Introduction Deputy Chief Bill Moore – 26 Years in policing – Operations – CACP Informatics Committee Chair of the Interoperability Sub-committee 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Police Lead
Areas of Interest Integration of data Wireless Video Operational Awareness/Command & Control Officer safety anything Expert services on demand Interoperability
Future We want it all, everything, right now … and it must be: – Low cost or free – Easy to introduce to 700 plus persons – Leverage existing systems/open architecture – Provide a direct return on investment – Increase effectiveness – Low cost or free or better yet vendor pays us
Interoperability “Communications interoperability refers to the ability of public safety agencies to talk across disciplines and jurisdictions via radio (replace with voice) communications systems, exchanging voice and/or data with one another on demand, in real time, when needed, and as authorized.” http://www.safecomprogram.gov/SAFECOM/
Canadian Interoperability Technology InterestGroup (CITIG): An Investment in Public Safety Interoperability Working together to improve public safety interoperability…
CITIG Visit www.citig.ca for more info and to join.
Our Reality We are not CSI, but most people think we are… We still arrest people and have not charged a computer yet with a crime… We have a shrinking budget We have procurement rules and long timelines We need to keep up, but change is getting faster We can not quit
The Future View video: http://precisioninformation.org
Conclusion Technology is not going to slow down anytime soon, we must keep up We have to be wary of “snake oil salesman” Remember that technology supports people, not the other way around And a picture is worth ….
Questions ? Deputy Chief Bill Moore Halifax Regional Police Office: 902-490-7138 Cell: 902-497-4620 firstname.lastname@example.org