This course will focus on current themes in public safety technology, to include such topics as: Computer Aided Dispatch, basic ideas of mobile radio technology, mobile data/mobile computer capabilities and functionality, public safety applications for Global Positioning technology, as well as emerging trends that will appear in the Public Safety arena in the next 3 to 5 years. An overview of standards governing communications systems, dispatchers, and other areas of public safety technology will also be covered. Topics will be covered at a non-technical level to provide the student with an overview and understanding of the technology rather than an in-depth examination of just a few specific items. Lectures will include live demonstrations of devices to reinforce key concepts and promote greater understanding. Students will prepare a summary paper in small groups on an emerging idea in public safety technology, based upon original research.
Last Updated: 03/01/2016