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The State of School Crime and Safety

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, working with the National Center for Education Statistics, released a report on "Indicators of School Crime and Safety" last month. The report provides summary statistics about different aspects of crime and safety in schools, drawing information from several sources. Through the many statistics shared in the report, it was easy to see a sad reality. While several crime and safety issues at schools have improved over the years, the rate of [...]

By |2022-08-19T16:01:52-04:00July 25th, 2022|Caliber News, School Safety, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on The State of School Crime and Safety

2022 NPSTW | Higher Caliber Award

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be promoted so that everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication. This year, we asked you to help us highlight some of these amazing individuals by submitting them for [...]

By |2022-08-19T16:40:35-04:00April 19th, 2022|Caliber News, NPSTW|Comments Off on 2022 NPSTW | Higher Caliber Award

The Southaven Police Department implements Online RMS Community Reporting feature to improve non-emergency report process

The number of non-emergency requests for reports has steadily increased for the last several years. We sat down with Officer Kevin Sanders of Southaven PD to hear how his department was using this powerful feature to save staff hours and limit in-person responses to non-emergency calls for service. "Nowadays people want to file a Police Report for everything. Someone loses their cell phone and they can't get a replacement from their insurance without a report, or [...]

By |2022-08-19T16:09:40-04:00December 16th, 2021|Caliber News, Community Reporting, Online RMS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Southaven Police Department implements Online RMS Community Reporting feature to improve non-emergency report process

An Interview with Michael Lubenski, Senior Learning Coordinator for Caliber University.

Michael Lubenski has served in many positions here at Caliber – but his most recent move to the "Senior Learning Coordinator" spot is not entirely new to him; in fact, Michael got his start here at Caliber as one of our CAD Trainers. We sat down with Michael to learn more about his experience providing outstanding training experiences to our customers throughout the years and get his advice on planning and conducting memorable training sessions.   [...]

By |2022-08-19T16:13:08-04:00November 11th, 2021|Caliber News, Caliber University|Comments Off on An Interview with Michael Lubenski, Senior Learning Coordinator for Caliber University.

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 |2022-08-19T16:42:44-04:00August 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 the 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 |2022-08-16T08:59:56-04:00September 18th, 2020|CAD, Caliber News, School Safety|Comments Off on New app deployed in Lebanon High School Indiana to increase communications between school officials and emergency services – making students safer