Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2011
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is live with InterAct Online RMS, a system implemented to improve the effectiveness of the agency by providing the wardens the ability to efficiently collect, evaluate, organize, analyze and share reliable incident related data.
One important function of TPWD is border security as the agency participates in Operation Border Star, a joint effort involving the U.S. Border Patrol, Coast Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, TPWD, local law enforcement authorities and many other state and federal partners. The team was estab¬lished to enforce and protect the border area from El Paso to Brownsville and the lower Gulf Coast to protect Texas citizens by providing a force multiplier that serves to deter crime along our Mexican border. As a support agency in this effort, TPWD game wardens respond and participate in Operation Border Star activities at the request of the Border Security Operations Center (SOC).
Prior to using InterAct Online RMS, TPWD wardens collected information in notebooks and did not have the capability to easily share information with other wardens. Via the InterAct Online RMS SmartSearch, they now have access to information collected from all 532 wardens in the 10 TPWD regions. In addition, they also now have access to information from over 100 InterAct RMS Online agencies as well as all the agencies submitting to the Law Enforcement Analysis Portal (LEAP) in Texas. From a border security perspective, the InterAct Online RMS automatically submits data to both LEAP and the Texas Data Exchange (TDEx) making this information available to border security personnel and law enforcement officers across the state.
Texas Parks and Wildlife is the most recent of over 100 other law enforcement agencies in Texas to implement InterAct Online RMS and participate in a statewide data-sharing initiative designed to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice community by providing for the timely exchange of reliable information. These agencies are taking advantage of the tremendous benefits of the InterAct Online RMS which include: extremely cost effective, no agency hardware requirements, ease of use, and rapid implementation. TPWD went from utilizing a paper process to being trained and live on the RMS in just 30 days after signing a contract.
About the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Parks and Wildlife has 532 wardens located in 10 regions and 35 districts across the state of Texas. The department’s primary functions are management and conservation of the state’s natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and cultural/historical interpretation. TPWD operates and maintains a system of public lands, including state parks, historic sites, fish hatcheries and wildlife management areas, totaling over 1.4 million acres of parks and recreation areas. Game wardens are also actively involved in several Texas Mexico border security initiatives in the State. In 2009, nearly 33,000 man hours were spent in support of Operation Border Star and over 9,000 pounds of drugs were seized by game wardens along the Texas Mexico border.
About InterAct Public Safety
InterAct Public Safety is a leading provider of incident-response and management software. We help first responders coordinate, communicate and react to unplanned events quickly, safely and accurately so these heroes can save lives. Over the last three decades we have emerged as a leading global provider of incident management solutions for both the public and private safety markets.
Founded in 1975, InterAct provides integrated multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional public safety, corporate security, and homeland security systems technology. InterAct’s mission is to enable public safety professionals to perform critical functions at their highest level. Our solutions allow these personnel to make the right decisions, at the right time, and make it possible for the right people to affect the best outcomes and save lives.
InterAct Public Safety recently joined forces with EJustice Solutions, and now offers InterAct Online RMS, delivering real-time, valuable and actionable information to police and other public safety officers at the point of enforcement and simplifying data exchange across law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions. InterAct Online RMS can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. InterAct has a history of commitment to servicing customers ranging from rural and small town law enforcement agencies to large metropolitan agencies as well as state and federal governmental organizations. For more information about InterAct Public Safety, visit http://www.interact911.com.