More than 2,700 sworn officers in the Las Vegas area are now communicating in-the-field via encrypted voice, text, video and file sharing on the Secured Communications, mobile connection platform.
Secured Communications provides officers secure, non-radio connectivity that allows the rapid sharing of investigative information or departmental alerts in an encrypted environment that protects citizen privacy and investigative integrity.
Las Vegas police agencies successfully used the system during the October Presidential Debate, in which more than 18,000 messages were shared between other state and federal agencies.
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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is one of the largest police agencies in the United States, protecting a resident population of more than 1.5 million and annually ensuring the safety of more than 40 million tourists.
Last year, the agency handled more than 1.3 million 911 calls.
The Secured Communications mobile platform augments the department’s radio network with text messages, phone calls and image/file sharing that are end-to-end encrypted using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
“While mobile phones are a vital tool for the rapid communication of sensitive information by law enforcement, they can also be vulnerable to interception,” said Chris Perry, Secured Communications’ Chief Operations Officer.
“With Secured Communications, critical or sensitive operations are protected from interception, helping agencies ensure the safety of their officers and ultimately that of the citizens they are sworn to protect.”
Secured Communications currently connects 47 public safety agencies in Nevada, allowing personnel to cross-communicate in a secure environment during emergency situations.
The global leader in safeguarding critical communications, Secured Communications delivers advanced encryption solutions for law enforcement, enterprises, corporations, government entities, defense agencies, health care organizations and limited individuals.
Using Secured Communications’ mobile connection platform, text messages, phone calls, images and files are end to-end encrypted and protected using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the encryption algorithm for securing sensitive information.
Secured Communications is led by retired senior FBI and law enforcement leaders and allows only trusted partners vetted by the FBI’s InfraGard program to access its technology.