HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, April 07, 2016
The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for use in its communications center and police vehicles. The dispatching and mobile solution will aid police in managing incidents and emergencies and serves as the first step toward the creation of a regional dispatch system.
Replacing a legacy system, the Hexagon solution will help modernize the technology foundation that enables Kansas City Police Department operations. Its scalability and ease of integration will also aid the department’s efforts to connect its IT systems with neighboring jurisdictions, including Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas (also Hexagon customers), for seamless regional dispatching.
“Hexagon’s proven solution provides us with a highly adaptable system, configurable to meet our needs and workflows,” said Director of Information Services Mike Grigsby, Kansas City Police Department. “With Hexagon’s dispatching and mobile software, we are positioned to expand our service offerings through interoperable regional solutions.”
The police department’s solution features Hexagon’s industry-leading incident management software, Intergraph Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD), which will be used at the department’s primary dispatch center and remote back-up facility. The suite includes Mobile for Public Safety, a powerful in-vehicle application, which will be used by all field officers. The agency’s new system also features EdgeFrontier, an integration platform that will enable it to quickly build new interfaces to other dispatch and IT systems without the associated costs of custom development.
“Hexagon’s solution will help the Kansas City Police Department meet its current and future goals, from more efficient incident management to regional interoperability,” said Hank DiPietro, vice president and general manager, U.S. public safety, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. “Kansas City will benefit from the same robust system that serves New York City, Boston and many other major metro areas.”
The global leader in public safety and security, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps protect 1 in 12 people worldwide. Hexagon’s public safety and security solutions improve the quality, accuracy and availability of critical information, increasing performance and productivity, while reducing the total cost of ownership for mission-critical IT investments.