Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Receives Grant for The Communicator!/ShotSpotter High-Speed Notification, Gunfire Detection Duo.Business Editors/Technology & Legal Writers
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 27, 2000
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The Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Sheriff's Department (LASD) today announced plans to purchase The Communicator!(TM) high-speed notification solution from Dialogic Communications Corporation (DCC (1) (Direct Cable Connection) A Windows 95/98 feature that allows PCs to be cabled together for data transfer. DCC actually sets up a network connection between the two machines. ), along with the ShotSpotter(TM) urban gunshot detection system from Trilon Technology, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control . After evaluating the results and effectiveness of these systems during a pilot launched in January 2000, the department moved to make the technology duo a permanent tool for field operations and crime analysis.
Pilot evaluation points to the positive impact ShotSpotter has had on detecting random gunfire (87% of which had gone undetected by LASD before implementing the system) and aiding officers with reliable, real-time audio and geographic accounts of incidents for quick and accurate response. When used with The Communicator, the duo serves as an "electronic watchdog," alerting police to gunfire within seconds of an incident, pointing dispatchers to the precise geographic location of the crime, and enabling them to strategically dispatch units to the scene.
"We're encouraged by the success of the pilot and recognize the critical role these technologies play in responding to criminal activity and emergency events," said Chief Bayless of the LASD. "The Communicator helps to enhance the performance of our operations and ensures swift and accurate communication with county residents for cohesive community response."
The LASD's acquisition of The Communicator/ShotSpotter duo is made possible through a grant from the Productivity Investment Fund of Los Angeles County, which awards funds to agencies for innovative projects and products that enhance the performance of the department and better serve county citizens. The LASD recently received recognition as one of the top ten projects in the Los Angeles County 2000 Productivity and Quality Awards for implementing The Communicator/ShotSpotter pilot, which helped lead to the award of the grant.
The LASD will purchase the initial system combination at Century Station, which was implemented during the pilot, and will expand its reach into additional areas in the county with a second system, to be managed at Industry Station in the Valinda, La Puente La Puente (lä pwĕn`tē), city (1990 pop. 36,955), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles; laid out 1841, inc. 1956. Primarily residential, the city manufactures hardware, electronics, and paper products. area. Like Center Station, the LASD will deploy both systems for random gunfire detection and high-speed communication and collaboration with Neighborhood Watch groups and other COPS initiatives. The Communicator from DCC will also be used for:
1. Lost children or wandering elder alerts;
2. Task team and personnel activations;
3. Notifications of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents;
4. Barricade or hostage situations;
5. Confidential "electronic interviews" of eyewitnesses immediately following crime-related events;
6. Neighborhood and school alerts of wanted persons, police manhunts or suspects at large;
7. Convenience store, pawn shop a shop where a pawnbroker does business.
See also: Pawn , pharmacy and bank alerts for scams, counterfeit currency and robberies; and
8. Crime analysis and resource forecasting.
About The Communicator
The Communicator!(TM) high-speed notification system A modern notification system is a combination of software and hardware that provides a means of delivering a message to a set of recipients. For example, notification systems can send an e-mail when a new topic has been added to Wikipedia. from DCC automatically contacts individuals or groups regardless of size (from a small task team to an entire county) by phone, pager and/or cellular; delivers incident-specific information and/or life-saving instruction; confirms message receipt through touch-tone response; and prints/faxes comprehensive reports detailing notification results for immediate status of call-out missions. During a crime incident or other emergency event, The Communicator's touch-tone response option provides a confidential "electronic interview" allowing eyewitnesses (in the safety and privacy of their homes) to relay relative information to dispatchers.
About Dialogic Communications Corporation, www.dccusa.com
Since 1982, hundreds of emergency, public and private organizations spanning 22 countries have integrated DCC's notification and response solutions into their emergency and corporate communications Corporate communications is the process of facilitating information and knowledge exchanges with internal and key external groups and individuals that have a direct relationship with an enterprise. networks, making DCC the established leader in high-speed notification technology. In April 2000, the Smithsonian Institute recognized the company's vision and leadership by inducting The Communicator!(TM)/ShotSpotter(TM) duo into the National Museum of American History The National Museum of American History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution and located in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall. It opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology and adopted its current name in 1980. . For more information, contact DCC's worldwide headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census. The 2007 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 55,870. at 800.723.3207.
About Trilon Technology, LLC, www.shotspotter.com
Based in Los Altos, CA, Trilon is the inventor of the world's first urban gunshot location system A Gunshot Location System is a system which identifies the location of a gunshot or other weapons-fire using acoustic, optical or potentially other types of sensors. These systems are used by law enforcement, homeland security, military and commercial customers to identify the , ShotSpotter(TM). Since its introduction in 1995, ShotSpotter has helped dramatically reduce random gunfire in several areas with its effectiveness being substantiated by both the National Institute of Justice (NIJ Noun 1. NIJ - the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Department of Justice, DoJ, Justice Department, Justice - the United States federal department responsible for ) and the Center for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Cincinnati The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities and in the top 50 of all American research universities, . For more information call 650.941.2350.
Contacts for Press Only:
- Lt. Sid Heal, LASD, 323/526.5262 or CSHeal@lasd.org.
- Dave Krikac, DCC, 800/723.3207 or 615/790.2882 or firstname.lastname@example.org