North Slope Borough PD Selects eFORCE for Public Safety Needs (Video)

America’s farthest north municipal police department, North Slope Borough PD, has chosen eFORCE Software to meet its unique needs.

“I was very impressed by the sales team and the product demo,” said Chief Travis Welch, when asked what influenced his decision to partner with eFORCE.

The police department will be using eFORCE Computer-Aided Dispatch, Records Management, Jail Management and Civil Process software solutions to help make their jobs easier and their community safer.

(eFORCE® Computer-Aided Dispatch was developed with the most modern technology available. Because it is a browser-based program, it can be accessed and used from virtually any location, providing your agency with the most versatile solution available. Courtesy of eFORCE and YouTube)

“eFORCE will improve our efficiency and allow our department to be proactive,” said Welch, who also said he was particularly excited about the evidence module within the software.

Chief Welch leads a department of 45 sworn officers who serve roughly 10,000 citizens.

eFORCE Software is selected by Alaska's North Slope Borough PD to help achieve the department's mission.
eFORCE Software is selected by Alaska’s North Slope Borough PD to help achieve the department’s mission.

These officers can be found at the department’s headquarters in Barrow, along with locations spread throughout each of the seven outlying villages and Prudhoe Bay.

The department’s mission is “to work in partnership with [its] citizens to create safe and healthy communities, to be respectful of all cultures and people, and to preserve the unique quality of life in North Slope Borough communities.”

Select members of the North Slope Borough PD were able to attend eFORCE’s 2016 Users Conference, held earlier this year in October. There, they received a deeper introduction to the software, and were able to network and collaborate with other eFORCE customers.

(Learn More about some of the challenges facing the North Slope Borough Police, as Det. Sgt. Nick Sundai talks about his department’s efforts to suppress bootleg alcohol in Barrow and surrounding villages. (Video by Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News) 

Welch said the time he spent at the conference and meeting the eFORCE team has been the best part of his experience working with the public safety software provider, so far.

North Slope Borough is comprised of nearly 95,000 square miles across northern Alaska. The police department is located in Barrow, which is also home to a jail and a 24-hour emergency dispatch center.

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