Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
The consolidation of public safety communication centers is becoming a widespread practice in order to promote information sharing and regional communication. Two law enforcement agencies in Florida have taken great strides to implement the technology and business practices necessary to consolidate services without consolidating the agencies. The Clearwater Police Department (CPD) and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) have implemented state-of-the-art technology enabling their respective communication centers the ability to share critical incident and resource information. A CAD-to-CAD interface enables the PCSO and CPD computer aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile data systems to seamlessly transfer incident information and updates, along with the ability to view locations and statuses of each agency’s resources for efficient incident response and enhanced mutual aid.