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MCP Helps Carroll County Move Closer to NG911 by Supporting Its GIS Efforts

In Summary:

  • A county in Maryland needed to develop a plan to create and maintain GIS data and continue the migration to Next Generation 911 after a key GIS professional retired.
  • GIS plays an essential role in the transition from legacy 911 service to NG911 service, which will rely on GIS-generated geospatial data to locate callers, route calls correctly, and dispatch the appropriate emegency response.
  • The county partnered with Mission Critical Partners to assume the duties of the PSAP's departed GIS professional and provide a Model for Advancing Public Safety (MAPS) assessment that would act as a roadmap for implementing NG911 service within its jurisdiction.


Carroll County is nestled in the center of Maryland and contains a mix of rural and suburban land with eight incorporated municipalities within its 453 square miles. It is part of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metropolitian statistical area, which is the 20th-largest market in the United States with more than 2.6 million residents.

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Panel Discussion: Developing, Operationalizing, and Maintaining Your NG911 Strategic Plan

In this on-demand session from Mission Critical Partners' virtual Conference for Advancing Public Safety, panelists the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board and the State of Arizona, join MCP's Jackie Mines and Molly Falls to discuss the critical elements of your next generation 911 (NG911) strategic plan and the best practices for bringing your plan to life. 

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