The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced that New York State Lieutenant Rachael VanDeusen is the 2019 recipient of its Public Sector Award.
VanDeusen is credited with leading the efforts to expand access to TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP Service via the New York eJustice Information System (CIIS). She will be the fifth recipient of the award, which was established in 2015 to recognize a public sector individual’s contribution to the alarm industry and its subscribers. VanDeusen will receive the award at a luncheon on June 6 at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Indianapolis, Ind.
The ASAP-to-PSAP service, launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, is based on an American National Standard developed jointly by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and TMA, then the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). The service provides a standardized method, through the use of automation and the power of Nlets, to deliver alarm notifications to 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The result can be an increase in the likelihood of law enforcement apprehensions for crimes in progress and of fire being quickly extinguished with minimal property damage. ASAP can be a life saver for a medical emergency patient when every second counts.
“Through her efforts in sharing her vision with the New York State Police command staff and in working in collaboration with COMMs, Lt. VanDeusen has introduced life saving technologies that will ultimately lead to greater safety throughout her community,” said Ivan Spector, president, TMA. “She has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and determination. TMA is very honored to present this year’s Public Sector Award to Lt. VanDeusen in recognition of and appreciation for her unwavering efforts and commitment.”
The award recipient must be nominated by one or more TMA members in good standing. Bob Turner, TMA ASAP consultant, and Jay Hahn, former president and former executive director and CEO of TMA, put VanDeusen’s name forward for consideration.
Visit TMA’s website, www.tma.us, to learn more about previous winners of its annual Public Sector Award and the ASAP-to-PSAP service.