Mark43, a leading cloud-native public safety software company, who took home the Gold for Best Public Safety Workforce Management in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is expanding its reach to the United Kingdom with the signing of its inaugural customer, Cumbria Constabulary.
By choosing Mark43’s innovative data platform, Cumbria joins more than 135 agencies throughout the U.S. and Australia, including police agencies in New South Wales, Washington D.C., Boston, Seattle, San Antonio, and Atlanta.
Mark43 became the force’s vendor of choice due to its innovative, resilient, and best-in-class technology for first responders. In particular, the user-friendly data platform is cloud-native, meaning it updates in real-time, allowing users to remain constantly connected and to share mission-critical data throughout day-to-day work to keep residents safe.
By selecting Mark43, Cumbria is continuing to stay at the forefront of U.K. policing in its use of digital technology to serve its communities, and this investment will mark a major milestone as Cumbria looks to maximize the time spent by 1,285 police officers and about 680 civilian staff.
“Our investment in new technology has one key aim – making sure we provide the best possible policing service to the people of Cumbria and those who work and visit our county,” explains Cumbria Chief Constable Michelle Skeer.
“Improving the digital tools and systems with which our officers and staff do their jobs means they are able to work smarter and more efficiently, giving them more opportunity to be out and visible in our communities, which we know people want.”
“Ultimately, this partnership will help our officers do their jobs better for the benefit of tackling and deterring crime and keeping the communities of Cumbria safe.”
Cumbria officers and staff will use this data platform in everyday policing, including on the frontline, as officers aim to solve and deter crime and keep people safe, specifically by using the software to write reports, undertake investigations, more efficiently deploy resources, support safeguarding, and victim care, and for officers to maintain an ongoing dialogue with community members.
The new system will reduce duplication, red tape, and time officers spend doing deskwork and on computers so they can spend more time tackling crime, responding to the public, and being out and about in the community.
Additionally, with dedicated customer support, Mark43 will provide 24/7, steadfast assistance to address any customer needs and questions as they arise.
Mark43 staff rode along with Cumbria Constabulary, visited stations, and participated in dozens of meetings over the last year to experience how they work and get to the bottom of what works best, and how Mark43 systems would best serve the aims of solving and deterring crime and keeping people safe.
“The system Mark43 will be providing us with will help us continually improve for the benefit of our workforce and the public,” according to Cumbria Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Blackwell.
“Our officers and staff use digital systems throughout their duties and having them as streamlined and free of duplication as possible means more officers out on the beat or spending time keeping people safe.”
“This new technology is aimed at helping operational policing – the officers on the frontline keeping our communities safe. We’re delighted to be working with Mark43 on this exciting partnership.”
“Mark43 is an innovative system which I expect will assist with reducing paperwork, improve essential information flow for officers and give them more time to be back in our communities, added Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall.
“The system will of course need some time to settle and become fully effective, but it demonstrates yet again that Cumbria are right at the leading edge in policing technology.”
“As PCC I know that Police visibility is really important to the public and I am keen to do all we can to see effective policing in our neighbourhoods, using technology to enable this is key.”
“The face of Policing is always changing, and more crime occurs online and behind closed doors; this means we need more officers dealing with these crimes appropriately. Mark43 gives our officers more opportunity to walk the streets and be seen.”
“I look forward to working with Mark43 and I will be monitoring to see the actual effect and positive impact for our communities supporting the work of Cumbria Constabulary.”
Community safety has changed in the last 30 years however, technology vendors haven’t.
Mark43 provides a refreshing, proven, enterprise implementation experience and product for over 135 public safety agencies of all sizes, with a special competency for major agencies.
“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with Cumbria Constabulary to support their mission of employing modern technology to help keep residents safe,” said Matt Polega, Co-Founder of Mark43 and Head of Marketing, , Communications and Public Policy.
“With this implementation, Mark43 is bringing proven technology that will undoubtedly save time, avoid duplication and equip first responders with the modern technology solution they deserve.”
Mark43 builds some of the world’s most powerful community safety data systems, as well as property and evidence platforms and cloud-native products built only with the most modern technologies.
To Learn More, please visit www.mark43.com.
Mark43 Takes Home the Gold in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Public Safety Workforce Management
Mark43, a cloud-native public safety software company, offers a single-platform Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS) for seamless data entry and faster reporting that are a natural extension of the dispatcher, call taker, and in-field first responder during an emergency response.
Additionally, the Mark43 Product Suite includes Mark43 Analytics, which centralizes CAD and RMS data in real-time enables agencies to make informed, data-driven decisions.
Mark43 partners with over 120 public safety agencies of all sizes in the U.S. and abroad and uses its platform to support the demands of any mission.
By providing fast, powerful technology Mark43 enables first responders to focus on their most important work–keeping communities safe.
(See how Mark43 empowers communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. Mark43’s cloud-native public safety platform includes no-downtime updates, industry-leading functionality, and an uncompromising commitment to security and compliance. Courtesy of Mark43 and YouTube.)
*Mark43 was also recognized in the 2020, and 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
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