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10 Fun Facts for Your Fourth of July!

Happy 2nd of July! –Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2, 1776. John Adams wrote that July 2nd would go down in American history as a day of remembrance and would be celebrated with fireworks. Although the written Declaration of Independence was dated July 4th, the document wasn’t actually signed until August 2nd Read more…

Law Enforcement Share Their Stories Through #WhyIWearTheBadge

Unfortunately, many it take for granted that every day, thousands of sworn officers put on their badge and go to work – ready to protect and serve. The reason why so many are willing to sacrifice so much of themselves each day of their lives is often unknown. Because of this, the International Association of Read more…

Basic Writing Skills are Important

Do focus on your content when writing a grant, but pay attention to standards rules of spelling, punctuation, and sentence construction. If you have a problem in one of these areas, review your old high school English book or try reading White’s Elements of Style. Seek help from an English teacher or follow these key Read more…

June Events 2015

This month is going to be a busy time for the Spillman events team! We’ll be kicking off the summer with 10 tradeshows in June. Tradeshows are the perfect opportunity to stop by one of our booths and get to know our public safety software solutions in person. We hope to see you at one Read more…

Reporting Accuracy and the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X)

As discussed in previous blogs, current trends in public safety and policing policy are constantly moving toward clear-cut transparency and an emphasis on data-driven and community policing. The collection of crime and incident data is vitally important in implementing crime analysis, at both a local and national level, and always begins with accurate and consistent Read more…

IACP, Among Others, Throw Support behind the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015

Recent clashes between policing agencies and their jurisdictional communities have led many to question not just police-community relations, but the potential need of a complete analysis of the United States criminal justice system. In an effort to implement such an analysis, new legislation sponsored by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and John Cornyn Read more…

Write with Energy

When you have successfully understood and mastered the technical components of writing grants, now it is time to focus on turning your grant writing expertise into an art form. Tell your story with emotion and passion. “There is always room for improvement regardless of how long you have been a grant professional” (Diane H. Leonard, Read more…

April Events 2015

April is a busy month for our Events Team here at Spillman! We hope you can stop by one of our six industry tradeshows this month or come see a demonstration at one of our open houses. Tradeshows Louisiana APCO NENA April 13-15 Lake Charles, LA Oregon Chief’s Association Show April 14-16 Bend, OR Indiana NENA Read more…

Why Do You Want to Apply for a Grant?

Yea! Free money! Apply for a grant! How many times do people actually give you money to do what you want to do? Does this really happen? Advertisements are all over the place that claim, “government money for just about anything you need!” Want the real story? Grants are not easy to get. You have Read more…

The Constantly Evolving Technological Needs in Community-Police Relations

Community policing, and the idea of law enforcement building strong ties and positive relationships with communities, is not a new practice in law enforcement. Since its inception and growth in popularity, it has evolved from the simple notion of increased officer visibility in a community and has begun trending toward accountability through intelligence to the Read more…