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District Consolidates Law Enforcement Call Centers at UCC

Monday, May 10, 2010
OUC Director Janice Quintana receives the PSPD chief’s merit award
OUC Director Janice Quintana receives the PSPD Chief’s Merit Award

(Washington DC) The DC Protective Services Police Department (PSPD) announced Friday it successfully transferred its communication systems to the Unified Communications Center (UCC).

The successful transfer of PSPD’s public safety and police dispatch center to the UCC will greatly enhance PSPD’s efficiency in responding to calls for service. The transfer will also dramatically increase the ability to accurately collect data.

PSPD will now be on the same radio channels as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the DC Housing Authority Police Department. The migration allows officers to communicate between departments more efficiently – increasing officer safety and maximizing the ability to coordinate responses to calls for service.

“This remarkable accomplishment is a direct reflection of the dedication, professionalism and teamwork exerted by multiple District agencies,” said PSPD Chief Louis P. Cannon. “The successful transfer is another foundation block of PSPD’s goal to become a premier law enforcement agency in the DC Metropolitan region.”

To recognize the hard work to complete this transfer, PSPD issued Unit Citations and Merit Medal Awards to the Department of Real Estate Services (DRES), Office of Unified Communications (OUC) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The mission of PSPD is to provide a safe and welcoming work environment for District owned and leased facilities. PSPD is a division of the Department of Real Estate Services.