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Minnesota Police and Fire Choose Public Safety Solution

System will enhance information sharing for Minnesota LOGIS government consortium

by / June 5, 2003
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., -- LOGIS (Local Government Information Systems), a consortium of local Minnesota government units, announced that it has selected Motorola to provide an integrated public safety information solution. The system will include Motorola's computer aided dispatch (CAD), records management, mobile applications and mobile reporting technologies and will allow city- and county-level member agencies throughout the state to share information and communicate more effectively. The integrated solution is part of Motorola's portfolio of integrated communications and information solutions to address mission-critical public safety and security requirements worldwide.

"We needed reliable and highly advanced public safety technology to support the LOGIS network," said Mike Garris, executive director of LOGIS. "Motorola's CAD, RMS and Mobile technologies exceeded our expectations and will provide an integrated public safety platform for our members' police and fire agencies for years to come."

LOGIS is a consortium of Minnesota cities and counties dedicated to saving taxpayer dollars by sharing information technology costs. The purpose of LOGIS is to provide a full range of locally supported, highly reliable management information systems, data processing services and related support services.

Public Safety Management is one of several applications available to LOGIS members. Approximately 18 of the 28 member agencies will utilize the new public safety information technology from Motorola.

Motorola's Premier CAD will streamline the dispatching process for LOGIS member agencies by further automating call-taking and dispatching functions. With Premier CAD, dispatchers have the ability to utilize the same system to initiate and manage incidents and dispatch resources. The system will enable the automation of information to expedite communications between the public and an agency's field units.

Implementation on the project will begin later this year and is scheduled to be completed for all 18 agencies in early 2005.

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