Asset Tracking for Police Departments
Every day, our police officers go out into the community and into the unknown of what may happen at any given time. Police departments must ensure that each officer is fully equipped to handle any incidents confidently and efficiently. When time is of the essence, and the public’s safety is on the line, officers expect their equipment to be ready and able to perform the job they were sworn to do. Faulty equipment or missing supplies could make the difference between life and death—for an officer or a civilian. From IT equipment to weapons, radios to uniforms, patrol cars to station furniture, asset tracking for police and law enforcement agencies are taking a more prominent role in day-to-day operations.
The Benefits of Using Law Enforcement Asset Tracking Software
Many police agencies are adopting a more cutting-edge approach with equipment and tools combined with an influx of new hardware and systems. Police asset management software has made a difference in how departments operate but has also created new issues when handling everyday assets. Agencies realize that they need a system that is easy to use, fast, reliable, and scalable to the ever-changing needs of policing and its different departments and roles within the department. Police departments are incorporating asset tracking software and procedures to help employees keep track of all the equipment they use daily.
Tracking police equipment and inventory daily is an important task that you should not take lightly. It is imperative that police officers, as well as their supervisors, know where their equipment is, what condition it is in, and if it is safe to use. It’s crucial to know where all assets are because an item, such as a gun or police uniform, could, in the wrong hands, lead to a disastrous result.
Police Equipment Management
Officers’ everyday equipment goes through a rigorous check-in/check-out process before officers can put them into use at the beginning of a shift and when they are turned in at the end of a long day. Equipment needs to be regularly inspected and maintained, and certain pieces need to be monitored when they reach their expiration date. They are no longer helpful in protecting an officer or the public.
Added to the importance of asset tracking for police and law enforcement is the fact that departments are under increasing pressure to maintain the highest possible standards for public safety while keeping police department costs aligned with budgetary constraints. Tracking the status of equipment like police car tires, bulletproof vests, electronic notepads, or Kevlar helmets assists management and city officials in making more informed decisions on how and when to replace assets that drain on the budget or are no longer helpful for daily operations.
Asset Panda is an excellent fit for tracking and managing assets used by police departments. Asset Panda makes it easy to organize and know where all the equipment officers are responsible for are in real-time. With Asset Panda departments can track a wide variety of items, including:
- handheld radios
- mobile phones
- police uniforms
- high-risk assets
- firearms and so much more
Asset Panda helps you track where each item is/was located, its type, and size and build a service history for each piece of equipment for auditing purposes. You can even create and manage work orders against equipment maintenance in Asset Panda.
Asset Panda's Police Asset Management Software
Asset Panda was designed to be the world's most powerful yet straightforward asset tracking platform. It’s powered by free mobile iOS and Android apps that sync with the cloud and include a mobile barcode scanner. That means you don’t need a separate barcode scanner, additional software, or hardware to use Asset Panda, and because it syncs with the cloud, your data is in real-time – and accessible 24 hours a day.
In a field where seconds matter, having the right partner to manage and track every asset needed to protect the public is of utmost importance. Asset Panda is entirely customizable and flexible. Police departments can choose the features that best fit their needs as they grow and their equipment list grows. And Asset Panda couldn’t be easier to use and navigate. It requires no special training to master so that employees won’t be intimidated.
Give Asset Panda's asset management software a try with a free 14-day trial (no credit card required)! You’ll receive full access to user guides, video tutorials, free mobile apps as well as a call-in and live chat support from our amazing Asset Panda support team.