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Tag: Public Safety & Law Enforcement

Role of the PIO: Aren’t There Two Sides to Every Story?

Are there too many public information officers (PIOs)? Share your perspective by signing up to write an article for ELGL. Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, kicks off this new column. It seems strange to me that, in a time when the Executive of the Federal Government is coming after journalists as though they were … Continued

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

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