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SCIS Senior Project “Virtual Roll Call” is Awarded

Photo of Police officer using the Virtual Roll Call app

Virtual Roll Call” has been awarded the 2018 IACP/Security Industry Association Michael Shanahan Leadership in Public/Private Cooperation Award and has identified them as part of an elite group of leaders in the field of Public/Private Cooperation.

This award will be announced during the IACP annual banquet in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, October 9th.

Project Description:
There are areas in the law enforcement profession that technology has yet to penetrate. One aspect that has not changed much in 40 years is the roll call briefing. Wireless technology, the internet, and advancements in mobile technology have made it possible to transform this indispensable law enforcement briefing. Police Chief Samuel Ceballos, Jr. of Village of Pinecrest Police Department together with Professor Masoud Sadjadi of School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU with several computer sciences senior students developed and implemented a digital solution for the roll call briefing that improves services to the community. This new, no cost, web-based application ushers the roll call briefing into the 21st century. The in-person roll call briefing typically results in a 15-minute delayed response to assigned zones by patrol personnel of the incoming shift. In addition, sometimes officers miss the briefings for a variety of reasons, i.e., court attendance. Chief Ceballos used technology to solve these two problems. The idea was to find a way to share information, such as daily crime reports, watch orders, directed patrols, officer safety alerts, and Be On The Lookout fliers (BOLOs) in a way that ensures reaching every officer without a 15-minute delay to assigned patrol zones.

The transformational virtual roll call briefing web-application is an innovative digital platform that enhanced the effectiveness of the Police Department.

Please see the detailed article below, and please join us in congratulating Dr. Sadjadi, bringing the technology translation to a real-time application in the law enforcement Village of Pinecrest Police Department.

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