GIS is at the center of NG911

With NG911, a call won’t even get to a PSAP until it has been touched in some way by GIS. With the increasing priority on data quality and new standards for GIS data, our team wanted to share some practical tips and tricks to help you on your journey. GIS Tips and Tricks Did you know that compressing (zipping) map files in a .zip file over 2 gigs can corrupt the files? If you must compress [...]

By |2021-08-19T09:58:48-04:00August 17th, 2021|CAD, Caliber News, GIS|Comments Off on GIS is at the center of NG911

Secured School Safety Grant now open for 2022!

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has opened the Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) for FY2022.  This is a valuable funding opportunity that makes it easy to acquire Caliber's FirstAlert solution!   Since being signed in to law in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) Program has served as a critical resource to ensure Hoosier schools are safe and secure. The program has delivered more than $91 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across [...]

By |2021-06-07T09:54:38-04:00June 7th, 2021|Caliber News, Grant|Comments Off on Secured School Safety Grant now open for 2022!

Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Records Management Systems v3

 Looking for a new records management system?The IJIS Institute announced the publication of a critical resource entitled "Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Records Management Systems, Version III". This significant accomplishment represents countless hours of contributions and was the effort of the "RMS Standards Task Force".  This task force is a joint group formed by the IJIS Institute’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee.The [...]

By |2021-06-02T13:12:29-04:00May 12th, 2021|Caliber News, RMS|Comments Off on Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Records Management Systems v3

A Year In Review: 2020 highlights

January just flew by, 2021 is already off to a great start! It's clear everyone is feeling recharged and energetic after the holiday season - ready to take on the new year!  2020 was a wild ride, no doubt there.  But despite all the hurdles and disruptions, we were able to find new growth, develop ground-breaking features, and set a new standard for what's possible.  Here’s some of the highlights from last year…   Forensic Advantage [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:48:18-05:00January 29th, 2021|CAD, Caliber News, Mobile, RMS|Comments Off on A Year In Review: 2020 highlights

“What is a SOC Report and why should I be insisting on it?”

“System and Organization Controls” (SOC) Reports were developed by The American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA).  These reports are utilized by independent, third-party auditors to examine a service organization’s controls put in place to protect their clients’ assets. “Controls” being a policy, process, or procedure that is created to achieve a desired event or to avoid an unwanted event. The two most common types of SOC Reports are: SOC 1 – focused on outsourced services [...]

By |2020-10-30T10:00:30-04:00October 30th, 2020|Caliber News, RMS|Comments Off on “What is a SOC Report and why should I be insisting on it?”

New app deployed in Lebanon High School Indiana to increase communications between school officials and emergency services – making students safer

This year, Indiana’s Lebanon High School partnered with Caliber Public Safety in the finalization and implementation of new FirstAlert system, yet another groundbreaking solution from Caliber that innovates, reimagines and streamlines the way citizens and first responders communicate. Literally at the touch of a button, FirstAlert communicates to the local 911 center the type of emergency and location, so that emergency telecommunicators instantly know what type of response is needed, and where to send them.   [...]

By |2020-09-18T14:26:44-04:00September 18th, 2020|CAD, Caliber News|Comments Off on New app deployed in Lebanon High School Indiana to increase communications between school officials and emergency services – making students safer

Caliber Public Safety Partners With Rutgers University to Provide Online Incident Reporting

In the summer of 2020, Rutgers University Police Department, a Caliber partner since 2006, became one of the first law enforcement organizations in the country to implement Caliber’s online Community Reporting system. “Online reporting is something that’s been on my radar for a year or so,” says RUPD Deputy Chief Michael Rein, “but the pandemic definitely expedited the need for it.” Prior to the advent and adoption of Caliber’s Community Reporting system, community members who witnessed [...]

By |2020-09-10T15:41:09-04:00August 25th, 2020|Caliber News, RMS|Comments Off on Caliber Public Safety Partners With Rutgers University to Provide Online Incident Reporting

Happy Retirement to long time Caliber Customer – Todd Sparrow, ENP Anderson, KY

Please join us as we extend our sincere gratitude to Todd Sparrow. Todd has not only served the 911 community, and citizens of Kentucky for the last 38 years, he has also been an incredible partner for Caliber Public Safety for over a decade as a valued customer, advocate, and member of our Client Advisory Board. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you Todd. We wish you success in your retirement. [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:30:10-04:00July 10th, 2020|Caliber News, Customer News|Comments Off on Happy Retirement to long time Caliber Customer – Todd Sparrow, ENP Anderson, KY

Are you ready for the SSSG grant application? 

The FY21 Secured School Safety Grant application will be opening very soon. Applying schools should familiarize themselves with the grant guidelines and have all necessary reference materials before beginning the application. The FY21 performance period will remain from Sept. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2021. A Notice of Funding Opportunity will be distributed once the online application is live.  The Indiana Department of Homeland Security requests all organizations verify their IntelliGrants accounts by 4 p.m. ET [...]

By |2020-06-26T15:20:06-04:00June 26th, 2020|CAD, Caliber News|Comments Off on Are you ready for the SSSG grant application? 

Keyser Police Department, WV Maximizes Efficiency with Caliber’s Online RMS

Keyser Police Department in West Virginia is a small department of twelve officers serving a community of approximately 5,000. The department handles just over five-thousand calls for service a year. Chief Paul Sabin who rose through the departments ranks was appointed as Chief in December 2019. The department operates to professional standards in accordance with state and federal requirements and actively promotes community engagement. Until recently, Keyser Police Department had been relying on a combination of [...]

By |2020-09-18T14:27:37-04:00June 16th, 2020|Caliber News, RMS|Comments Off on Keyser Police Department, WV Maximizes Efficiency with Caliber’s Online RMS