How Lake Stevens (Wash.) PD continues to innovate, despite staffing challenges Chief Jeffrey Beazizo of the Lake Stevens, Wash., Police Department needs to keep informed in order to keep his community and officers safe. “If something big happens,” he says, “I want to know immediately. With FirstWatch, I get alerted through CAD triggers on my phone as soon as that call comes through. “It’s obviously not every call I need to be alerted to,” he says. “But major crimes and Priority 1...
Collaborating with the community you serve is more important for law enforcement agencies than ever. During this open interactive session you’ll learn how Oceanside Police Department has leveraged technology to enhance their ability to fight crime and improve their relationship with the people they serve.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — In an effort to increase transparency and awareness in the community, the Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department launched a crime-mapping tool to help prevent crime and reduce fear. The department is using FirstWatch, which shows calls for service over the previous 12 to 48 hours, Fox5SanDiego.com reported.
The events of the past several months have shaken the core of law enforcement, leaving many officers questioning their roles and even their career choice. The main threats facing officers used to be violent criminals, roadway operations and personal health risks. Today, the public, the media, bosses, elected officials and even family and friends can seem to pose a threat. How do you deal with the deluge of opinion, anger and confusion and still serve your mission? Law enforcement officers can’t...
Join Lexipol for an exclusive presentation featuring resiliency and leadership strategies from the front lines of law enforcement, clinical psychology and neuroscience. This webinar is intended for rookies all the way up to command staff.
There is a lot of available information for Health Care Workers and EMS, but not very much for Law Enforcement who have several roles as part of their work that puts them at increased risk for being infected by COVID-19. This document raises the awareness of that risk and offers a clearinghouse of resources specifically for Law Enforcement, First Responders/Public Safety.
Before beginning a shift for the day, what is something those working in law enforcement can do to prepare themselves, knowing they are risking exposure to COVID-19? For those working in a leadership role, what is important for them to keep in mind? This pandemic has the potential to drag on for a long time, what are the possible effects of long-term heightened stress on first responders? Can you explain the concept of crisis rehearsal and how that could be beneficial for law...
PoliceOne article "How biosurveillance turns opioids-related data into actionable intelligence" by By Rob Lawrence, P1 Contributor. See how a customer agency, in Richmond, Virginia, is utilizing the FirstWatch system and turning real-time activity data into actionable intelligence. Of note, the Richmond Ambulance Authority was the first commercial user of the FirstWatch system.
Law enforcement agencies are faced with the significant challenge of making sense of mountains of crime data. FirstWatch, headquartered in Encinitas, Calif., helps the Oceanside Police Department by turning this raw data into valuable, actionable information available to their law enforcement teams and other authorized stakeholder groups in real time.
To ensure that police, fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County have their fingers on the pulse of the community, the SNOPAC 9-1-1 has deployed FirstWatch to monitor in real-time the roughly 1,500 calls they dispatch each day (more than 600,000 calls in 2013).
Conventional Wisdom: The Democratic and Republican National Conventions require lots of planning – and some state-of-the-art technologyjen
Download PDF (Best Practices in Emergency Services, February 2013)FirstWatch was on-hand at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to monitor health-related threats and keep attendees safe.
Download PDF (San Diego Business Journal, Volume 34, Number 7) The San Diego Business Journal features FirstWatch for Innovation in Technology: Safety, Fire, Disease Among Uses for Incident Tracking.
The Democratic and Republican National Conventions are two of the United States’ most important and highest stakes gatherings. As thousands of elected officials, delegates, and media representatives descended on the respective host cities, public health and safety officials from the local, state, and federal levels worked with FirstWatch to prepare for threats—manmade or natural—that could disrupt the events.