Mobile Security Devices

Mobile Security Devices

Resolution

WHEREAS, the IACP Private Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) has worked successfully during the last several years in forming a public/private-sector coalition to address the serious issue of false alarms which deplete needed public safety resources, and WHEREAS, the false alarm problem will still take a number of years of coordinated effort by both sectors to bring it under control, and WHEREAS, emerging on the alarm market through use of global positioning technology are Mobile Security Devices (MSD) which can be vehicular-mounted or even hand-carried, and WHEREAS, MSDs are in effect mobile personal distress alarms designed to summon emergency medical aid, roadside service, and police protection, and WHEREAS, MSDs also can provide other valuable support to motorists in the form of travel directions or reservations at lodging facilities, and WHEREAS, plans have been developed by the electronic manufacturers of these devices which will witness their introduction to the market place in millions of units without benefit of public safety coordination or consultation; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the membership of International Association of Chiefs of Police, duly assembled at its 105th annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, urges the PSLC and the Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) to expand their false alarm reduction efforts to include the entire MSD application spectrum in the spirit of good faith partnership which has punctuated alarm industry activities to this juncture, and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that since this new issue will directly impact state police agencies, the PSLC and SACOP are encouraged to involve the IACP Division of State and Provincial Police as partners as has been the case with the National Sheriffs' Association, and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that because of the magnitude and complexity of the impending introduction of this new technology and the service expectations subscribers will assume are available to them in what ever jurisdiction they travel, it will be important for the PSLC to make regular quarterly reports to the governing body on progress or lack thereof, and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that IACP encourages the alarm industry to "stay the course" followed through the Model Cities and Model States Projects so as to not dilute the successes current efforts are producing.

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