I hope this note finds you doing well as we get ready to embark on Q2. On behalf of the team at SOMA Global, I am thrilled to welcome you to the first edition of the SOMA Scoop.
As we enter into the new year, I want to express how grateful I am for SOMA Global. Our mission is to provide innovative technology solutions that help enhance public safety and improve the efficiency of law enforcement agencies across the nation.
We have been working hard to deliver cutting-edge technology that meets the evolving needs of our public safety partners and I am excited to share with you some of the exciting things that are in store for the year ahead.
At SOMA, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve and continuously improving our solutions to better serve you. We believe that our newsletter is an excellent way for us to stay connected and share information about our latest developments, upcoming events, and industry news.
We are looking forward to another year of working together to achieve our shared goal of improving public safety.
CEO / Co-Founder
70% of new software and infrastructure investments in the public safety industry are now focused on cloud technology.
Last month, SOMA Global hosted its first company-wide summit in Tampa Bay. It was an incredible experience to have all of our employees together in one place, brainstorming, strategizing and bonding as a team. The energy in the room was electric as we discussed our vision for the future of public safety technology and how we can better serve our customers.
During the summit, we had the opportunity to showcase our new platform considerations via our Engineering Hackathon (WOW!), hear from industry experts and share best practices from across our teams. It was a true testament to the dedication and commitment of our employees to making a positive impact on public safety.
We believe that our company summit will help us to continue to provide you with the best service and support possible, and we are excited to bring the ideas and insights from this event back to our work. Learn more by following us on Linkedin.
Did you know that the use of automation technology in paper-based processes can significantly improve the efficiency and productivity of law enforcement agencies? By automating tasks such as data entry, report writing, and record keeping, officers can spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on critical activities, such as patrolling and responding to emergencies.
Studies have shown that automation technology can reduce the time spent on administrative tasks by up to 70%, freeing up valuable resources for officers to focus on their core responsibilities. This helps to improve the overall effectiveness and responsiveness of law enforcement agencies, making communities safer and better protected.
We are excited to announce that SOMA Global has partnered with McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a Social Services Module for their Police Social Work Program. This module allows officers to submit referrals quickly and easily, with a social worker being immediately assigned to each case. The SOMA Global platform also provides comprehensive case management, including tracking cases, outcomes, updates, and monitoring.
Sergeant Aimee Knop of McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said this about the partnership: “It has been a pleasure to work with the SOMA team on this project, and we are excited to see its value to our Police Social Work Program. This module will help our officers connect people in need more effectively with the services and resources that can help them.” We are thrilled to see this successful partnership in action, and we look forward to continuing to empower public safety organizations with innovative technology solutions.
According to Kevin Young, Senior Solutions Specialist of SOMA Global: “We are thrilled to work with McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to provide them with the technology they need to support their Police Social Work Program. From contract to go-live, this important module was live in less than two weeks! This implementation is a great example of how technology can empower public safety agencies to serve their communities better.”
SOMA Global is excited to see this successful partnership in action, and looks forward to continuing to provide innovative technology solutions to public safety organizations.
SOMA Global is proud to announce the addition of capabilities management to their platform. With this new feature, emergency response teams can now assign capabilities to both units and users, making it easier for dispatchers to quickly and efficiently send the appropriate resources to the scene of an emergency.
User Capabilities, such as CIT Certified, Spanish Speaking, or K9 Certified, can now be assigned to individual users and will follow them across the platform. This will allow dispatchers to quickly identify users with specific skills or certifications, ensuring that the right people are sent to each incident.
In addition, Unit Capabilities such as ALS, BLS, or spike strips can now be added to each unit at check-in or set in the admin portal. Dispatchers can also add and remove capabilities from units using the command line, providing maximum flexibility to adjust to any changing emergency situation.
These capabilities can be easily searched in the dispatch or mobile unit columns, and dispatch units or added to response plans for capabilities-based recommendations. This will allow dispatchers to quickly locate the appropriate resources for any emergency situation, ensuring a more efficient and effective response.