Public safety agencies and governments can choose from a variety of mission-critical communications providers. They consistently choose Motorola Solutions because we provide exceptional solutions at competitive prices, as well as service and support to ensure those solutions meets our customers’ specific, demanding job requirements.
Motorola Solutions is committed to the communities where we live and work. More than 3,200 employees around the world dedicated 40,000 hours to their communities last year, serving as mentors, tutors, firefighters, science fair judges and more.
Our Motorola Solutions Foundation also donates millions of dollars to science, technology, engineering and math education as well as public safety programs and disaster relief each year.
Mentorship for students in Chicago
The Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA), for instance, is a mentorship program between our employees and students where students are challenged to develop products to help strengthen their communities. One idea that came to fruition was a bear that records and sends a child's vital signs to parents and alerts first responders if there's a problem. Aside from educating students on the ways they can help their communities, the program also exposes them to the field of public safety in a positive light.
“The students’ only touchpoint with first responders before this program may have been when tragedy struck in a situational interaction,” said Kelly Miller, software and security services offer manager and CVCA volunteer. “This partnership allows a corporation to engage in a community on a personal level by volunteering our time and expertise as ambassadors to foster a dialogue about technology and innovation. In turn, we have the opportunity to learn how others experience public safety and how they envision innovation.”
Stepping up for community-police relationships
One of the organizations we support, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), is based in Washington, D.C, and leads training for officers to handle situations on conflict and violence reduction. Since it’s been implemented in Vermont; New Jersey and Florida, all three areas have seen a reduction in the number of police situations ending in violence, complaints against police and number of police injuries. has helped fund an International Association of Chiefs of Police training program on how to form a culture of trust between police personnel and the communities they serve.
Motorola Solutions also believes in supporting programs, such as the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), which facilitates a leadership training to encourage police chiefs be become better leaders, and even encourages officers to attend community meetings to have one-on-one discussions with the public.
Real-time data to fight crime and protect a community: Green Light Project
Since its inception in January 2016, Project Green Light has resulted in a 40-percent decrease in violent crime (e.g., carjackings, shootings, robberies) at Detroit’s Project Green Light locations.
Detroit’s Real-Time Crime Center – powered by our CommandCentral Aware application – monitors street activity near more than 100 Detroit businesses equipped with high definition cameras, enhanced lighting and internet.
Ryan Terrell, intelligence analyst for the Detroit Police Department, believes downtown Detroit is coming back, and coming back strong because of initiatives like Project Green Light. He has seen first-hand that the feeling of renewed safety has resulted in an increase of profits for business owners participating in the project.
“People and businesses are moving downtown because Detroit offers first-class museums and entertainment, said Terrell. “The Green Light initiative is just making it easier to choose this city.”
Police Chief James Craig added, “Certainly from a community perspective, if we continue to use technology in this manner, Detroit will become one of the safest big cities in America. I mean, there will be no hiding places for criminal activity.”