Update concerning Worcester Police Department
Present: Police Chief Gary Gemme
Deputy Chief Edward McGinn
Deputy Chief Sean Fleming
Deputy Police Chief Mark Roche
Captain Paul Saucier
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to report anticipated annual needs to maintain the current complement (367) of police officers.
Request City Council endorse the “ShotSpotter” proposal, a gunfire alert and analysis service, as a pilot program taking place in the east side of the city.
Request City Manager consider recommending funding to implement the “ShotSpotter” program in the central area of the city.
Update concerning Worcester Fire Department
Present: Fire Chief Gerard Dio
Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell
Request City Manager request the Fire Chief provide a report regarding the feasibility of leasing fire apparatus and further report if other communities lease fire vehicles.
Request City Manager request the Fire Chief to provide City Council with a comprehensive five year plan listing all necessary fire equipment needed, with safety as a determining factor, to maintain a safe and efficient fire department.
Update concerning Smart - 911 and Emergency Preparedness
Present: Todd Miller of Rave Mobile Safety
Director of Communications David Clemons
Request City Manager report to City Council as to the feasibility of funding and implementing “Smart911” technology and report back in the next thirty (30) days.