CentralSquare, a leader in public sector software, announced that the Saratoga County Sheriffs Office launched the full suite of CentralSquare Public Safety Enterprise (powered by Inform) on Friday, March 1. This launch connects Saratogas system with the Albany County Sheriffs Office and Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety, both of whom are already using their CentralSquare systems. As a result, a community of nearly one million residents is served by a tri-county network of agencies that shares data in real time and on the same platform.
CentralSquare is proud to partner with Saratoga County as they lead the transformation of public safety service for communities in upstate New York, said Steve Seoane, executive vice president and general manager of public safety at CentralSquare. Their launch of CentralSquare Public Safety Suite Enterprise creates a tri-county network that sets the new standard for how municipalities leverage broad, smart and unified systems to keep communities safe.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said, I am proud to have worked collaboratively with our partners in Albany and Rensselaer counties, and of our team at the Saratoga County Sheriffs Office, who worked diligently over the past several years with the goal of improving public safety in the county. Our deputies are now safer on patrol because of this new software.
In selecting CentralSquare 911, CAD, Mobile and Records, the three counties are leveraging the benefits of a common, unified system from a company with extensive experience in regional implementations. This collaboration results in better data-sharing capabilities, system redundancy and long- and short-term cost savings “ benefits that will have lasting, positive impacts on public safety services and community safety. For example, the shared 911 and CAD system leads to faster, more coordinated response and ensures system redundancy. Should one countys system go down, calls can be routed to one of the other counties for dispatch. Also, with shared data coordination across jurisdictions, each agency has greater insight into incidents that often cross county lines. Not only does the shared system lead to faster response and better coordination, it has the potential to deliver significant savings to taxpayers as agencies share the costs of maintaining fewer systems within the region.
We now ensure that, in the event of a catastrophic issue, all three PSAPs are looking at the same dataset on the same system, said Steven Gordon, director of emergency communications for the Saratoga County Sheriffs Office. From the initial 911 call through dispatching responders to field operations, the connected systems will allow us to process calls faster and improve our communication and coordination.
CentralSquare Public Safety Suite Enterprise is helping to place these counties at the forefront of public safety communications. For example, by implementing Records Enterprise, the first National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)-compliant system in New York, these agencies are ahead of the 2021 regulation mandate. Their use of smartphone apps such as Filed Ops will give them insight into calls for service through a map-based view of where emergency resources are located, helping ambulance districts to locate high-volume areas so they can proactively stage their resources. Additionally, by leveraging connections between their 911, CAD and Records systems, call takers will be able to use geographically informed visual cues, such as premise-related data, to identify duplicate calls and prioritize ringing 911 calls even before they are answered. And with nearly one out of every 12 calls that come in to the Saratoga call center resulting in a hang-up, having the ability to automatically send a text to validate whether the call was accidental will save the call center valuable time.
Now that weve successfully deployed a regional system with everything from A-Z, were excited by the opportunity this gives New York, particularly the Capital Region, to enhance the safety of our communities, added Gordon.
Formed by the merger of Superion, TriTech along with Zuercher, and the public sector and healthcare business of Aptean, CentralSquare Technologies is an industry leader in public safety and public administration software, serving over 7,500 organizations from the largest metropolitan city to counties and towns of every size across North America. Its technology platform provides solutions for public safety, including 911, computer-aided dispatch, records management, mobile, citations, evidence management, and corrections. For public administration agencies, CentralSquare provides software for finance, human capital management, payroll, utility billing, citizen engagement, asset management, regulatory compliance, and community development. For hospitals and clinicians, it provides patient information, compliance, and analytics software. CentralSquares broad, unified and agile software suite serves 3 in 4 citizens across North America. More information is available at www.CentralSquare.com
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