Mission Critical Partners Announces Acquisition of URL Integration, Expanding its Data-Integration Capabilities
STATE COLLEGE, PA (January 15, 2020) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the acquisition of URL Integration, an IT consulting company specializing in the planning and implementation of complex data-exchange points for the criminal justice and public safety sectors.
The acquisition furthers MCP’s commitment to helping mission-critical organizations deploy integrated data-sharing solutions that promote communications interoperability and improve collaboration among agencies, with the end goal being improved emergency response outcomes. With URL Integration, MCP now can offer new vendor-neutral solutions—including analytics, systems integration, and artificial intelligence (AI)—to help clients realize more value from data to support applications such as field-reporting, computer-aided dispatch (CAD), records management and jail management.
“Public safety is experiencing an unprecedented transformation, and agencies need data-sharing solutions that enable stronger decision-making,” said Kevin Murray, MCP’s cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer. “URL brings new skillsets that will help us better support our clients as they look to automate the flow of data in the emergency response ecosystem—from beginning to the end—including the criminal justice function.”
Founded in 2002, URL Integration has been helping state and local agencies integrate complex systems, processes, and data. With URL comes strong technical talent with considerable experience in the criminal justice market, including data architects, business analysts, project managers, and software developers. URL has implemented more than 1,100 data exchanges in state and local criminal justice operations, and the firm has worked in more than 19 states for state-level and local clients.
“Joining MCP is a natural next step for us. Since our founding, clients have relied on us to help make them more effective and efficient,” said Dave Usery, URL’s founder and chief executive officer. “Similar to MCP, we are not tied to a specific vendor and integrate software from any provider, reinforcing MCP’s commitment to vendor neutrality. We look forward to this opportunity to support clients with added resources and to serve a broader client base.”
This is the third acquisition announced by MCP in the last 18 months, adding to its consulting and IT support offering that also includes Athena Advanced Networks, which MCP acquired in 2018, and Black & Veatch’s Public Safety consulting services, which was announced in January 2020.
About Mission Critical Partners (MCP)
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) is a professional services and co-managed IT services firm that helps clients evolve their public safety systems and operations and improve emergency response through our extensive experience, knowledge and resources. By providing insight and support every step of the way, our clients are able to transform their mission-critical operations, maximizing the value of their investments and ensuring optimal performance and success. Additional information and career opportunities are available at www.MissionCriticalPartners.com.