Speeding Dispatch Electronically
December 1, 2004
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) brought leaders of public safety organizations to its annual meeting to build cooperation and to unveil progress in its new efficiency initiative. Pam Petrow, senior vice president of the information services group of Vector Security, Pittsburgh, spearheads an association project to increase accuracy and decrease response time of central stations by delivering dispatch data electronically to responding agencies. Left to right: Stewart Jackson, president, Jackson Burglar Alarm, Denver; Petrow of Vector Security; Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake City, president, National Sheriffsâ€™ Association; Joe Polisar, Garden Grove, Calif., president, International Association of Chiefs of Police; and Ron LaFontaine, Boca Raton, Fla., past president, CSAA. The associationâ€™s annual meeting took place on St. Johnâ€™s in the U.S. Virgin Islands.