The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is introducing a new suite of courses on Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities.
Public safety first responders from across the country will be in Maryland this week for a three-day workshop co-hosted by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), a public safety program operated by The Center for Rural Development. Workshop participants will be at Loews Annapolis Maryland, located at 126 West St. Annapolis, from June 11-13 for a pre-flight […]
Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Billiot believes in “paying it forward.” Earlier this year, Billiot’s struggling police department in Montgomery, La., received three donated police cruisers from the Gila River, Az. Police Department. With only a need for two of the three donated vehicles, Billiot is “paying” such kindness forward by donating one of the newly […]
At the inaugural 2012 Somernites Cruise weekend April 25 and 26, the thousands of muscle car enthusiasts packed into downtown Somerset, Ky. might not have seen the small, white helicopter-like aircraft quietly patrolling the skies above them. But Lt. Shannon Smith of the Somerset Police Department certainly saw them—from the pilot’s seat of the two-seat […]
When Kevin Billiot first took over as chief of the struggling Montgomery, La. Police Department in April 2011, he was in need of everything from heavy-duty winter gear and uniforms for his officers to big-ticket items like in-car video equipment and trustworthy patrol vehicles.
The Rev. Kevin Billiot had never done any police work until April, when he was appointed chief of the department in little Montgomery, near the Kisatchie National Forest in central Louisiana.
A Kentucky program that provides technology assistance for small and rural law enforcement agencies across the nation helped Christmas come early for a rural Louisiana police department. Police Chief Kevin Billiot of Montgomery, La., was one of 31 participants in the Fall 2011 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute, a national conference hosted Dec. 4-8 in […]
Nearly 40 chiefs, sheriffs, and command officers present for the Fall 2011 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute today participated in a law enforcement demonstration day at the Bay Bridge Airport near Annapolis, MD. Activities included demonstrations of a low-cost firearms simulator, flights in light-sport aircraft used in the NLECTC Law Enforcement Aviation Program, and visits at informational booths, […]
Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, spoke to the nearly 40 chiefs, sheriffs, and command officers from rural agencies across the nation present at the Fall 2011 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Annapolis, MD. The Institute is hosted by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), a Public Safety […]
Lance Miller, director of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center’s (NLECTC) National Center, spoke to the nearly 40 chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement officials today at the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Annapolis, MD. The Institute is hosted by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), a Public Safety program […]