Many public safety departments are faced with fixed budgets and officers are assigned more and more duties each day. Mobile applications increase efficiency and improve public safety by enabling officers to spend more time in the field instead of taking care of paperwork and data entry at the office. In our March 10, 2010 post I provided information about mobile solutions for parking enforcementthat increase efficiency and reduce errors with real-time data capture. This increased efficiency and reduction in errors isn’t only limited to parking enforcement. Mobility applications also enable officers to:
- Patrol more areas
- Quickly respond to incidents
- File multiple types of incidents and violations immediately
- Access case history-past violations and records
- Access important contact information including phone numbers and location
DecisionPoint’s software partner TotalMobile provides a mobile application platform that can be tailored to meet the needs of public safety departments so officers can respond to each incident efficiently and effectively.