City of Richmond to Deploy Public Safety Records Management Platform

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The system will be used by the police department, Richmond City Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Commonwealth University.

SOMA Global, a provider of Public Safety as a Service (PSAAS™), has reached a definitive agreement to deploy their advanced Records Management Platform and Mobile Dispatch Applications to the City of Richmond Police Department.

The platform allows for deployment in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid scenario. Richmond, Virginia, is planning a hybrid solution with multi-jurisdictional features spanning use across Richmond City Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Commonwealth University that features:

  • Search and share crime data from anywhere, in any browser
  • Fully integrated web maps to geographically visualize incidents
  • Multi-jurisdictional and advanced data sharing features for a complete operating picture
  • Advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms for smart policing

“The SOMA Global partnership replaces an aging system with the most modern technology on the market. Richmond PD plans to lead the state in policing and public safety technology with SOMA as our partner. With their extensive experience in law enforcement and public safety, we are confident that SOMA and their advanced technology platform will provide the ideal solution for us,” said Pierre Redding, Technology Manager, RMS and Mobility Solutions.

Richmond PD joins a growing list of agencies on the SOMA Platform in Virginia and opens the door for any state agency to join its data sharing network through a cooperative buying agreement.

“Our partnership with Richmond PD expands our footprint in Virginia giving law enforcement officials and first responders modern applications with easy data-sharing capabilities,” said Peter Quintas, Founder and CEO of SOMA Global.

“We are focused on providing next-generation crime fighting tools that protect our officers and help save more lives.” said Nick Stohlman, SOMA Co-Founder. “Richmond PD joins us in that vision and we are excited to provide our services to their LEOs.”

In the new partnership, Richmond PD and SOMA plan to host regional workshops in Virginia to share implementation plans more deeply and allow other state agencies to learn more about the project and how they can participate.

The goal is to promote and expand data sharing statewide on SOMA’s advanced platform.

About SOMA Global

SOMA Global was founded in 2017 to redefine and deliver modern, best-of-breed public safety solutions with a primary focus on saving lives and protecting first responders. SOMA Global is a team of public safety and technology veterans that understands and respects the value of a partnership with an agency. Their “Public Safety as a Service” (PSAAS™) Platform offers computer-aided dispatch, mobile dispatch, records management and jail management solutions.

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