Secrets of the Job Hunt


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Los Angeles Government Jobs in Public Safety Benefit from Broadband Network

Those with Los Angeles government jobs (Click here) in public safety will benefit from a new broadband network.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently awarded a $154,640,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Los Angeles County to build LA-SafetyNet, a wireless public safety network that will have the capability to serve every first responder in the county, as well as help protect every local resident.

"The communications revolution has provided us with tools to change the way we live and work," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. "This large investment puts much-needed 21st century technology in the hands of the men and women we entrust our lives with every day.

"LA-SafetyNet - a high-speed, cutting edge, wireless data network - will become an invaluable asset in day to day operations and during emergency events, making the entire LA region safer and more prepared than ever before," he added.

The Los Angeles area is home to about 10 million people who are served by more than 80 public safety agencies and about 34,000 first-responders. The funding will allow multiple agencies to respond to the widest possible variety of emergencies.

LA-SafetyNet, which will be built by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority will allow for computer-aided dispatch, rapid law-enforcement queries, real-time video streaming, medical telemetry and patient tracking, and geographic information systems services for first responders.

The project will include the construction of 176 new wireless sites and will use 114 existing sites to provide broadband access, equipment, and service to community anchor institutions throughout the area. It also aims to serve as a demonstration project for national implementation.

If you're interested in applying for a public safety job in the Los Angeles area, make sure you're prepared to undergo a California public records check.

No comments: