Everbridge Broadcast by City of El Segundo Leads to Capture of Stabbing Suspect
Glendale, Calif. – Everbridge, the leading provider of interactive communication and mass notification solutions, announced today that its solution was used by the City of El Segundo, California to apprehend the suspect in a stabbing just minutes after the crime occurred. The City of El Segundo selected Everbridge in 2009 to provide a mass communication platform that would allow city officials to communicate critical information to citizens at a moments notice, all on a scalable and robust unified platform.
At approximately 12:44pm on November 7th, 2012, El Segundo police officers responded to a business located in the 100 block of Center Street regarding a stabbing that had been reported. The suspect involved in the alleged assault, also believed to be responsible for numerous other related crimes, fled the area on foot. While police officers were conducting a search for the suspect, the El Segundo Police department initiated a mass notification to the public utilizing the Everbridge system. Residents and business owners in the city were instantly advised of the crime through multiple contact paths and provided a description of the suspect.
Less than an hour later, a business employee in the 2200 block of E. Maple Avenue, who had received the Everbridge notification, observed a person matching the suspect’s description steal a jacket from his business and flee on foot toward Imperial Highway. The informed business employee called 911, reported what had taken place and the suspect was located quickly and taken into custody. This case demonstrates how timely critical public information can assist in maintaining a safe community and decrease the time and expense related to apprehending a criminal and potentially avert additional crimes.
“Our goal at Everbridge is to provide communities like El Segundo with an advanced mass communication solution suite that can seamlessly deliver critical information at a moments notice,” said Imad Mouline, chief technology officer at Everbridge, “The Everbridge Suite is uniquely able to support the City of El Segundo through its robust, scalable infrastructure that ensures that messages are delivered as quickly as possible, regardless of the size or scope of the broadcast. Additionally, through offering an opt-in portal for residents, city officials are able to broadcast critical information across multiple contact paths, ensuring the message reaches the intended recipient.”
Everbridge provides industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions to organizations in all major industries and government sectors. Everbridge solutions increase connectivity to key audiences, automate communication processes, and integrate social media, data feeds, and recipient feedback into a single communications console. Ultimately, these solutions provide the insight and infrastructure that help clients save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations. For more information about Everbridge, please see www.everbridge.com.