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Public safety is an ever-changing subject with so many different iterations that it’s hard to keep up. It’s important that all of these different elements work in concert with one another, so we offer a range of topics that stand alone but are interconnected at the same time.

But we’re by no means the only place to go for blogs that educate and inform those in public safety about new developments in the field.

There are other sites out there that provide excellent blogs on various public safety topics, and we’ve created a list of the some of the ones we think are the best below. Happy reading!

Police – The Law Enforcement Magazine

If you’re a police officer, particularly one who heads a department, this is one of the best resources available. Policemag.com is one of the most regularly-updated blogs around, and the topics cover just about anything you can think of.

You’ll find entries on new technology, diversity, new weapons, patrol tips, SWAT team-related innovations, potential career paths, general training and developments in police vehicles.

There’s also a “Breaking News” section, a list of public-safety podcasts and photo galleries of various police forces around the country. It’s a must-read for anyone in the law-enforcement community.

Chicago Communications

Despite their regional focus, ChiComm consistently posts highly relevant blogs for all of us in the business, covering everything from new communication products, to the latest cutting-edge equipment, to adapting your agency to those fresh innovations while remaining effective and efficient. They even have a large selection of eBooks for catching up on relevant topics and training.

LexisNexis Public Safety Briefing Room

For decader, LexisNexis has been one of the most trusted sources of legal and journalistic documents, keeping an unmatched database of public records and information.

Their Public Safety Briefing Room provides a similar treasure trove of resources that will aid public safety workers in keeping current on industry trends, new policies and practices and analysis that can help the decision-making process for agencies all over the country.

In addition to data-heavy blogs written by members of their staff, LexisNexis also offer material from current and retired public safety professionals. In terms of sheer volume and breadth of material, their blogs are hard to beat.

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Blogs

One of the best and most direct blog sites available to public safety workers, the APCO blogs, available on PS Connect, tell it like it is in no uncertain terms, and the largely concern themselves with the day-to-day issues and solutions of running an agency responsible for protecting the public.

Topics include workplace-centric missives on stopping “workplace drama” and interviews with various high-ranking officials, along with posts and solution-heavy essays from the officials and executives in the public safety field.

Some of these posts are even offered as audio tracks, an innovation that many sites don’t offer.

This Just In: The Blog of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council

Another of the most often-updated blog sites on the net, these blogs often focus primarily on FirstNet and their efforts towards interconnected operations all over the country.

They also have one of the most impressive blog archives in the industry, with entries available as far back as April of 2013. This extensive history allows the reader to view different trends and developments in technology and equipment as they occurred.

These are just a few of the resources available on the Internet for a public safety agency or individual employees, and they all offer different advantages and opportunities for further education and training. They should all be taken advantage of by those in the business of protecting the public.

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