated since it hit the mass market in 1984, and its effects on overall public safety were nearly as dramatic. Today’s public safety agencies utilize mobile devices better and in more ways than ever, but that does not negate the unique challenges they pose — especially for personnel in the law enforcement and corrections fields.
Law enforcement organizations have long known the dangers of traffic stops, but statistics often fail to tell the whole story. Dealing with the practice’s uncertainties and unwanted variables effectively means shouldering a certain amount of risk, despite efforts to improve safety on often-busy roadways — a difficult situation for a field intent on keeping its officers safe.
BLOOMINGTON, IN — Tracking exposures just got easier for public safety agencies, thanks to an integration between the FirstForward training platform and Emergency Reporting Records Management Software (RMS). The integration will create a simple, automated process for tracking exposures, saving time for […]
Since 2016, Envisage has grown from 68 to more than 120 employees, and revenue has doubled. The company is committed to ensuring employee success by putting them in the right role and helping them stay healthy and comfortable. This involves, for example, communicating in different ways for introverts and extroverts, providing heathy snacks and beverages daily, and encouraging a work/life balance.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, have gained a somewhat unsavory reputation, both for their ability to enable such illicit behavior as prison smuggling and for the extreme difficulty lawmakers face in effectively legislating their use. From “lawful” behavior with gaping loopholes to clear-cut illegality, here’s what agencies need to know about the ever-popular device class — and what they can do to defend against them.
For the Cleveland Police Department, the officer-involved shooting of Tamir Rice at the hands of Timothy Loehmann was nothing short of a tragedy. For the rest of the nation’s departments, the organization’s activity in the years following the shooting should be a checklist of what police can do better when it comes to document management.
Chantilly, VA - The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Envisage Technologies have launched a strategic partnership to support the IAFC’s Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System. This partnership will help maintain a safe and accessible platform where fire service personnel who have encountered dangerous situations can share their experiences online to help educate other first responders.
Restrictive Housing May Be Under Fire in Fight Against Prison Gangs—but Training’s Value is Constant
For a time, the corrections industry largely viewed automatic administrative segregation (“adseg”) placement as a “silver bullet” to a growing gang problem. Now, with the larger practice of solitary confinement under criticism, it may soon be time to search for new strategies — with the need for better education proving a rare constant.
Last year, the Houston Police Department did something no department of its size had before: allowed officers to train for and — at their own cost — purchase red dot sights for their service weapons. Following this (and similar changes in the civilian firearms world), will the rest of law enforcement follow suit?
Think You Need an LMS? Without a Training Management Component, Your Agency is Already at a Disadvantage
On paper, the difference between a learning management system (LMS) and a training management system (TMS) may seem like simple semantics. In the public safety world, however, significant gaps in functionality between the two make a TMS the clear choice for almost any agency in search of an upgrade. Before risking years of limited training activity, agencies should take a breath and consider exactly what they need from the software they plan to buy – their personnel and the public deserve nothing less.