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Some Things to Look for When Evaluating New Recruits

After hiring new recruits to work in the public safety sector, individual evaluation is essential. Effective evaluation allows you to form a professional team operating at peak efficiencies. Most all new recruits go through intense training in their first couple weeks (or months). During this time their performance is evaluated regularly (if not daily) to ensure they are fully capable of performing the critical tasks the job demands. Having worked with public safety in every state nationwide, we’re able to share some of the criteria often used when evaluating new recruits. RED Flags in Evaluation Noticing the following things during a new hire’s evaluation period can provide subtle hints they may not be cut out for the job: Not maintaining composure in stressful or emergency situations Inability or unwillingness to coordinate efforts with other officers on-scene Failure to identify and interview all potential witnesses Engaging in distracting activity while driving (i.e. cell phone use) Non-compliance with driving laws Not limiting radio transmissions to only that which is necessary Disrespect to fellow officers or public citizens Inability to adapt appropriately to a change in procedures Untidy appearance or unkempt uniform Inability to keep assigned equipment clean and in order GREEN Flags […]

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Field Training Software for EMS

The training and evaluation of new hires in the Emergency Medical Services field is especially important. After all, their primary job is to provide emergency medical care. To ensure your employees are properly educated and trained to do the job, you need a strong and efficient system in place for your trainers and evaluators to document training and performance. MdE Inc. has provided field training software for EMS to hundreds of departments across the United States since 1999. We offer state-of-the-art field training software for EMS professionals, as well as for others in the public safety sector. You understand the importance of training—we are dedicated to making your job of tracking that training easier so you can get your new hires better educated without compromising thoroughness. Let’s take a look at the primary functions of our EMS training software: Simplifies the Evaluation process Our user interface and software navigation make it easier for managers to automate their existing performance evaluations. These evaluations can be created, edited, and completed at any location, whether in the office or in the field. Our web-based application offers a paperless system for observation reports and performance evaluations, saving you both time and money. It also provides critical […]

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4 Ways Software Helps You Run an Effective Correctional Facility

Running a correctional facility is no walk in the park. Whether housing hardened criminals in a penitentiary or running a county jail, running an efficient facility is paramount to success. In today’s day and age, this is a feat not accomplished without the right software. Here are four ways correctional facility software helps you run an effective correctional facility. Performance Evaluation No matter what business you are in, performance evaluations are necessary for good management. The correctional business is no exception. With proper correctional facility software, performance reports can be easily accessed and edited from anywhere. Documents, files, and pictures can easily be attached to reports, including existing reports which can be integrated into your new system. Efficiency in Field Training Today’s software has replaced filing cabinets, at least for those looking to run at peak efficiency. The A.D.O.R.E. module is a web-based and paperless field-training software which streamlines the field training performance evaluation process and can even integrate backlogged employee reviews. It’s entirely customizable to your specific business and provides instant access to trainee strengths and weaknesses for remediation/termination reports. Equipment Tracking It takes a lot of equipment to run a correctional facility. From the gear worn by guards […]

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Saving Lives with Reliable Dispatch Software

Communication centers are at the heart of the dispatching process and their accuracy and efficiency must be their highest priority. Here’s how they can do their job more efficiently and save lives with reliable dispatch software.

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Join MdE, Inc. at the CALEA Conference

MdE, Inc. recently attended the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Conference March 21st – 22nd. We were in booth 14, thanks for coming by to talk with us! Details for The CALEA Conference CALEA stands for Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Conference Location: The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center 7600 John Q Hammons Dr. Frisco, TX 75034. For more information on the event’s location, or for directions to the event, you can visit the CALEA conference event page. Visit our Booth During the Conference! MdE, Inc. will be located at booth #14 and we will be there Wednesday 3/21 and Thursday 3/22 to meet everyone. So stop by and let’s talk about how our specialized and efficient software solutions can help your department. Our software was uniquely tailored for and by the public safety industry. We listened to industry thought leaders and decision makers and built our service around their needs—not the other way around! For a preview of the types of software we provide, check out our software solutions for public safety page on our website. Workshops at the CALEA Conference CALEA offers a variety of workshops for all attendees on the accreditation process […]

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Is Performance Evaluation Bias Affecting your Department?

Many branches of the public safety sector employ professionals whose primary job is to ensure the safety of the public. Because of this, it is incredibly important that they perform their duties efficiently, carefully, responsibly, and without error. In order to be ensure that your employees are fit to take on the important roles they are assigned, a performance evaluation system must be in place. One problem faced in performance evaluations is bias. Bias is a prejudice or inclination in favor of or against someone. It is fair to both the employee and the organization they work for, that performance evaluations be free from bias. But how do we avoid this? Let’s first take a look at some common evaluation biases and trends that occur in the workplace: Men and women are sometimes evaluated more critically or more lenient because of their gender. Evaluators tend to be more forgiving around the holidays and New Year. Trends have been found that show discrepancies on evaluations based on the day of the week (i.e. Monday versus Friday). The time of day can have an effect on quality of evaluations, i.e. more strict at the beginning of a shift and more lenient at the end of the day. A […]

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