Brandon-COPsync Press Releases
May 13th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync is pleased to announce Kent Bickel as its Southeast Regional Sales Manager
DANVERS, MA May 10th, 2013 –
Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce that Kent Bickel has joined the company as its Southeast Regional Sales Manager.
Mr. Bickel brings over twenty-five years of sales experience in business-to-business and public safety with a proven track record of consistently increasing revenue growth and quarterly goals. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Bickel was Regional Account Manager for Utility Associates of Nashville, TN where he managed a 6 state territory, developed new business directly and secured $2M in new sales in 7 months.
Mr. Bickel also was the Regional Manager for L-3 Communications Mobile-Vision in Nashville, TN where he achieved an annual quota of $3.2M consecutively each year from 2003-2011. Mr. Bickel managed a 5 state territory consisting of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. In addition, he grew revenue in those territories by 40% and managed several multi-million dollar accounts (TN, DPS, Knoxville, Knox County, and Montgomery).
Bob Schafer, Brandon-COPsync’s VP of Global Sales announced, “I have worked with Kent in the past and he is a proven leader in generating sales and grown from new business. He is strategic and knows exactly how to design and implement a blended solution strategy.”
May 8th, 2013
Boston police commissioner says communications need to be improved between agencies in crises like Marathon bombings
Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told reporters today that he wants to emphasize the cost to the people who were murdered and wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings when he meets with members of Congress.
Davis also said one issue he wants to raise with Congress is improving the way different law enforcement agencies can share information and communicate with each other during moments of crisis like the the bombings and the pursuit of the alleged bombers several days later in Watertown.
He said he would let the political leaders of the state decide where Tamerlan Tsarnaev should be buried and he said that he would wait until an inquiry into the FBI’s knowledge of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities before the bombing before passing judgment on the FBI.
He said he was confident his department was properly prepared for the Marathon and regrets that it was unable to prevent the bombing from happening.
Davis is slated to appear before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday to discuss the Boston Marathon bombings.
Referenced From: boston.com/metrodesk
Author: John R. Ellement
May 3rd, 2013
Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce Greg E. Harris as General Counsel
DANVERS, MA. - MAY 3rd, 2013- Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce that Greg E. Harris has joined the company as General Counsel working from our Danvers office. Mr. Harris has significant experience representing technology companies, with a particular focus on security and law enforcement information technologies.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harris was Vice President and Counsel of Hunter Systems Group, Inc., an information technology company serving Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Prior to Hunter Systems Group, Mr. Harris was associated with the Boston law firms of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP.
"We are thrilled to add an attorney with Greg’s extensive corporate experience," said Donald B. Flanagan, Managing Partner of the Company. "His experience counseling law enforcement and security technology firms will be a great asset to our team."
April 25th, 2013
Boston Globe Questions Federal Agencies’ Failure to Share Information –Reports That Lawmakers Are Concerned Over Lack of Clarity About What Information Was Received by MA Law Enforcement Prior to Boston Marathon Bombing.
BOSTON, MA. - APRIL 25, 2013- The Boston Globe wrote that several Members of Congress expressed great alarm that over 12 years of improvements in our law enforcement information sharing since 9/11 failed to prevent The Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The Boston Globe also reported that neither the FBI nor the CIA communicated with one another despite one of the suspects being on two separate watch lists since 2011.
As a result of these information sharing improvements stemming from the 9/11 attacks, 77 Fusion Centers were set up around the country with the purpose of disseminating information to state and local law enforcement. The Boston Globe article also commented that the Senators’ dismay was exacerbated by the fact that it is unclear if the Massachusetts Fusion Center received direct information from the FBI or CIA.
Donald Flanagan, Managing Director of Brandon-COPsync, a Boston-based firm that offers the solution to real-time information sharing between law enforcement agencies says, “It has become apparent that the tools in place for information sharing today may not be entirely effective at connecting the dots. Our Solution, COPsync, a nation-wide, real-time, multi-agency, shared network platform for information sharing, collection and dissemination, is designed and proven to collect information and connect the dots. It is enhanced by instant messaging and alerting features between all agencies on the system for faster response, cohesive investigating and the obvious proposition of greater officer and public safety.”
Letters regarding COPsync were circulated to intelligence committee members of the House and Senate, as well as, state Governors and Directors of Department of Homeland Security yesterday.
Brandon-COPsync, LLC is a Boston-based firm specializing in real-time technology solutions for law enforcement and public safety. The COPsync technology is a Windows-based software providing standardization, collection, reporting and sharing of data for law enforcement agencies worldwide. It is the only solution on the market offering a fully integrated product suite that provides real-time information sharing amongst all law enforcement agencies. Brandon-COPsync is the exclusive nationwide distributor of the COPsync software suite.
April 22nd, 2013
Brandon-COPsync Receives Unprecedented Interest at the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association (CPCA)
The Brandon-COPsync display of the VIDTAC and COPsync software platform received unprecedented interest and dozens of requests for immediate proposals.
Brandon-COPsync COO Charley Vlcek stated, “I have been an industry leader for years, participating in most all law enforcement conferences nationally. I have never experienced the level of interest in the VIDTAC and COPsync technologies; it’s been extraordinary.”
Attending the CPCA for Brandon-COPsync included Charley Vlcek, Bob Schaffer, Merek Weisensee and Brandon Flanagan.
April 18th, 2013
Welcoming Robert Schafer as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
We are pleased to announce that Robert Schafer has been hired as our Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing effective Monday, April 15 2013.
Bob has over twenty-seven years of experience in Executive Sales and Leadership; working both with direct sales and resellers for regional and national accounts. From 2001 to 2012, Bob was the regional sales manager for L3 Communications/Mobile-Vision, Inc. in Boonton, NJ where, for the years 2003 to 2012, Bob sold more in-car video systems than any other competitor.
