Warren PD Acquires New System to Improve Public Safety

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Warren Police Department has reached a new agreement to improve public safety in the city.

Mark43 announced on Monday the partnership with the city of Warren to deploy its Records Management System (RMS) software.

RMS software is a data-driven platform that will support community safety and violent crime reduction. The system provides local agents with streamlined and digitized reporting capabilities. It will also allow them to cut down on duplicates, paperwork, and time spent filling out paperwork.

“We are pleased to work with Mark43 on this exciting partnership,” said Warren Police Chief Eric Merkel. “It is essential that agents have the best possible tools to accomplish what is already difficult work. Today’s police officers are used to using modern, cutting-edge tools in their day-to-day lives, and we want to make sure they have those same tools in their work environment. By equipping them with easy-to-use tools, we’ll be able to keep them where they want to be — in the community.

According to a company press release, Mark43 staff spent time in the field to identify the exact challenges facing the Warren PD. They were able to discover that hours of work to extract the necessary data could be saved and that a data analysis tool would bring the necessary information to the fore.

“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with the City of Warren to support their mission to use modern technology to help keep residents safe,” said Matt Polega, Mark43 Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. . “Our proven technology will undoubtedly help the Warren PD focus on resident safety and deepen ties with the community they serve. By avoiding duplication and equipping first responders with real-time information, officers will have the advanced resources they deserve.

The release said more than 135 agencies in the US and UK are using the system, but Warren will be the first in the state of Ohio.