FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, September 17, 2018 — Gwinnett County, Georgia, has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to assist with the analysis, design, and implementation of an advanced Real Time Crime Center.
Deputy Chief Brett West of the Gwinnett Police Department provided an overview: “Gwinnett County has selected Federal Engineering to conduct an on-site assessment toward the development of a Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center for the Department of Police Services. The assessment will include conducting stakeholder interviews, inventorying of current assets of the Department and participating partner agencies, the development of recommendations for a shared video management system solution, and the production of a scope of work for video and records management systems.”
Deputy Chief West continued: “The Gwinnett County Police Department is a nationally accredited and rapidly growing police agency located in the Northeastern quadrant of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Department currently has an authorized strength of 783 sworn officers supported by 280 civilian employees with the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to approximately 900,000 residents within an area of 436 square miles. The Department is organized into the Office of the Chief and two Bureaus with four Divisions: Administrative Services, Support Operations, Criminal Investigations, and Uniform Divisions. The Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center is a new initiative of the Department. It will be housed in the Support Operations Division and will interact with all divisions of the Department.”
Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE President and CEO, stated: “Federal Engineering is proud to be part of this ground-breaking project. Our support will include:
- Identification of best practices and state of the art Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center design
- Future directions in Video Management System technologies
- Functional requirements analysis based on stakeholder interviews, inventory of current assets, and environments
- Gap analysis between the latest, viable technology methods and the current AV/IT integrated systems
- Identification of AV equipment specifications fitting the needs of a Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center
- A Scope of Work to be included in the County’s Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center RFB
- A set of requirements and qualifications for a technology integration company
- An estimated budget for the Situational Awareness & Crime Response Center project integration and long-term maintenance and replacement
- Recommend an enterprise architecture to link disparate databases and record management systems both internal and external to the department
- Identify a set of analytic tools that would allow the department to create, access, and share in real-time information such as graphical reports, video, audio, and dashboards
FE will apply its decades of experience in dispatch center, 911 system, CAD and RMS design and serve as the County’s trusted advisor.”
As a leading, nationwide communications systems planning and design firm, Federal Engineering develops voice, data, and video networks for numerous organizations in the aerospace, energy, finance, education, publishing, and computer services fields. In addition to its private sector work, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.
With FE’s addition of the L.R. Kimball public safety communications consulting practice, jurisdictions can rely upon one firm, FE/Kimball, for all of their consulting needs in E9-1-1, NG9-1-1, PSAPs, Emergency Call Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers as well as land mobile radio voice, wireless data, broadband, backhaul, and emerging LTE mobile communications systems.