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Baltimore Police Build Community with Art Project

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Baltimore Police have found a new way to engage with their community. As part of the Choice Program at University of Maryland, officers worked with young people in the justice system to create a mosaic. The art project is 5-feet in diameter and contains thousands of pieces placed by hand with help from officers, Americorps […]

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How to Improve Employee Development

Each year, companies invest $164.2 billion into learning and development. But how effective are these investments?  Leaders struggle with measuring learning outcomes and how to improve their workforce. Harvard Business Review conducted a review of training programs with top executives across 16 major corporations in many industries. The result was a list of 7 key […]

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Streamlining Fire Departments: More than efficiency, it can save lives

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We talk a lot about streamlining and how it makes sense:  It saves agencies money. It makes citizens happier. It encourages business growth and it makes it easier to build housing. All of those issues are important – making government efficient and removing barriers to development are reason enough to streamline. But streamlining government work […]

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Free Body Cams: Taser Transforms into Tech Company

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Tasers have become basic gear for many police departments. The company who makes the non-lethal weapon of choice for so many police departments is now trying to get officers to use them for more equipment. To that end, they are offering free body cameras to any police department. As part of the move towards becoming […]

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Bellingham Chooses ASMi for Training Record Management

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Paladin Data Systems is happy to announce that the City of Bellingham Police Department in Washington has chosen ASMi to track officer training from “hire date to retire date.” ASMi Workforce Readiness enables law enforcement management to immediately assess the overall readiness of their police force, view complete up-to-date department and individual training capabilities, and provide […]

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Drones Have Arrived: How Can They Help First Responders?

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Imagine an agent who can go anywhere, even into a raging fire, bomb threat, or chemical spill. Imagine an agent who can track activity across a city block or over crowds of thousands, hundreds of feet in the air. Imagine an agent who records live footage of a crime in progress, fire scene, or complex […]

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Changing Standards in Police Recruitment

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The national shortage of new police recruits is ongoing, and departments are starting to change how they qualify recruits. A new study from the Department of Justice finds that police departments are changing standards for recruiting. Previous deal-breakers — prior drug use, physical fitness, or low credit scores — are now being set aside as departments […]

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‘Teachable Moments’: Helmet Cams for Firefighters

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In the heat of the moment, fire can move fast and firefighters react on instinct. It can be hard to catch details or remember sequences of events after the emergency is over. Teams and captains can now use helmet cams for better analysis and training after the event. “It’s a huge teaching tool for not […]

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How Many Police Officers Do We Need?

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It’s clear that there is a shortage of police officers across the country. Many departments are struggling with staffing and seeing all kinds of negative impacts – massive overtimes costs, an inability to respond to lower-level crimes, frustrated and burnt out officers leaving the profession.  But just how many officers are needed? New research from the U.S. […]

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New Body Cameras for Police

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Body cameras on police can be critical to analyzing what really happens during a conflict. Video can make police departments stronger by protecting officers from false accusations while weeding out aggressive cops.  But in the heat of the moment, activating a device isn’t first instinct. Stockton police are making body cameras easier to use by […]

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56% of Employees Don’t Have the Tech They Need

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Digital tools are now critical to engagement with your employees, according to a new study from Oracle. And 56% of employees say that they don’t have the tech they need to do their best work. The study found that technology is not just important for efficiency, it’s an important part of how employees feel engaged, […]

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See you at IACP in San Diego, Oct 15-18

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Paladin will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, October 15-18.  The 4-day conference in San Diego is an annual gathering for police leaders with education programs, keynote speakers, community-building events, and demonstrations of new equipment and tech solutions.  Thousands of law enforcement professionals from federal, state, county, local and […]

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