Category: Coronavirus
March 22, 2024

4 Speed Awareness Products to Manage a Record-High Number of U.S. Drivers on the Road

There were an estimated 243 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2023, states Consumer Affairs. For the first time since COVID-19, we’re seeing an increase in licensed drivers, about two percent, and that number is projected to trend upward in the next two to three years. More licensed drivers typically means more drivers […]

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December 10, 2021

The Speeding Pandemic Is Also Yet to Stop

The 2020 lockdowns saw a sharp increase in speeding and road fatalities across the US, and this trend is yet to reverse. Why are American drivers still speeding, and what can we learn from the traffic statistics?

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February 4, 2021

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for law enforcement. As well as being tasked with protecting civilians throughout the course of a global pandemic, the police force was placed under a heightened level of scrutiny during a period of civil unrest. As the conversation about the role of policing in society turned into a national debate, the use of body cameras was brought into question, with many disagreeing on their effectiveness or how they should be used.

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February 3, 2021

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

After more than six months of inactivity, the NYPD academy finally resumed courses on November 2nd, when a socially-distanced ceremony was held for the newest recruits. Wearing masks and remaining several feet apart, a total of 900 cadets took the oath to join the department and began serving their community, amid one of the most challenging periods in recent American history.

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December 30, 2020

News To Brighten Your Day: 3 Stories Of Life-Saving Police Officers

At Kustom Signals, we like to hail the positives in everyday policing, so we share how at different times during this year, three officers from across the US found themselves in situations where the life of a child was at risk. Without hesitating, and pushing all fears aside, these heroic officers stepped in and did everything they could to save lives.

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December 10, 2020

The Rise of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic (and Grants available to Police Departments)

A record-breaking 71,000 overdose deaths were recorded in 2019, and this year’s count is set to be higher. With a rise of more than 30% by the end of August, Kentucky stood out as the hardest hit state…

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November 23, 2020

After Nearly Six Months Battling COVID-19, This NYPD Officer Survived

Even when optimism is scarce, there is room for surprises. Such was the case of veteran NYPD officer Yvan Pierre-Louis, 59, who was discharged from hospital in mid-September after fighting COVID-19 for 168 days. His journey was an extremely tough one; he spent more than four months on ventilation, two of which he was in a coma.

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October 5, 2020

Police Response to Domestic Violence Calls During Covid-19

Victims of domestic violence (DV) are yet another casualty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. When American citizens were advised to stay home this spring, police departments across the country reported a decrease in the incidence of crimes such as car theft and armed robberies. DV calls, however, increased sharply.

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July 24, 2020

Key Differences Between Policing the COVID-19 & 1918 Flu Pandemics

Considering how primitive medicine was in 1918, as well as the fact that sophisticated police equipment was still a distant dream, it is easy to wonder how order was maintained during such a chaotic time…

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June 14, 2020

4 Ways to Continue Law Enforcement Learning whilst Maintaining Social Distancing

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reduce the normal patterns of life, the move away from close contact may be leading you to look for alternatives to on-site continued learning programs for your department…

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