University Police Department

9-1-1 Equipment Grant
UPD To Receive Grant To Replace 9-1-1 Equipment

UPD has been approved to receive a $145,000 grant from the State of California, Office of Emergency Communications Division - 911 Services to replace our existing 9-1-1 telephone call taking equipment, known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP).

The new equipment will be IP (internet protocol) based, in preparation for the move to NG9-1-1 (Next Generation). In approximately 5 years, the State of California will build out a new IP based 9-1-1 network across the state. Once the system is fully implemented, the NG 9-1-1 PSAPs will be able to receive emergency text messages and video calls in addition to the current 9-1-1 telephone calls. Dispatchers will also be able to determine the caller's location based on "X,Y" coordinates on a GIS mapping system.

In the next few weeks, UPD will be reviewing three different manufacturers of 9-1-1 products to determine which will work best for our community and the new Cisco VOIP telephone system that is planned for our campus.