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Third-Largest County Seeks Public Safety System Solutions

The new system would serve as an organizational tool for nine agencies.

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The state’s third-largest county seeks to replace an existing public safety system with a newer solution.

Tarrant County has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace its existing CentralSquare Computer Aided Dispatch and Law Enforcement Records Management System (CAD/RMS) with a newer version that includes both mobile computer terminal and field reporting capabilities.

The county’s current CAD/RMS system provides dispatch and law records services to nine agencies, including Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office; the county Narcotics Enforcement Team; Tarrant County constables; the Auto Crimes Task Force; Courts; DPSN; DPSW; the Emissions Enforcement Task Force; and the Hurst Police Department.

According to the RFP, the new system would be required to do the following:

  • Operate 24/7 with maximum possible uptime. 
  • Provide adequate storage for all records in compliance with the state’s records retention laws.     
  • Provide a staging and test environment to validate updates without impacting production systems.
  • Allow users to activate workstations from an alternate location in the event of a disaster.     
  • Offer capabilities to support criminal justice information services compliance.     
  • Use industry-standard databases and data storage systems.    

Additional proposal requirements can be found on the county website.

The vendor that meets these requirements will be awarded a 12-month contract with the option to renew for two additional 12-month periods.

The due date for all vendor proposals is Jan. 19.
Katya Maruri is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.