In the past decade, the US government has employed new national security technologies to meet rising security threats, technologies such as explosive, firearm, and chemical and biological weapons detectors (e.g. Hofer & Wetter, 2012, p. 278). Despite past tragedies such as the September 11 terrorist attacks and the important role police play in our society, there remains a gap in understanding how effective communication along with other motivators can enhance police technology adoption. In turn, effective technology adoption can enhance community safety and resilience (Anderson, Knutson, Giles, & Arroyo, 2002), though research on first responders’ role in community resilience remains understudied (Wyche et al., 2011).
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