Iowa Police Chiefs Gathering May 22; Aladtec will be Part of the Exhibition

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Law enforcement leaders will visit topics of morale, future automated vehicles

Aladtec's platform puts all schedule functions in an officer's hand.

My favorite features are Aladtec’s paging feature, the ability to do advanced scheduling far into the future and the mobile capability. -- Captain Rob Browne, Goffstown Police Dept., Goffstown, NH.

When law enforcement leaders from across Iowa converge near Iowa City for the annual Iowa Police Chiefs Association conference, representatives from Aladtec, Inc. will be among vendors present to demonstrate the latest state-of-the-art tools to help protect and serve the public.

Keynote speaker for the gathering is Ron Glidden -- a former police chief-turned consultant and author. Glidden is expected to share highlights from his "Bulletproof Leadership" titles and offer advice on how agency leaders and their teams can boost employee morale, accountability, and performance.

The Aladtec Online Employee Scheduling and Workforce Management software platform is as close as an officer's smartphone or tablet. The cloud-based system streamlines scheduling of staff, makes filling open shifts and trades simple, helps agencies meet minimum staffing requirements, provides a tool to upload files, and assures that mandatory messages get read.

Aladtec has 63 Iowa agencies using its online scheduling and workforce management software, including police departments of Ankeny, Muscatine, Pleasant Hill, and Vinton, plus several sheriff's departments and dispatch centers. More than 2,050 police, dispatch, fire, EMS and healthcare agencies rely on Aladtec daily.

The River Falls, Wis. based firm has 43 employees, dedicated entirely to support and enhancement of the platform.

The two-day conference also features presentations by a pair of Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations detectives who helped crack an 18-year-old homicide case. Their probe resulted in the conviction of a 51-year-old Tama County man who allegedly killed his then-fiancee. The woman's body was never found, and the conviction is believed to be only one of two in Iowa history won in the absence of such key physical evidence.

Conference attendees will also hear about the history and future of automated driving from Dr. Dan McGehee, Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Iowa, and director of UI's Advanced Driving Simulator. View a short video about McGehee's work. McGehee has published over 140 scientific articles and book chapters on driver performance and response and automotive safety.

Those attending meetings at the Coralville Marriott & Conference Center can visit Aladtec representatives Rob Kueppers and Eric Hahn at Booth #53 during the exhibition on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23. They'll provide guided demonstrations of the Aladtec system.

The firm has posted a short video that illustrates how the River Falls (WI) Police Department uses Aladtec to track certifications, assure proper staffing, streamline daily patrol logs and more.

“Previously, we simply used an Excel spreadsheet to schedule our staff. It was very time-consuming. My favorite features are Aladtec’s paging feature, the ability to do advanced scheduling far into the future and the mobile capability," said Captain Rob Browne, Goffstown Police Dept., Goffstown, NH. " Through the mobile web app, I can send out a page from anywhere. The crew likes the ability to see who has what for shifts, or detail assignments, and the fact they can request shift swaps from home or anywhere.”

To learn more about Aladtec now or to sign up for a complimentary demonstration, visit: or call Rob Kueppers at 888-749-5550 and he'll provide a quick summary of all the Aladtec program features.

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