Rensselaer County, N.Y., Uses Mobile Communications Center to Advance Public Safety

Working with CDW•G, the Department of Public Safety in Rensselaer County, New York, outfitted a large vehicle with communications equipment to empower interoperability between first responders, as well as host on-scene response commanders for natural disasters, hazardous spills, accidents, crime scenes and other emergencies. 

For more on Rensselaer County's mobile communications center, check out our feature at statetechmag.com/Rensselaer

Participants

    Paul Glasser Jr, Deputy Director of Public Safety, Rensselaer County, New York

    Todd Smith, Mobile Communications Center Coordinator, Rensselaer County, New York

    Matt Guzzo, IT Consultant, Rensselaer County, New York

Video Highlights

  • A mobile communications center provides local authorities with capabilities to establish a command post in response to emergency situations.
  • A large vehicle is able to house dispatchers and command staff who require rapid communications and live video in the event of a natural disaster, criminal investigation, accident scene and other emergencies.
  • Rensselaer County can use the mobile communications center for encrypted telecommunications, and it allows public safety officials to securely sign documents and declare an emergency on site.  
Sep 24 2018