There are federal communication laws that apply to every police officer and city official in the United States, and lawsuits will follow if departments do not start complying.
These guidelines and laws prohibit any 1st responder and government official from communicating with consumer apps like SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Slack. Yet there are still employees and officers in most departments who are using these non-compliant and non-secure apps.
Cities and officers found not complying with these laws could be open to lawsuits and national media criticism.
There is a simple way for leaders to prevent this type of crisis. We put together a white paper that explains the risks these departments are facing as well as easy ways to get your city in compliance today.