Florida Sheriff Deploys Officer Tracking System via P25
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | Comments

The Monroe County (Florida) Sheriff upgraded its CompassCom mobile resource management (MRM) solution to fully leverage the county’s recently enhanced Motorola Solutions Project 25 (P25) radio network.

The sheriff can now track the precise real-time location of every officer in a vehicle or on foot via the digital communications system that is interoperable with other federal, state and local public-safety agencies.

The sheriff’s office completed the transition to the MRM system this summer shortly after upgrading to Motorola’s Intelligent Middle Ware (IMW) platform and P25 radios.

The department upgraded to the IMW platform to enable the latest generation of Motorola ASTRO functionality to integrate with the CompassTrac Enterprise capabilities, providing vehicle and portable radios location for full situational awareness.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office patrols a diverse string of islands that make up the Florida Keys. The department purchased CompassTrac Enterprise in 2015 to dispatch and track high-value assets. The on-premise platform receives location and status data from a GPS-equipped vehicle, smartphone and portable radio and serves that information in real time to an Esri-based digital map display.

“We wanted to know where every officer is, even if they can’t talk,” said Laura White, Monroe County Sheriff emergency communications director. “There aren’t a lot of asset-tracking systems that track portable radios the way CompassTrac does.”

Monroe County Sheriff’s office relies on the system in real time and replay mode for a variety of dispatch and operations functions that ensure officers are safe and performing their duties efficiently.

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