A Roundup from Across the Web


This article talks about how the Victoria Fire Department in B.C. just got permission to use drones during emergencies as a first response tool. They will be using the drones during earthquakes, fires, and search and rescue missions. By having the drones, they can make sure that any building they are going into will be secure enough to withstand firefighters inside and check to see if there is anyone stuck inside of a burning building without risking firefighter lives. Search and rescue missions have now changed with the advantage of having drones. For example, if a child has gone missing in the water, the drone can hover over and find the exact location of the child without wasting time or funds to get a helicopter up and running. In all, drones seem to provide a strategical advantage to the future of fire and rescue missions.  Read more…


Dynamic Public Safety is a software that correction officers use to expedite the booking process.  It holds all the functions for recording cell searches, all court dates, disciplinary action procedures, billing process information, and so much more. DPS started out as a reseller, but then became their own company and made the software what it is today. Their newest software includes warrant technology, incident reports, evidence room and barcoding, offender registration, and more.  Read more…

Police Chief

This article goes over what the NG9-1-1 device is and why it could be useful/ the next step towards a faster and more reliable 9-1-1 system. The article tells the story of a rookie who had been using it for some time, but it was his first time getting to act upon the emergency at hand. The NG9-1-1 system is used on a cell phone within the police officer’s car. When a 9-1-1 call comes in, it notifies the officer and starts playing a live call while providing GPS coordinates for the caller. The NG9-1-1 device eliminates the time it takes for the dispatcher to take the full call and decide what is the most important parts of the call to then deliver to officers.  By saving this time, the likelihood that the suspect has already fled the scene can be greatly reduced.  Read more…

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About Megan Eik

Megan Eik is a student at George Mason University working on her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is currently an intern at IPMA-HR assisting the Assessment Department with several projects. Before she started her Bachelors, she spent a month in Australia with the People to People Student Ambassador Program which started her interest in psychology and helping others.

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