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On-Demand Webinar: Strategic Planning for Public Safety Agencies

In today’s evolving emergency communications environment, public safety agencies are often expected to do more with fewer resources–smaller budgets and fewer people. This reality means that strategic planning, and determining how best to leverage the available resources, is more crucial than ever before. In this webinar, MCP subject-matter experts Chris Kelly and Bonnie Maney discuss the benefits of strategic planning for public safety agencies and different approaches to development.

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Topics: Operations, Public Safety, Consulting, On-Demand Webinars

Posted on March 3, 2020

On-Demand Webinar: The 10 Trends That Will Impact Public Safety

As we enter a new decade of public safety, what trends will shape the next ten years of public safety communications, and the year ahead? In our first webinar of 2020 we highlighted emerging technologies and trends to help public safety leaders make more informed decisions for this year and beyond. These industry trends cannot be ignored. 

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Regional Computer-Aided Dispatch Models

In Summary:

  • For years, public safety communications systems have operated as standalone systems that are used to serve the citizens of a single geographic area.
  • As communities have grown, the need for improved communication between dispatchers and first responders, and across jurisdictional lines, has increased. 
  • Agencies across the country have begun to consider regional models for their computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and other public safety systems in order to improve efficiency, share resources with other agencies and reduce costs.

In this whitepaper, we explore two models of regional CAD systems and explore the pros and cons of each one. 

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Topics: Operations, Public Safety Technology, White Papers

Posted on October 4, 2019