Orion’s Operational Workforce Management Blog

Unprecedented times for law enforcement recruitment [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Aug 30, 2017 3:07:52 PM

Today's law enforcement recruiters are in a difficult position. The demand for qualified, responsible police officers is high - yet finding qualified candidates for this dangerous and demanding job is slow going. Some municipalities in collaboration with local police unions are making unprecedented changes to contractual agreements in order to attract qualified officers.

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Aircraft drones - the latest innovative tools for public safety [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 25, 2017 4:45:37 PM

Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Today's unmanned aerial vehicles have been brought to market - making them an invaluable tool for law enforcement.Police and fire departments around the country have a new equipment category to consider: drone aircraft. 

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Body-worn cameras: Are law enforcement agencies ready? [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jun 20, 2017 2:10:25 PM

When asked which types of video technologies are most important to law enforcement over the next few years, officers overwhelmingly named body-worn cameras. This raises the question: Are departments ready to handle these devices?

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Police vehicle training reaches new levels of realism [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Feb 6, 2017 2:52:47 PM

When it comes to skills such as making high-risk traffic stops or pursuing a suspect's vehicle in hazardous driving conditions, police officers need training to feel as close to the real thing as possible.

Training sessions that accurately reflect extreme conditions can help officers react effectively. To this end, agencies have a variety of options at their disposal, including driving practice in cars that simulate dangerous weather, as well as scenarios that combine driving and shoot-out elements.

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California town benefits from community policing [VIDEO]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Mar 2, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Can community policing work? One troubled city in California may have the answer.

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How can we improve campus safety? [VIDEO]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 14, 2015 9:19:32 AM

 

For most students, going off to college marks an exciting new chapter in their young lives. But are campuses ensuring their safety?

Studies show that as many as one-fifth of all female college students experience stalking at some point during their college career. Though a smaller percentage of men also report similar incidents, women seem to face the brunt of them, whether they are dealing with a disgruntled ex or a complete stranger. Unfortunately, many of these incidents go unreported.

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