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NCJ Number: 251093 Find in a Library
Title: TECHBeat, July/August 2017
Journal: TECHBeat  Dated:July/August 2017  Pages:1-18
Editor(s): Michele Coppola
Date Published: August 2017
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K404
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Summary); Report (Technical Assistance); Report (Technical)
Format: Document (Online); Journal/Magazine
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue contains feature articles that discuss plans for building FirstNet, the Nation’s first nationwide public safety broadband network; describe a law enforcement aviation unit emergency response plan; report the launching of a podcast series by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence; and profile a resource sampler on unmanned aircraft systems.
Abstract: “FirstNet Moves Public Safety to the ‘Access Diamond Lane‘” reports that on March 30, 2017, the First Responder Network Authority formally announced that AT&T had received an award to begin building FirstNet, the first nationwide public safety broadband network. Although it will take several years for all of the new infrastructure and features to be in place, the concept becomes operational this fall through use of AT&T’s existing spectrum and infrastructure. “Law Enforcement Aviation Unit Emergency Response Plan” indicates that the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) emphasizes the importance of law enforcement agencies with an Aviation Unit to have an aviation emergency response plan (ERP) in place. An ERP can provide guidance to agency personnel with no aviation background who are responding to a law enforcement aircraft in distress, as well as any aviation crash or disaster. A checklist of items that agencies should address in an aviation ERP is provided in this article. “Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Launches Podcast Series” reports on a new weekly podcast series entitled “Just Science,” which provides information on innovative forensic technology. “Resource Sampler on Unmanned Aircraft Systems” outlines resources available from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding unmanned aircraft systems’ operations, safety, regulation, and guidance. These resources can be accessed at In addition to the aforementioned feature articles, this issue of TECHBeat presents an updated “Technology News Summary. “
Main Term(s): Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Aircraft; Communication channel allocations; Emergency communications; Emergency procedures; Forensic sciences; Instructional aids; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures; Police planning; Police telecommunications systems; Technical assistance resources; Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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