OEC Outreach Clips: Radio Communications Tops Technology Survey Priorities, Source Mission Critical Communications

A 2016 survey of 9,735 sworn police officers conducted by the Public Technology Institute (PTI), iCERT and Deltek found top technology priorities in radio communications, mobile data and body-worn cameras.  The highest response to the question, “Over the next five years, what technology project(s) will be of high priority for your agency” specific to communications, was radio communications at 59 percent. Mobile data followed at 56 percent, and 40 percent of respondents each chose smart devices and social media monitoring. 9-1-1 upgrades made up 25 percent of participants’ answers. The two lowest priorities were the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) at 13 percent and Long Term Evolution (LTE) communications at 7 percent. Radio Communications Tops Technology Survey Priorities