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Siri and Alexa May Be the Next Big Threat to Officer Safety

This is hands down the wildest episode of the podcast yet. When I first met the guest for my show today, I was absolutely stunned by what he was telling me is in his opinion, the greatest new threat to officers.

Greg Kaminski is a former law enforcement officer, a digital forensic examiner, and the founder and CEO of CyberCuff. He believes that voice activated devices, often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), are an emerging threat that law enforcement needs to quickly gain an awareness. If you too are skeptical about this idea, just as I was, take the time to listen in on this episode and then immediately take Greg up on his offer for a free virtual training event coming up in just a couple of weeks.

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Eugene Liscio and 3D forensics on the Public Safety Innovators podcast

Solving Mysteries in 3D Isn’t Just for Star Trek Anymore

3D forensics next generation technology for the purpose of crime scene analysis and investigation is powerful. And three-dimensional virtual reality crime scene reconstruction is poised to change the future of criminal investigations.

Eugene Liscio is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, and is the owner of ai23d a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both the U.S. and Canada, utilizing 3d technologies, such as photogrammetry and laser scanning, and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions to aid juries.

Eugene shares with us how 3D crime reconstruction is being utilized, how your agency can begin to implement the technology and what he believes is in store for the near future.

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New Real-Time Technology Connecting First Responders to Critical Infrastructure

911inform is the only notification and emergency management solution that provides police dispatch, first-responders, and key building personnel with the tools to effectively mitigate any emergency situation. Their connected building platform provides emergency response teams with the bi-directional communication and controls needed to successfully manage a crisis situation and save valuable time.

911inform can easily be implemented across a wide range of industries including hotels, malls, schools, hospitals, municipalities, and any other large public-access space. The groundbreaking system is FREE for all law enforcement agencies.

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The Only Tactical Drone Purpose-Built for SWAT Teams

At the age of 13, Blake Resnick completed his first major engineering project in his garage – a fusion reactor. After internships and jobs at McLaren Automotive, Tesla, and DJI, Blake has engineered the world’s first drone – the Lemur – that is purpose-built for tactical operations to penetrate and search a structure for barricaded subjects.

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Real-time Monitoring of 911 calls for First Responders

Have you ever responded to an in-progress incident only to find out afterwards that you might have been missing some context that you would’ve had if you could have eavesdropped on the initiating 911 call? In this episode, Fritz Reber will share with us how his groundbreaking new technology – Live 911 – is prepared to increase situational awareness and reduce officer response times.

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Drones as First Responders with Fritz Reber

Ever wished you could have a live feed of a scene before you arrived? Fritz Reber, co-founder of the Drones as First Responders program at the Chula Vista Police Department and now Head of Public Safety Integration at Skydio, details exactly how drone technology is being used to do just that and more as Skydio advances the future of public safety through the integration of artificial intelligence.

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The Grappler Pursuit Intervention Device with Leonard Stock

Want a safer way to stop vehicle pursuits or prevent them altogether? The Grappler Police Bumper is a pursuit intervention device that is revolutionizing how law enforcement is able to safely capture a fleeing vehicle and protect the lives of innocent motorists. Leonard Stock – the founder of the Grappler – shares with us his inspiring entrepreneurial story as a roofer and fan of police chase shows on tv, who was disturbed by the number of innocent people hurt in vehicle pursuits and was motivated to do something about it.

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The Future of Drone Technology and 3D Virtual Mapping with Angad Singh of Pix4D

Have you ever wished you could return to a crime scene in 3D virtual space to re-evaluate evidence or re-take measurements? Advances in drone technology coupled with the Pix4D Mapper software can allow you to do just that. Adoption and adaptation of quad-copter “drone” technology into your day-to-day law enforcement operations can give you the edge at creating greater efficiency in operations and increase officer safety. Learn more about the evolution of drone use in law enforcement, what is possible, and what the future may look like in this episode of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast.

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Implementing a Virtual Training Program for Verbal Communication and De-escalation with Chad Emmons and John DiGiantomasso of Thin Blue Online

Verbal communication skills are arguably the most important skillset a law enforcement officer must have. So why do we often de-prioritize this critical training in favor of more dynamic training? In this episode we’ll discuss the importance of verbal communication and de-escalation skills with Chad Emmons and John DiGiantomasso with Thin Blue Online. Thin Blue Online is a web-based software training solution to help officers increase their skills with regularity. Verbal communication and de-escalation training doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive.