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Public Safety Technology Priorities for 2013-2014

<h2>Applications, Funding Opportunities and Budget Issues</h2><p style="margin-bottom: 15px;" data-mce-style="margin-bottom: 15px;"><em>PTI Staff Contact:</em> <span data-eeencemail_mqyxxzfjly="1"><a href="mailto:rmosley@pti.org" data-mce-href="mailto:rmosley@pti.org">Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Research &amp; Government Services</a></span> , 937-667-4142.</p><div style="margin: 4px 0px 3px 14px; width: 221px; font-size: 85%; float: right;" data-mce-style="margin: 4px 0px 3px 14px; width: 221px; font-size: 85%; float: right;"><a class="boximage cboxElement" href="http://www.pti.org/pti_article_assets/pschart3-2013.png" data-mce-href="http://www.pti.org/pti_article_assets/pschart3-2013.png"><img width="221" height="169" style="padding: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176); border-image: none;" alt="" src="http://www.pti.org/pti_article_assets/2013smallchart1.png" data-mce-style="padding: 4px; border: 1px solid #b0b0b0;" data-mce-src="http://www.pti.org/pti_article_assets/2013smallchart1.png"></a><span style="text-align: center; display: block;" data-mce-style="text-align: center; display: block;">PRIORITY TOPICS / ISSUES, 2013-2014<br><em>Click image to enlarge</em></span></div><p><em>Alexandria, VA, March 4, 2013</em> – The public's use of smart devices and public safety mobile applications is an agency priority for 63% of public safety officials and IT executives who responded to a national survey conducted by the Public Technology Institute (PTI). The survey was conducted in February 2013.</p><p>Rounding out the top three priority areas are local, state and federal funding / grant opportunities (59.5%) and budgetary issues / doing more with less (51%).</p><p>The survey was conducted under the direction of PTI's Public Safety Technology Council, a committee of public safety professionals representing PTI member city and county governments.</p><p>Council Chair Wesley Reid, Director of Guilford, NC Metro 9-1-1, stated that the results of this survey “reinforce the evolution of technology solutions as an integral part of public safety operations and service delivery.”</p><p>“The survey reinforced that funding and budgetary issues are still of major concern for so many of our local government members,“ said PTI Executive Director Alan Shark, who also pointed out that the PTI Public Safety Technology Council “stands ready to continue to play a key role in identifying practical technology solutions for member communities.”</p><p><strong>About PTI</strong></p><p>Created by and for cities and counties, the not-for-profit Public Technology Institute promotes innovation and collaboration for thought-leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen.</p>