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On-demand webinar: The power of mobile – How police and fire agencies are funding effective smartphone programs

This informative webinar will provide key information on how two public safety agencies (one police and one fire) funded comprehensive smartphone programs that provided issued devices to all personnel.

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Law enforcement agencies are increasingly embracing the concept of connected officers, made possible by smartphone technology and powerful mobile applications. With full deployment of smartphones to field personnel, agencies can effectively expand capabilities and provide officers with ready access to mission-critical voice and data, regardless of their assignment or proximity to a patrol vehicle.

You’ll learn how your agency can leverage mobile technology effectively with minimal impact on your budget. Join us to hear lessons learned and recommendations from the two practitioners who brought full mobile deployment to their organizations.


“Straight talk from the field... very informative.”

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From left to right: Lt. Sean Lundry, Amos Halava and Gary Giles

Lieutenant Sean Lundry of the Sandy (OR) Police Department has been in law enforcement for over 20 years, having served in a variety of roles within patrol, investigations, special emergency response, field training, emergency management, first line supervision, and command. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice & Master of Science in Management, both from Strayer University. Sean holds an Executive Certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Sean is an adjunct instructor in Criminal Justice and Public Administration at Montreat College’s “School of Adult & Graduate Studies.”

Amos Halava is a 22 year volunteer firefighter and 19 year law enforcement officer from Carter County TN. In the fire dept he has served as firefighter, captain, assistant chief, and fire chief. His recent duties has been implementing the Team Awareness Kit ( in the upper east TN region as a situational awareness tool for all disciplines of first response. The T-Mobile Connecting Heroes program has facilitated this effort as a force multiplier.

MODERATOR: Gary Giles worked 28 years in Public Safety as a Police Officer and Firefighter. He spent the first 20 years of his career in Orem, Utah where he left at the rank of Lieutenant. Gary become Chief of Police in Portland, Texas, a suburb of Corpus Christi, then two years later, was recruited to return to Orem, Utah as Chief of Police. Gary retired from Law Enforcement in 2020 and is currently the West Region Public Safety Advisor/Industry Expert for T-Mobile for Government. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #243