The Mission-Critical Resource Center

Why Body-Worn Cameras Should Be on the Radar Screen of Every Law Enforcement Agency

In Summary: 

  • A concept that is gaining considerable traction in the law-enforcement community today is that of the "connected officer," which has at its core a plethora of mission-critical technology
  • Citizens are demanding more in-depth investigations into how field personnel interact with the public and apply force.
  • According to a study that involved officers on all shifts being issued body-worn cameras, 60 percent fewer incidents and 88 percent fewer citizen complaints about officer misconduct were reported
  • This whitepaper provides a close examination of the body-worn camera implementation process, including the necessary steps for a successful deployment of this technology

The body-worn camera has become a critical tool for law-enforcement agencies. This whitepaper discusses the following:

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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.

Background:

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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Whitepaper: Don’t Take Shortcuts When Developing NG911 GIS Data

Geographic information system (GIS) data is a foundational component in the migration to, and continuing operation of, Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems. But developing local GIS data so that it aligns with NG911 standards is a laborious and time-consuming process that can take months or years to complete.

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Enhancing Law Enforcement with Actionable Data

In Summary:

  • Thanks to public safety broadband communications, a tremendous amount of data can now be implemented into emergency response
  • Data analytics and artificial intelligence are not new, but they are constantly evolving
  • How do law enforcement agencies harness this data in order to improve the way they serve and protect their communities?

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MCP's 2020 Public Safety Predictions Infographic

Mission Critical Partners surveyed some our subject-matter experts to hear their predictions regarding what will public safety trends will shape the next decade and the public safety industry outlook. Today's public safety landscape is evolving more quickly than ever before. To help illustrate what's coming, as well as where we believe the industry is headed this year, we put together an infographic fueled by statistics on what's substantially impacting the industry, as well as where we believe its headed. See why the experts believe that actionable data, cloud-based technology deployments and new approaches to workforce management will be priorities.

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