Websites: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

The website of a public safety agency may be the first point of contact a member of the community may have when an issue arises or information is required. The websites of these agencies, therefore, should provide relevant information in an easily accessible and flexible digital environment. This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies with a website in …

Service Satisfaction: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

[one-half-first] [/one-half-first] [one-half] [/one-half] Competition provides communities with choices for service, allowing them the ability to switch providers if their current service does not meet their needs. This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies who state that their internet service meets their needs, as well as the various reasons why.

Next Gen. 9-1-1: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) provides public safety agencies with all new tools and techniques for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of a community. Emergency texting, streaming two-way video to the field, transmission of data-intensive files, biometric data monitoring, advanced communication with neighboring public safety agencies, and information sharing are only a few examples of how NG911 can positively impact …

Mobile Devices: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

Mobile broadband-enabled devices are necessary to take advantage of new and advancing mobile technologies. This chart shows the types of mobile devices provided to public safety personnel for use in the field compared to other Connected communities.

Mobile Broadband Service: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

[one-half-first] [/one-half-first] [one-half] [/one-half] Apart from the connection available to agencies at the office, mobile broadband connectivity is also important for staff in the field to quickly communicate needs in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The first chart above shows how important mobile broadband connectivity is to the community’s public safety agencies. The second chart shows how the agencies in …

Interoperable Network: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

Communication between the various public safety agencies serving a community is critical during not only day-to-day operations, but in emergency situations as well. Police, fire, emergency medical services, and 9-1-1 should all be able to communicate via a single interoperable voice and data communications network. This chart shows the percent of agencies in the community that participate in various types …

Download Speed: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

Connection speeds can have a major impact on how the internet is used. This chart shows the average reported download speed among public safety agencies in the community compared to those in other Connected communities.

Communications: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

This chart provides the frequency with which public safety agencies in the community use various digital tools to communicate with the public, as well as the average frequency with which these tools are used by other public safety agencies in other Connected participating communities. Additionally, the chart below shows the frequency with which residents in the community report that they …

Cybercrime: Lauderdale County, AL – Public Safety

While the proliferation of the internet has brought about a multitude of improvements in the lives of many, it has also precipitated new forms of criminal activity. Fraud, identity theft, and hacking are just a few ways in which criminals can use the internet to take advantage of residents, businesses, and institutions. Both a strong proactive and reactive strategy to …