Next-Gen 911 Set to Transform How the Public Interacts with Law Enforcement, New Jersey Official Says

Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein says his state — which has the highest population density in the nation — faces a unique challenge in pursuit of a media-rich 911 service. Last year, New Jersey's Office of Information Technology announced the launch of new text-to-911 capabilities that initiated the state's move toward modern public safety technology. Through partnership with the New Jersey State Police and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a new emergency tool was extended to the hearing impaired or those in unique emergency situations where they find themselves unable to speak. --StateScoop.com


Pop-Up Newsroom at Collaborative Journalism Summit Demonstrates the Value of Collaboration

Start with yes. That was the advice Cole Goins gave the audience at the Collaborative Journalism Summit during his panel on partnerships at Montclair State University on May 4. Goins is the director of community engagement at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where they know a few things about using collaboration to produce innovative journalism.


TCNJ Students Launching App to 'Handl' Your Tasks, Errands

College of New Jersey senior Tyler Gambardella had a jam-packed schedule last year, juggling classes with extracurricular activities, a co-op and a part-time job. With little time to do his laundry, run to the supermarket or clean his room, he often found himself transferring money to friends and housemates to help him get his…


Morris County Officials Celebrate CCM's Designation as a National Center of Excellence

RANDOLPH - County College of Morris (CCM) hosted a reception on Wednesday, April 19, with a number of special guests, including Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, county freeholders and several college and university officials, to celebrate CCM's designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Dr. Joseph L. Ricca, chair of the CCM Board…


N.J. county to share license-plate reader data with the feds

Ocean County officials agreed Wednesday to share data collected through the use of license-plate readers with federal authorities. The agreement allows members of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to provide information with the Drug Enforcement Association "in near real-time." In turn, the prosecutor's office can access information obtained by the DEA through automated license plate readers…





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