GIS supporting emergency management

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Public Safety plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of
Village of Deerfield. The Village of Deerfield Police Department
believes that their daily activities help support a safe and vibrant
community. A crucial operational aspect of the Police Department is
conducted 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year long is Dispatch. The
Dispatch Department and the highly trained officers are responsible for
receiving and dispatching appropriate resources for all emergency and
non emergency activities in the Village. The major focus of their
operation is to respond to all calls placed to 911, dispatch resources,
and relay information to officers in the field. Mapping is a major
factor in this operation from locating the call in dispatch and to
reporting location information to the officers in the field. Without
highly accurate, detailed, and up to date mapping data would create a
major challenge in the emergency response cycle.

The Dispatch Department uses a very advanced Computer Aided Dispatch
System or (CAD). This system handles all aspects of emergency dispatch
from the initial call to proper resource dispatch. The system also
performs very important incident reporting activities which the Police
Department uses to review and analyze their activities. The common
component in all of these functions is location and mapping.

The Village of Deerfield GIS department works both with the Police
Department and their CAD vendor to load and update all mapping the data
needed to support the system. This includes providing highly accurate
mapping data developed by the Village of Deerfield to the CAD vendor for
loading into their system. The provided mapping data includes extremely
accurate street centerline files, address point locations, all district
and beat layers, common places layer, and highly detailed aerial
imagery. This mapping data is also maintained by the Village of
Deerfield and is updated by the GIS Department reducing the overall cost
of not relying on a third party vendor and lesser quality of data. This
also ensures the mapping layers are as current as possible and makes it
possible to update and refresh changes when needed with minimal effort.

In summary, every phone call to dispatch uses some form of the
provided data to record and assist Dispatch and Officers with the most
up to date and current information. The data is also indirectly consumed
by the public in large including Village residents because they benefit
in a highly efficient and accurate system when consuming E911 services.

GIS supporting emergency management

Blog_GIS_supporting_emergency_management.png

Public Safety plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of
Village of Deerfield. The Village of Deerfield Police Department
believes that their daily activities help support a safe and vibrant
community. A crucial operational aspect of the Police Department is
conducted 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year long is Dispatch. The
Dispatch Department and the highly trained officers are responsible for
receiving and dispatching appropriate resources for all emergency and
non emergency activities in the Village. The major focus of their
operation is to respond to all calls placed to 911, dispatch resources,
and relay information to officers in the field. Mapping is a major
factor in this operation from locating the call in dispatch and to
reporting location information to the officers in the field. Without
highly accurate, detailed, and up to date mapping data would create a
major challenge in the emergency response cycle.

The Dispatch Department uses a very advanced Computer Aided Dispatch
System or (CAD). This system handles all aspects of emergency dispatch
from the initial call to proper resource dispatch. The system also
performs very important incident reporting activities which the Police
Department uses to review and analyze their activities. The common
component in all of these functions is location and mapping.

The Village of Deerfield GIS department works both with the Police
Department and their CAD vendor to load and update all mapping the data
needed to support the system. This includes providing highly accurate
mapping data developed by the Village of Deerfield to the CAD vendor for
loading into their system. The provided mapping data includes extremely
accurate street centerline files, address point locations, all district
and beat layers, common places layer, and highly detailed aerial
imagery. This mapping data is also maintained by the Village of
Deerfield and is updated by the GIS Department reducing the overall cost
of not relying on a third party vendor and lesser quality of data. This
also ensures the mapping layers are as current as possible and makes it
possible to update and refresh changes when needed with minimal effort.

In summary, every phone call to dispatch uses some form of the
provided data to record and assist Dispatch and Officers with the most
up to date and current information. The data is also indirectly consumed
by the public in large including Village residents because they benefit
in a highly efficient and accurate system when consuming E911 services.