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‘Intel-policing’: A mix of old and new strategies

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in Florida is using CrimeView Dashboard to do intelligence-led policing. “It allows us to rapidly address an issue so it doesn’t progress.”
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Bomb Squad comes together to create beeping eggs for blind children

Bomb squad experts with the Albuquerque Police helped create beeping eggs for blind children that would allow them to participate in an Easter egg hunt this weekend. The officers joined bomb squad experts from the Air Force and Army.
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Knoxville police officer helps child fix bike

An photo of an officer with the Knoxville Police Department in Tennessee helping a boy with a broken bike has gotten a lot of attention. “Usually it’s all the negative stuff that gets focused on and really those are the small, isolated incidents that occur,” Sgt. Shane Watson said. “These kinds of things go on all the time and you just don’t hear about it.”
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Updates will allow for more efficiency, resources for police

The Koochiching County Sheriff's Office and the International Falls Police Department in Minnesota will be moving to a Zuercher Suite system. “With our new system, everything will be pushed out to our officers faster – it’s going to change the way we do business.”
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Loveland emergency dispatch center receives recognition

The Loveland Emergency Communications Center was reapproved as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence, the highest distinction in 9-1-1 emergency communications services. The Colorado dispatch center was recognized for operational effectiveness due to system oversight, quality improvement programs and individual certification of all emergency call-takers.
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Brandon Police, Minnehaha County and Sioux Falls on the same software system

Brandon Police Department in South Dakota will be joining Minnehaha County and Sioux Falls to use Zuercher Suite software. “It gives us probably better information availability when it comes to dealing with that database and those reports.”
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Want to see where crime is in Las Vegas? There’s a tool kit for that

"What happens in Vegas..." shows up in CrimeMapping. Residents and visitors in Las Vegas see exactly where and when crime is happening in the city that never sleeps.
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Orange County deputy helps find homes for homeless

When Orange County Deputy Chet Parker was assigned to work with the homeless, he didn't think it was the job for him. He was wrong. In just two years with the California agency, he has been able to get 49 people off the streets, finding them permanent homes and even reuniting some with families.
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Floyd County 911 picks up multiple awards at conference in Columbus

Floyd County 911 was recognized at the annual Georgia Emergency Communications Conference with three statewide awards. 911 Communications Officer Christy Hazelwood was selected as the 2017 Georgia 911 Dispatcher of the Year, Lt. Sommer Splendore was selected as the 2017 Georgia 911 Supervisor of the Year, and Director John Blalock was selected as the 2017 Georgia 911 Director of the Year.
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After kid has his lunch money stolen, Clearwater police bring him lunch

When a 10-year-old boy had his lunch money stolen on the way to school, a group of officers from the Clearwater Police Department in Florida stepped in and brought him a sandwich and chips. "Nobody steals a kid's lunch money," said Cpl. Chris Ziermann. "We wanted to make this right."
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