Category: Safety & Law Enforcement

WINNER: Organized Chaos: Creative Engagement Solutions for Emergency Preparedness

Organized Chaos was chosen as the ELGL/UTA Challenge WINNER for their creative engagement solution in Emergency Preparedness! We are highlighting the work of the five groups that participated in the ELGL & UTA Challenge. Teams were tasked with developing community engagement solutions for one of the following areas: budget, infrastructure investment, planning and zoning, and emergency preparedness. … Continued

Break It Down: More than a Paperweight, Using an Emergency Management Plan

By: Meredith Hauck, Assistant City Manager, City of Merriam, Kansas Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Most people begin the new year with hope and wishes.  In 2015, however, senior staff at the City of Raymore, Missouri, started the year with an intense session focused on doom and gloom.  Our resolution for the year was to get prepared for … Continued

I Have to Ask You: Lessons Learned from a Career in Emergency Management

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Charles Wallace writes about the learning experiences from his career. He serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Grays Harbor County, WA. He is a 32 year veteran of the fire service, retiring from the Philadelphia … Continued

I Have to Ask: Civilians in the Police Department

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Cassie Johnson (LinkedIn & Twitter), Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department, Police Analyst II, provides a first hand account of working in a police department when you are not a police officer. Not just a career, but an … Continued

Podcast: Local Government Law, Police Body Cameras

Ellen Emery Partner Ancel Glink LinkedIn Dan Bolin Partner Ancel Glink Bio | LinkedIn From public records requests to emergency communications we talk with two local government attorneys about all the legal questions that come with Police body cameras. Dan Bolin and Ellen Emery, two Partners at the Ancel Glink law firm in Chicago, Illinois … Continued

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