Fort Bend County Launches Innovative Community Connect Program to Enhance Public Safety

Fort Bend County Launches Innovative Community Connect Program to Enhance Public Safety

April 17 2024

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office (FBCSO) has recently announced the launch of its latest public safety initiative, the Community Connect Program. Calling upon all residents, commercial property owners and businesses within the community, this new initiative, powered by Fusus, is set to strengthen the county's crime mitigation and safety efforts.

The initiative is designed to offer real-time crime center capabilities in the cloud, providing vital and actionable information to expedite emergency response and criminal investigations. One of the exciting features of the platform is a camera registry — an online portal where residents can register their security cameras. By doing so, citizens are actively participating in creating a communal public safety ecosystem.

The FBCSO encourages all security camera owners to register their devices on the self-service portal at Registrant information and any video files supplied will be kept confidential, and only used for criminal investigations or emergency incidents.

The Community Connect Program unifies public and private video feeds, equipping the Sheriff's Office with a host of functionalities to enhance their law enforcement capabilities. These capabilities include 9-1-1 and Computer-Aided-Dispatch (CAD) integration, officer geolocation, and the ability to pull multiple types of data into a single map-based interface. This information ranges from floor plans and cell phone video to body camera footage and gunfire detection sensors.

Sheriff Eric Fagan has emphasized the importance of this program saying, "Continuing to build a real partnership between our residents and businesses and the Sheriff’s Office is the key to a successful public safety landscape. This new platform will enable us to operate more efficiently to create a safer county for our residents."

Community support is the backbone of the Community Connect Program. The FBCSO hopes that this initiative will not only fortify public safety efforts but also foster a stronger sense of community partnership. Don't miss out on this opportunity to help create a safer community; register your security cameras today.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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