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FARA Answering Tough Questions Webinar set for 2 pm on Aug 11th

FARA Answering Tough Questions Webinar set for 2 pm on Aug 11th

Explore how to respond to – “I pay taxes why do I have to pay for police response?” - “What’s the point of having an alarm if it takes the officer an hour to get there?” – “My______ caused the alarm, it wasn’t my fault!” – “The power went out” – “It was windy…” & more.
Research: How calls for service changed after COVID-19 lockdowns

Research: How calls for service changed after COVID-19 lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed policing in many ways. Tragically, the virus has claimed the lives of at least 50 officers across the nation, while cops have faced challenges in enforcing frequently changing lockdown restrictions.
FARA held its Annual Membership Meeting on July 14th

FARA held its Annual Membership Meeting on July 14th

Officers Elected Alberto Hook Alberto Hook of Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland will take over ...
Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing ‘crisis’

Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing ‘crisis’

The city's emergency dispatchers union is voicing concerns about “chronic understaffing” at Meriden's dispatch center, which it says has required dispatchers to work “72- to 88-hour workweeks with no breaks or time off for rest.” ... “Short staffing puts dispatchers and the community we serve at risk.

FARA Industry News

Iowa bars cities from fining alarm companies for false alarms …

Iowa bars cities from fining alarm companies for false alarms …

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed legislation that prohibits cities and counties across the state from fining alarm companies for the false ..
Legal battles loom as more ADT security customers in the Dallas area who were spied on seek damages

Legal battles loom as more ADT security customers in the Dallas area who were spied on seek damages

At least five lawsuits have been filed in Dallas and in South Florida by North Texas ADT customers, and more are expected. Local law firms are seeking more victims in ads that offer free legal consultations.
CES 2021 Goes All-Digital

CES 2021 Goes All-Digital

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, CES had decided to cancel all in-person aspects of the 2021 show and instead switch to an all-digital experience.
8-3-20 NESA Monitor

8-3-20 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates CT: New London set to impose fines for false alarms | News Break7.31.20 - News Break - New

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