April 3rd, 2013
Brandon-COPsync, LLC at the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
The Brandon-COPsync team attended the 2013 Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association’s (MCOPA) annual conference.
The Brandon-COPsync/VIDTAC exhibit was the “buzz” of the show according to Kim O’Hara – Director of Law Enforcement Initiatives for Brandon-COPsync.
The VIDTAC state-of-the-art software driven in-car camera video was the hit of the conference. VIDTAC, released officially late in 2012 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). According to Brandon Flanagan, VP of sales for Brandon-COPsync, “The demand in Massachusetts for VIDTAC has been overwhelming. We are meeting with 5-6 departments per day.”
March 18th, 2013
In (COP)sync with the times - Mobile computer system makes police safer, more in touch
It’s no video game.
Rockdale police now have a high-tech, in-the-car weapon to fight crime and it’s sure something Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet fame would never recognize, although he might envy it.
Rockdale now has five police patrol cars with the state-of-the-art COPsync computer system. Training starts Friday and as soon as Rockdale’s officers are up to speed they’ll be able to turn their patrol cars virtually into rolling versions of the dispatch office at the police station.
Referenced From: the Rockdale Reporter
Author: Mike Brown
March 11th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync, LLC (Boston, MA), COPsync, Inc. (Dallas, TX) and Raytheon (Raleigh, NC) Ink Sales and Distribution Agreement
Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce a joint reselling agreement between Brandon-COPsync , JPS Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of Raytheon) and COPsync, Inc.
February 28th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync, Participation at the CPCA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA – A BIG HIT!
Brandon-COPsync, LLC participation at the California Police Chiefs Association Annual Meeting - February 24 -28, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA a BIG HIT!
The Brandon-COPsync team – Charley Vlcek (Senior VP/COO), Merek Weisensee (CTO), and Don Flanagan (Managing Director) met with many of the most respected names in law enforcement discussing the Brandon-COPsync VIDTAC camera and the COPsync information sharing software platform.
February 11th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync, LLC Attends Two Law Enforcement Winter Conferences
The National Sheriff's Association Winter Converence - Washington, DC - January 30th through February 1st 2013, and
The Maine Chiefs of Police Association - South Portland, ME - February 7th, 2013
January 18th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync executes reseller agreement with GTSI
Brandon-COPsync, LLC executes reseller’s agreement with GTSI Corp., a Division of UNICOM® Global and a systems integration, solutions and services provider to federal, state and local governments.
November 29th, 2012
COPsync awarded “Best of Show” by Police Magazine in debut at International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference
SAN DIEGO – COPsync received significant attention as it impressed thousands of law enforcement executives at the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, held Sep. 29 – Oct. 3 in San Diego. The five-day conference includes the largest exposition designed specifically for the law enforcement community, where more than 800 companies showcase the latest industry technology and services.
October 22nd, 2012
RT˛ Solutions LLC Announces Distribution Agreement for VidTac, the Most Powerful In-Car Video System in Law Enforcement
VidTac is a revolutionary in-car video system for law enforcement, and is the first to offer true High Definition 1080p video, which is twice the image quality of current High Definition systems, at a much lower price.
October 16thm 2012
“Collecting the Dots” BA-COPSync Provides the United States Senate with Briefing on Information Sharing
The BA-COPsync team addressed the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. BA-COPsync was responding to the Committee’s Report entitled “Federal Support For and Involvement In State and Local Fusion Centers.” The 141 page report labeled the 77 nation-wide fusion centers as “ports of ineptitude, waste and civil liabilities intrusions.”
October 16th, 2012
Brandon-COPSync Team Attends the International Association of Chiefs of Police in San Diego, California
During the week of September 29 through October 3, 2012, the BA-COPsync Executive team of Don Flanagan, Charley Vlcek, and Rob Garrigan, attended the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition (IACP) in San Diego, California.
October 11th, 2013
Brandon-COPsync is Pleased to Announce Kimberly Jo O’Hara to Our Team as Director of Law Enforcement Initiatives.
Ms. O’Hara was most recently the Assistant Superintendent of the Essex County Correctional Facility where she managed a staff of 85 professionals with an annual operating budget of $45 million along with an inmate population in excess of 1,200. Prior to becoming Assistant Superintendent, Ms. O’Hara held the position of Deputy Superintendent from 2007-2009 where she served as liason to Court personnel and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, the fourteen Massachusetts Sheriff’s Departments and 32 police agencies within Essex County.
October 5th, 2012
Napolitano Didn't Tell Congress About Fusion Center Issues.
The Washington Times (10/5, Waterman, 76K) reports a bipartisan report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation says that “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano repeatedly misled lawmakers about” the fusion center program, centers where state and local police share information about terrorism with Federal law enforcement.
October 2nd, 2012
Brandon-Copsync, LLC Announces the Addition of Michael Fullerton
Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Fullerton as its newest team member. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Mr. Fullerton will manage the firms government relations in Washington, DC. Mr. Fullerton served as the Executive Director of the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement at the United States Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Fullerton served as the primary liaison to and lead the coordination of department-wide policies relating to state, local, and tribal law enforcement.
October 2nd, 2012
US Department Homeland Security’s Fusion Centers Called Inept
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on investigations,filed a 141- page report calling the 77 Nationwide Fusion Centers as “pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liabilities intrusions”.
September 18th, 2012
Brandon-Copsync Adds Two Additional NEMLEC Agencies
Brandon-COPsync has announced the addition of two additional NEMLEC agencies to pilot the COPsync real-time data sharing platform. The Saugus and Lynnfield Police Departments have a combined force of close to 75 sworn officers and their addition provides for a contiguous six NEMLEC member agency pilot.