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Significantly Reduce the Legal Liability of Your Federal Public Safety Agency
Oct 7, 2021

Significantly Reduce the Legal Liability of Your Federal Public Safety Agency

Lawsuits are a given for federal public safety organizations. But with the right mindset and the right technology supporting that mindset, costly settlements don’t have to be.

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Five Crucial Early Intervention Features to Support Staff, Improve Communication, and Increase Accountability
Sep 30, 2021

Five Crucial Early Intervention Features to Support Staff, Improve Communication, and Increase Accountability

Effective communication is essential for any organization to work smoothly, and the ability to communicate clearly and candidly with public safety personnel can improve job performance and satisfaction.

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San Francisco Police Department Vehicle
Sep 23, 2021

Implementing Informed Training to Improve Officer Decision-Making and Reduce Use of Force

By focusing on accountable training and policies, the San Francisco Police Department aims to reduce the use of deadly force. By collaborating with external stakeholders to inform their practices, the department is providing more effective training and building community trust.

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Culture of recognition
Sep 16, 2021

Cultivating Leadership: Embracing the Power of Positive Recognition

Police chiefs looking to foster leadership throughout their organizations can look to a consistent process of positive recognition and documentation to create an encouraging and productive workplace culture and affirm leadership strengths.

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Aug 26, 2021

Are your personnel records accurate and up-to-date?

Optimal decision-making and legal defensibility require a commitment to strong recordkeeping at the individual level. Check that your processes and technology are supporting you in these efforts.

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Police Officer speaking to crowd
Aug 24, 2021

Making Increased Police Transparency Work for Everyone

As a leader with a goal of increased transparency, your efforts are likely to meet hesitation or even resistance. Here are the top concerns your people are likely to have—and how you can respond—to ensure your efforts remain in everyone’s best interest.

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Man Sitting at Laptop
Aug 19, 2021

Four Tips for Switching to Online Training for Firefighters

Fire departments and agencies are seeing numerous benefits from transitioning to online training, but making the switch isn’t always easy. Learn what other fire organization have done and how you can make the transition easier.

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Security Check - IE11
Aug 17, 2021

Security check: IE11 is on Its Way Out

Legacy systems might be tying you down to IE11, which is on its way out, losing support, and will be more vulnerable going forward. Are you ready? Here’s how to have a conversation with your IT team.

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Aug 10, 2021

Reclassifying Emergency Communications: Proposed Legislation May Support Retention Efforts

The 911 SAVES Act, if passed, would bring dispatchers and communication specialists closer in line with other public safety professionals and allow emergency communication centers and PSAPs to better recruit and retain their personnel.

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Aug 5, 2021

Compassion Fatigue and What First Responder Organizations Can Do

While there is no single answer to compassion fatigue, these strategies can help organizations provide better support to their people, many of whom may be struggling without even knowing it.

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