SCPD Announces Implementation of Smart911
Program provides 911 call takers and first responders with critical information during emergencies
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Police Acting Commissioner Stuart Cameron, and Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) Acting Commissioner Pat Beckley held a press conference at Suffolk County Police Headquarters on October 15, 2021 to announce the department’s implementation of Smart911.
Smart911 is a free app available to individuals who live within the police district that allows residents to create a safety profile for their household. In the event of an emergency, the 911 call taker can view addresses, medical information, home information, description of pets, vehicles, and emergency contacts. A user can provide as much or as little information as he or she desires.
Additionally, the department is implementing the Rave Guardian app which will be utilized for victims of domestic violence and others who would have previously been provided with in-home panic alarms, which are now being phased out. If the user seeks help, the GPS location can be accessed, so in the event that the user is away from home, the individual can still be located.