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Fort Myers Police unveil advanced technology to fight crime in Fort Myers

Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 10:50:47-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Fort Myers Police Department announced its new and advanced CAD and RMS system known as Mark43.

Administrative Support Services Lieutenant William Musante led the transition and has played a pivotal role in this evolution to include the training of the entire staff to ensure they could operate this highly advanced system and utilize its full capabilities on day one of its implementation.

Chief D. Diggs wanted to improve the policing tactics and technology of the Fort Myers Police Department to ensure the citizens of Fort Myers were receiving the best Police services possible to ensure their safety.

He stressed the need for technological advancements throughout the Department while seamlessly transitioning to a data-driven policing model intended to track and proactively predict where crime will occur.

Due to the transition to a new data-driven policing model, the City of Fort Myers has seen a 48.7 percent reduction in violent crime and a 9.8 percent reduction in property crime from 2016 to 2019.

The Mark43 system allows Officers who previously used eight separate programs to accomplish many of their calls for service, use one program only, making them more efficient and allotting them more time to patrol our city streets proactively.

New features such as recent arrest tracking and advanced mapping features, will significantly assist Officers and their Supervisors with their day to day tasks.