April 2, 2017

Media mention: Akron administrators will buy software to track behavior of police, fire and first responders

Akron administrators will buy software to track behavior of police, fire and first responders.

Akron council is eager to track how its first responders, police and firefighters are performing.

City administrators will use the money to buy two programs, IAPro and BlueTeam, from software developer CI Technologies, a company that helps public safety managers ensure the integrity of cops and firefighters in more than 600 departments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

The software will replace hard copy personnel files that make spotting and responding to trends difficult. The ability to rapidly call up data trends — like where, when and how police use force — would allow administrators to respond more quickly to information requests by the public and council.