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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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What to Look for When Evaluating New Recruits

When 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, with our software solutions for public safety, 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 […]

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Improving Data Integrity with Software

Today, we live in a digital world and do most of our data construction, utilization, and management electronically. Ensuring this data is accurate and reliable over the entire span of its life is the basic goal of data integrity. Key points regarding managing data are listed below: Data should be recorded at the time of observation Data should be accurate, that is free from errors, and conform with protocol Data should reflect who observed and recorded it Data should reflect to whom (or what) it pertains Data should be easily understood Data should be recorded in a permanent manner, including all original entries. How can I improve data integrity with software? Data that is stored electronically is much more secure and permanent than data stored on paper. Software programs work as a single source for your data, stored electronically, and can be secured in many ways to ensure its permanence and safety. Physical documents, however, can be easy for other parties to lose or alter. Losing sensitive and important data or allowing it to be placed in the wrong hands greatly reduces the integrity of the data and can cause irreparable damage. Recording data as it is happening is more […]

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Police Department Software

Technology is important for almost every kind of business, and the public safety sector is no exception. MdE has developed a variety of web-based software programs which enable police departments to run more smoothly and efficiently in all areas from employee management to equipment tracking and much more. Performance Evaluation Software Being able to access performance evaluation entries when you’re on the job is increasingly important to those in law enforcement. The safety of the public relies heavily on the performance of these individuals, and even the slightest breach of conduct can put the public, as well as your police department at risk. Having performance evaluation software on-the-go is a new and helpful possibility thanks to our web-based software. Observation Reports & Evaluations Our web-based, paperless system for daily observation reports allows you to attach photos, videos, and other documents to use for future reference. Reports can be signed electronically and are customizable for your specific department. Employee Records Management Our ERM software is a great tool for tracking employee’s job requirements and notifying of employee deadlines. All employee records can be maintained in a digital format and accessed only by those who have authorization. Equipment Tracking Our equipment tracking […]

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Software for Airports, Ports and Private Security

Airports, ports, and private security sectors are large facilities which require a great deal of time and effort to run smoothly and efficiently. There are many challenges and responsibilities management must face and handle. And the large number of employees and amount of equipment which need to be accounted for and maintained can become very overwhelming. If the airport software system you currently have in place to manage your employees and equipment is lacking and not producing the sufficient data needed to manage your staff, assess employee performance, and track and manage equipment and assets, we can help! MdE, Inc. has been Managing Data Efficiently and providing software for ports, private security, airports and many other institutions all over the nation since 1999. Our main goal is to provide you with the time to focus on the more important aspects of your job by developing strategies and software that will simplify, speed up, and automate record keeping processes. We have developed numerous types of airport, ports, and private security software products, including: ERM – Employee Records Management – which tracks employees’ job requirements, flags employees before job training or certifications expire, provides instant notifications that reduce time spent researching records, and […]

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Software is Crucial for Efficiency in Public Safety

In the public safety industry, efficiency is vital. Your department can easily help employees improve efficiency by providing the most up-to-date public safety software solutions. Just as efficient employees are critical in effectively serving the public, a user-friendly, customizable software system is essential in improving effectiveness for any public-safety agency. Accurate Reporting What’s the point of a report if the information isn’t accurate? One of the largest selling points of technology in today’s work environment is its ability to complete complex calculations in a matter of seconds. Calculations that would take hours to compute by hand are now done instantaneously. Software developed by professionals who have worked in and with the public safety sector contains reporting that is customized for the public safety professional. It makes sense to buy software designed specifically for public-safety use! Up-to-date Logs Logs must be accurate to the minute. When a file is updated, it must update dynamically everywhere – at the same time. When you’re still using paper records, stale data can lead to mistakes; mistakes can cause severe consequences. For this reason, you want to partner with a public safety software solution that can deliver on-demand information across departments simultaneously. You gain the […]

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