FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

NENA Report Urges New 9-1-1 System

March 16, 2006  | 

As public safety professionals from throughout the U.S. converged on the nation’s capital for the fourth annual 9-1-1 Goes to Washington, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced the release of Next Generation 9-1-1: Responding to an Urgent Need for Change. The document summarizes the initial findings and recommendations of NENA’s NG E9-1-1 Program and graphically describes the blueprint for a new “system of systems” to serve 9-1-1 and emergency communications into the future.

“The 9-1-1 system of today has been stretched to its limit due to the advancement of modern communications technology, and is ill-equipped to handle calls from, and take advantage of, new and future communications technologies,” says Dr. Robert Cobb, NG E9-1-1 Program Manager. “The recommendations in this report will have far-reaching implications not just for 9-1-1 but for all of emergency communications. Emerging technology is presenting us with tremendous challenges, but also opportunities to have a system that can respond to calls for help—anytime, anywhere, and with any device.”

NENA formed the NG E9-1-1 Program as a public-private partnership to improve the nation’s 9-1-1 system and to establish a cohesive vision between technology providers and public safety stakeholders. Their goal has been to address the critical need for an IP-enabled Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) system, one that adapts rapidly to new technology and supports new communications devices such as text messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

In 2006 NENA will continue its push for the development and enabling of a next generation 9-1-1 and emergency communications system.

Visit for an electronic copy of the NG E9-1-1 report and for additional information on the 2006 NG E9-1-1 program.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

TASER Wins Bid to Outfit 22,000 London Police Officers with Body Cameras
Led by the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police completed...
Havis Offers New Docking Station for Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Havis Inc., has announced an addition to its series of docking stations designed and...
New World Systems to Modernize Multi-Jurisdictional Sheriff's Office in Idaho
Emergency response officials in Bonneville County, ID, selected New World Systems to...
TacView Releases 3.10 Tactical Pole Camera
The TacView 3.10 is a pole-mounted, IR/color camera that can help you search areas in full...
Video: Body Cams Help Prove Tennessee Deputy Innocent
A Knox County, TN, deputy's body camera helped prove his innocence after he was accused of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine