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Public Safety Communications: Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications

Emergency Alert, Warning and Notification (AWN) systems protect lives and property by identifying information about an impending threat, communicating that information to those who need it, and facilitating timely protective actions.  To enhance this critical information sharing across all AWN systems, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, developed the Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications. Download a copy of this report…

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Improving the Safety and Wellness of the Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers

The U.S. Department of Justice has released two reports which focus on the mental health and safety of the nation’s federal, state, local, and tribal police officers. The first report, Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress, includes 22 recommendations to Congress ranging from supporting programs to embed mental health professionals in law enforcement agencies to supporting the development of model policies and implementation guidance, enabling law enforcement agencies to make substantial efforts to reduce suicide. The…