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A D VA N C E S & A P P L I C A T I O N S Where do the good ideas come from? In this column, we offer our readers the opportunity to learn about— and benefit from—some of the cutting-edge technologies being implemented by law enforcement colleagues around the world. OnSSI’s Video Surveillance Management and Control Solution Takes Security to a Higher Level Los Angeles, California-based Stephen S. Wise Temple & Schools recently implemented a multifaceted security and video surveillance system to ensure the safety of facilities, members, students, faculty, and staff. A major component of the system is the NetDVMS Video Surveillance Management and Control Solution from OnSSI, which manages networked video from cameras located throughout the facilities and integrates with the institution’s physical security information system. “Part of the beauty of the NetDVMS system from OnSSI is its ability to integrate with multiple systems,” said David Lam, chief information security officer for Stephen S. Wise Temple & Schools. “It is a very open system. We had no problem integrating analytics, and we can switch cameras whenever we want to. It is an open solution and works with products with which we need it to work.” Stephen S. Wise Temple & Schools in Los Angeles is one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the United States, with more than 3,000 member families and close to 1,700 children in its schools. The temple encompasses an early childhood center, an elementary school, a religious school, the David Saperstein Middle School, and the Milken Community High School. A 24-hour security operations center maintains watch over the temple and its various campuses, thanks in part to OnSSI’s video system. Working with system integrator Antropy Inc. of Chatsworth, California, the temple security THE POLICE CHIEF/NOVEMBER 2010 team evaluated three different Internet Protocol camera management systems. OnSSI’s NetDVMS solution was selected based on its lower total cost of ownership, conformity with information technology best practices, compatibility, and simplicity of installation and operation. Stephen S. Wise Temple & Schools run NetDVMS software on two servers with 16 terabytes of video storage assigned to the OnSSI system. Ten cameras run on a virtual server and another 54 cameras run on hardware servers. The cameras are a mix of domes, “box” cameras, and pan-tilt-zoom cameras, all of which are managed by OnSSI’s NetDVMS system. For more information, visit http:// PlantCML NG9-1-1 Solution Is First in Service on ESInet for Washington State’s 9-1-1 Centers PlantCML, an EADS North America company, continues to provide quality emergency communications technology with its commit- ment to the progression of the next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Together with the state of Washington, PlantCML is providing interoperability with an NG9-1-1 network using the VESTA CS1000 call-processing platform. Installed in some of North America’s most progressive call centers, the VESTA CS1000 solution is a server-based, full-featured Internet Protocol (IP) Private Branch Exchange. It features sophisticated call routing, automatic call distribution, and enhanced administrative capabilities. Delivering world-class reliability, the VESTA CS1000 solution provides architectural elements and extensive redundancy mechanisms, including campus and geographic redundancy, to ensure network uptime. Its simple yet scalable design enables missioncritical call centers to deploy this solution today and evolves into a more dynamic solution as future needs emerge, which is the strategy of Washington State. The state of Washington is one of the first to replace the existing analog E9-1-1 network with a solution that will route 9-1-1 calls through a staterun Emergency Services IP network (ESInet). The goals for the network are to improve call setup time and increase the speed at which voice and data arrive at the public safety answering point (PSAP), thereby saving lives. This privately managed IP network will replace the three existing service providers’ analog networks and provide call load and host equipment sharing through equipment centralization. This centralization will allow individuals to retain local control over how 9-1-1 calls are handled, while minimizing the associated costs. “It’s a great accomplishment for the Washington State E9-1-1 program to lead the way in transitioning to the NG9-1-1 within the 39 counties handling emergency calls for their respective jurisdictions,” said Jim Barber, communication manager for Benton County’s Southeast Communication Center (SECOMM) in Wichland, Washington. A PlantCML customer since 1998, SECOMM is one of the first PSAPs in Washington State to connect to the new ESInet. The PSAP is equipped 16

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Police Chief - November 2010

The Police Chief - November 2010
President’s Message: The Year Ahead
Legislative Alert: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Sustain Federal Government
IACP Foundation: Law Enforcement Leaders Learn, with a Corporate Twist
Chief’s Counsel: Legal Training and Concerns for Conducted Energy Weapons
Advances & Applications
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute: A Bellwether for Leadership Training in Florida
Training for Face-to-Face Encounters
Beyond Survival toward Officer Wellness (BeSTOW): Targeting Law Enforcement Training
New Members
Product Update
Transforming a Police Agency by Connecting Training, Performance, and Assessment to Promotion
The Field Training Experience: Perspectives of Field Training Officers and Trainees
Tips for Training with a Firearms Simulator
Survey: The Status of Field Training
Nine-Week Army Program Provides Civilian Police Force Training
Educational Programs for Fusion Center Directors
Training and Tools to Serve the Line Officer
Technology Talk
Index to Advertisers
Highway Safety Initiatives

The Police Chief - November 2010