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CapWIN Sees Rise In Enrollment

CapWIN Sees Rise In Enrollment

The Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) has seen a rise of new agencies that have signed up for CapWIN’s services since July. From July to the end of December CapWIN has had 15 new agencies join its ever growing community of first responders and other users.

The new agencies to join CapWIN are: Camp Peary Police Department, Allegany County Bureau of Police, Garrett County Sheriff’s, Maryland Transportation Authority Operation Center, Oxford Police Department, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s, Queen Anne County Emergency Services, St. Michael’s Police Department, Trappe Police Department, Talbot County Emergency Services, Frostburg Police Department, Rockhall Police Department, National Security Agency Police Department, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (had been inactive), and the American Red Cross.

About CapWIN

The Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) is a regional Public Safety and Transportation Coalition supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Developed and governed by a regional group of public safety and transportation officials, the CapWIN system includes an application suite enabling: 1) incident coordination across agencies, regions, disciplines and at all levels of government; 2) secure one-to-one and group messaging as well as a skill-based searchable directory of individual first responders; and 3) access to operational data/resources, including regional transportation data and multiple state/federal law enforcement criminal databases, driver’s license photos, state and federal mug shots of wanted persons, violent gang members, and registered sex offenders.

For more information regarding CapWIN, please contact Carly Keane at 301.403.4601 or at ckeane@umd.edu.  Please visit the CapWIN website at www.capwin.org and the CapWIN Training Website at http://www.capwintraining.org.

December 18, 2008


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