The trend toward multi-jurisdictional systems & consolidation

As a result of 9/11, the need for creating multi-jurisdictional systems for sharing critical data with other public safety agencies became evident and the federal government responded with grant funding specifically for such projects.

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The economic slowdown of 2008 turned the desire to create shared systems into a necessity in order for agencies to consolidate resources and save money.

There is no greater benefit – to citizens as well as the involved public safety professionals – than multiple agencies working together to share critical data in real time. But, there are many hurdles that agencies battle with.

We recently published a white paper with best practices for creating a multi-jurisdictional, shared software system. In addition to covering overall benefits, we also highlight tips for creating a successful system (forming a committee, planning for system administration, creating data entry standards, handling billing and maintenance, implementing upgrades, etc.). We also profile a case study of a county-wide system that did it quite successfully. You can access a free copy of the white paper here.

In Nevada, 16 agencies just selected Spillman as part of one shared software system in order to boost multi-jurisdictional capabilities and state-wide public safety efforts. Read the whole article here.