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.
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
- 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.