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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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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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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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How Software can Help your K9 Program

Dedicated Software Helps Your K9 Program Run More Efficiently Implement dedicated K9 software to help manage the unexpected issues that arise in managing and running your K9 program. As an employee records management software program can help your department run more efficiently, a K9 software, such as KATS, does the same for a K9 program. Outlined below are specific ways K9-dedicated software can help. Track Costs KATS enables you to track your K9 program’s ongoing costs, such as training and medical expenses. At a glance, you’ll be able to see where inefficiencies may be improved. When budget time rolls around, a K9 system helps with allocating existing funds and seeking additional funds for your program. Determine Training Focus Well-documented training records help ensure a K9 team has met all required prerequisites for certification. This also helps focus a unit’s future training, as it demonstrates area of potential improvement for each K9 team. Print Deployment Logs A dedicated and reliable software for K9 unit management is also helpful when you need to print deployment logs. A piece of software like the KATS program allows for quick and efficient deployment log printing and distribution. This means less work trying to figure out […]

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Maintaining an Effective Training Program

An effective training program is essential for keeping staff at the top of their game. If the training program is not constantly evolving, how can your department remain at the forefront of the industry? Why Training is so Important Proper training is paramount to the success of any organization or department. Whether someone has over twenty years of experience or none, training should begin the moment they are hired and continue throughout their employment. A standard training program is important for minimizing liability and insurance costs. Tracking Progress When it comes to an effective training program, one key is the ability to effectively track each employee’s progress and ensure that each and every employee receives training in the correct and proper procedures of your department. The ability to update training records is key for a variety of training whether the training is provided in a classroom environment, on-line or at an outside location. Additionally, a great service-industry training software allows users to easily monitor requirements, certifications, qualifications and overall training such as firearms qualifications, diversity workshops, sexual harassment, CPR, etc. to ensure employees meet/conform to your department, State and Federal requirements. Training the Trainers In addition to proper and consistent […]

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