Law enforcement is an integral part of any society. Every day, officers put themselves in harm’s way to ensure our communities are safe. BSM Technologies, a partner in FirstNet with AT&T Fleet Manager, ensures that law enforcement personnel are equipped with the proper tools to perform their duties safely and save lives.
Shaping the future of Law Enforcement Safety
FirstNet, with AT&T Fleet Manager, is increasing the safety of police officers, and the citizens they serve, by providing greater insight into all aspects of law enforcement fleet. There are two areas of significant impact: decreasing unsafe driving and decreasing police response time.
1. Increased Safety by Curbing Unsafe Driving
Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for police officers. Between 2007 and 2016, an average of 40 deaths occurred each year. 40% of these crashes were preventable and 42% of officers killed were not wearing seat belts. Officers are not the only ones in danger when a squad car crashes. ABC News reported that more than 10,000 civilians were injured or killed in the past 10 years in California alone from police-involved crashes. In response to this loss of life, the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) have made the following recommendations to prevent these traffic related deaths: increase seat belt use, minimize distracted driving, improve driver training.
But even if rules following these recommendations are created, how can they be enforced? How do you ensure which officers follow the rules, and determine which officers need more training? This is where a fleet management solution comes in, ensuring fleet managers have access to real-time information on their officer’s driving habits.
- Driver Metrics: records incidences of unsafe driving
- Real-time Alerts: monitors rule violations, rapid deceleration
- Sensors: monitors seat belt usage, sirens, door opens/closes
- Reporting: spots trends in driving habits and gain insight into which officers requires additional training
- In-cab Coaching: accesses AT&T Push-to-Talk
2. Faster Response Times
When an officer is in distress and calls for assistance, the time it takes for back-up to arrive can make all the difference. When a citizen calls 911, the time it takes for officers to arrive on the scene is often directly correlated to the outcome. The traditional methods of officers calling in their location, to a request for police presence by a dispatcher, are outdated and can be dangerous, especially when officers are in pursuit.
AT&T Fleet Manager allows dispatchers to know where the nearest source of backup is located, the exact location to send help to, the fastest route to get there, and by monitoring sirens, when officers are in pursuit. Providing officers with this extra support ensures they are more efficient while carrying out their duties. AT&T Fleet Manager gives dispatchers:
- the real-time location of all mobile and fixed assets
- route optimization tools
- seamless connection with AT&T push-to-talk
Learn more about the benefits of AT&T Fleet Manager on FirstNet by contacting our dedicated sales team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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