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In top news this week, President-elect Joe Biden appointed an advisory board Monday of top public-health experts to guide his transition team's COVID-19 planning. The unveiling of the names came as the first public act of the Biden-Harris transition.

We're also taking a look this week at the role technology can play in bolstering public safety, though community buy-in is key, write Lexipol's Rex Scism and Kerry Gallegos.

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Using technology to mitigate mass violence: Before, during and after the call
By Philip Schaenman and Hollis Stambaugh 
For technology to be useful, it must be available quickly, and officers have to be trained in its use
Could ‘smart’ uniforms reduce police use of force?
By Miriam Foxx 
The exoskeleton uniform of the near future aims to increase decision-making time and safety for officers and decrease the need to go hands-on
Technology procurement: Why community buy-in is key
By Lexipol Content Development Team  
Educating civilians about mass violence prevention and investigation technology procurement and policy development
A plea for renewed commitment to COVID-19 prevention
By Greg Friese, MS, NRP 
Recent first responder line-of-duty deaths underscore the virus’ devastating impact on public safety
Who CARES? Crafting a response to COVID-19 in corrections
By Tim Stephens and Keith Neely 
Unspent CARES Act dollars represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address a persistent gap in corrections capacity: onsite medical facilities
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