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With funding spigots turning off, law enforcement agencies must find ways to operate more affordably, such as using technology in more efficient ways, which also means being smarter.

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Los Angeles, Calif.  
Los Angeles County to Consolidate Data, IT Systems
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to centralize its technology infrastructure into a single data center.

Sep 30, 2014
Nextdoor Debuts Service for Public Agencies
The popular social networking service will allow public agencies to communicate with more than 42,000 neighborhoods to discuss crime and safety issues.

Sep 30, 2014
Carol Coletta is the Knight Foundation's vice president of community and national initiatives.  
With Millions to Give, Foundation Takes Urban-Improvement Ideas from Anyone
The Knight Foundation begins accepting applications for its new Cities Challenge program Wednesday. Unlike other competitive grant programs, anyone can apply.

Sep 30, 2014
In Texas, Solar Manufacturer Ramps Up Production
The move is part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.

Sep 30, 2014
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Battle Lines Drawn in Manatee County, Fla., 911 Upgrade Debate
The county is offering a single workplace at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center for all those answering 911 calls, but some cities complain they have not been consulted in the planning.

Sep 30, 2014
A New Industry Emerges in the Shadow of Twitter (Industry Perspective)
A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate.

Sep 29, 2014
Use of Facial Recognition Technology Grows for Law Enforcement Purposes
The Raleigh, N.C., Police Department is the latest to choose the technology for criminal investigations.

Sep 29, 2014
Two California Cities Plan for Year of Coding
West Sacramento and Vallejo will focus on health, and engagement between citizens and law enforcement, respectively

Sep 26, 2014
Google to Fund Metro Detroit Teacher Projects
In all, more than 280 projects from Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties will be funded by Google -- at a cost of about $240,000.

Sep 24, 2014
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