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GIS Technology Helps Agencies Visualize Emergency Situations

As technology becomes more prevalent in society, the world grows smaller. People’s desire to map out the world around them seems only natural, whether it’s for places they’ve never been to or for their own neighborhood. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology makes that possible, not only for civilians, but for public safety agencies as well. Read more…

August Events 2015

The Spillman events team is looking forward to another month of exciting tradeshows and conferences around the country. Look for us at these five events during the month of August. Come visit us at one of our booths to learn more about our public safety software solutions. We are excited to meet with you! Tradeshows: Read more…

Law Enforcement Trainers May Benefit from the “85 Percent Rule”

According to a recent article in The Police Chief magazine, a new teaching style, known as the “85 Percent Rule,” is being implemented to help law enforcement trainers better convey course material or training to students and is shown to be far more effective than the traditional lecturing routine. The 85 Percent Rule focuses on Read more…

Evolving Technology and Multi-Generational Law Enforcement

For the first time in American history, four distinct generations are present in the professional sphere, a phenomenon that creates occasional friction as unique communication styles, values, goals, and work habits collide. Many of the Silent Generation (born mid-1920s to early-1940s) are still contributing to the workforce in leadership roles and other capacities as they Read more…

Cache County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates 30 Years with Spillman Technologies

We at Spillman Technologies are pleased to recognize one of our earliest customers, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, which has been a Spillman customer since July 1985. Based in Logan, Utah, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office has utilized Spillman software to serve the communities within its jurisdiction for the past three decades. Both Cache County Read more…

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…