Crisis Communications Messaging Best Practices

One of the main objectives of a crisis communications plan is to ensure critical information will be efficiently communicated among responders and stakeholders during an incident. Incidents can take the shape of a wide variety of scenarios for different organizations in every vertical of industry, but all require timely and effective messaging and communication to […]

Effective Active Shooter and Mass Violence Communications | September 20, 2017

Speaker: Tom Veivia, FBI Special Agent (Retired) 2017 has been a tumultuous year for public safety agencies. Terrorism has reared its ugly head in cities across Europe, and has made an appearance here in the United States just a few weeks ago. With the evolving nature of violence in today’s world, every public safety agencies must be […]

[Webinar Preview] Clery Act: Improving Emergency Notification Processes

Lack of compliance with the Clery Act can result in hefty fines for colleges and universities. In 2016, a major institution was hit with a $2.4 million dollar fine for not meeting one of the requirements. While not limited to just communication, the Act does have very strict requirements for timely warnings and emergency notifications […]

Community Policing: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Our nation’s law enforcement officers are operating in a time of conflict and turmoil where changing technologies, ideologies, and information sources have rapidly changed the way we all communicate and coexist. In order to ensure law enforcement strategies remained up-to-date with current societal trends, President Obama ordered the formation of a task force entrusted to […]

Building a Better Emergency Management Plan Through Resident Opt-Ins

Does your organization have an emergency management plan? Whether you’re a serving a booming metropolitan area, small rural town, or anything in between, every type of community is susceptible to damages caused by uncontrollable external forces. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, any of these could devastate your community if you aren’t properly prepared beforehand […]

Community Policing: Take the Next Step with Community Governance

Many law enforcement agencies across the country are at a point where they have successfully made the transition from a traditional policing philosophy to a set of programs centered around community policing. While the concept of community policing can produce a progressive law enforcement strategy, the root philosophy that community policing is born from can also […]

Community Policing: Combating the Opioid Crisis

Community policing has been a positive strategy for achieving a number of of desirable outcomes for law enforcement agencies. These outcomes include lowering local crime rates, improving public opinion of law enforcement, and boosting social media presence, just to name a few. Now, thanks to an experimental strategy tested in North Carolina, eliminating drug markets can […]

Flu and Pandemic Preparedness: Expert Recommendations

According to the CDC, flu-associated deaths range from 3,300 to a high of 49,000 per year. Even on the low end, the number is still significant and should be on the radar of emergency management and public health. So, what can these agencies to ensure they are prepared for an outbreak and able to communicate […]

Community Policing with Everbridge Nixle

Community policing has been around long enough now that most everyone in the law enforcement community has at one time or another heard the phrase, read an article, or had specific community-oriented policies come about in their agency. One of the most basic tenets of the community policing theory revolves around opening up lines of communication with […]

Community Policing: How to Evaluate Your Implementation Progress

If you are one of the thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country implementing community policing policies within your agency, you have probably already realized that implementing these policies is a long and complicated process. Community policing policy initiatives typically involve a vast array of individuals, including most or all sworn staff as well as a number […]