- Making sure officers have critical content when they need it most.
- Cutting paper costs while protecting the community.
WRCB-TV and WDEF-TV in Chattanooga recently aired stories highlighting how Cleveland (TN) Police Department has saved $19,000 on paper while increasing accountability by using PowerDMS.
With PowerDMS, instead of memorizing new protocols or carrying around a large policy binder, officers can access policies on the go from their laptops or mobile devices.
Keeping Content Accessible
Police officers are expected to hold a massive amount of knowledge in their heads at all times. Recalling laws, protocols, hand-to-hand maneuvers, and driving techniques are all part of the job.
In high-stress critical incidents, it can be challenging for even the most experienced officers to recall precise protocols for every possible scenario.
This is why giving officers some way to recall accurate information quickly is crucial.
“We don’t have an excuse anymore,” said Sgt. Evie West, Cleveland Police Department. “If we’re on a scene of a domestic or in-custody death, we can look up right with our phone, our mobile device or our MDTs, mobile data terminals, and check what is the protocol.”
Watch and listen to Sgt. Evie West's full comments below:
Officers who can’t access the content they need in high-stress situations pose a risk to themselves, their agency, and the community at large.
As challenges to law enforcement evolve and increase, proper policies must grow to meet them.
An officer not knowing exactly how many pumps of a NARCAN spray to give to an overdosing patient, for example, could be the difference between life and death. It also reflects a lack of professionalism to the community.