February 28, 2012 -- RIDGELAND , MS-- Digital Quest, a national leader in geospatial education, is partnering with the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security (NPCLPSCS) to raise the importance of geospatial technology in law and public safety classrooms.
The NPCLPSCS and Digital Quest both strive to bring law enforcement practices, concepts, and skills, into the classrooms to prepare tomorrow's public safety workforce.
"Collaborating with the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security was a natural fit for our organization." said Digital Quest President Eddie Hanebuth, "We share a desire to provide students and professionals with targeted law enforcement and public safety training that will help further their careers. The Digital Quest curriculum enhances the NPCLPSCS programs by providing students with a nationally-recognized certification and essential geospatial skills that will make them even more marketable to current and future employers."
Geospatial technology impacts all agencies in law and public safety including fire, corrections, emergency service, and homeland security. From mapping Calls For Service (CFS) sites to analyzing crime “Hot Spots” and behaviors to mitigating threats and managing emergency response personnel, geospatial technology has become an integral part in planning for, predicting, and responding to a variety of scenarios.
In addition to the important role the technology plays in industry, another key benefit for schools is that geospatial technology can be taught from a multidisciplinary or stand-alone approach. If a school has an established law enforcement, fire or emergency services program, they can enhance their program with intelligence-led policing and spatial analysis. A school looking to begin a law enforcement and/or public safety program can use geospatial technology - and Digital Quest curriculum - to form a foundation leading to other NPCLPSCS suggested areas.
Likewise, a school that is currently teaching geospatial technology and wants to add a career component could look to law enforcement to diversify their program. The combination of geospatial technology and Digital Quest’s turn-key law enforcement focused curriculum can be a great point to enter either field and lead students to industry backed certification and Department of Labor (DOL) backed apprenticeships.
Digital Quest’s primary focus is supplying educational institutions and their instructors with turn-key courses in skill training for existing or for new law enforcement programs. Implementation of geospatial technologies is most successful when students can prove they have what it takes. These courses lead students to two national industry-backed certifications, SPACE Geospatial User Certification (Law Enforcement or Government and Public Administration Focus) and the STARS Geospatial Technician Certification, proving that students have the skill set and project management background to go out and make an immediate impact on the workforce.
Digital Quest's diverse product line is used by instructors in various programs of study at the college, community college, and high-school levels both as a supplemental program and also as a stand-alone program.
Students will use industry specific software to conduct analyses from very early in the courses. Students are prepared to enter law enforcement careers, with a nationally recognized certification, and apply their new skills with as little as 180 hours of instruction for user level certification and up to 360 hours for technician level certification.
To learn more about the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security programs go to their website at http://www.ncn-npcpss.com/.
To learn more about Digital Quest or their products call 1-877- 5REMOTE (1-877-573-6683), email Email Contact, or visit www.digitalquest.com. President of Digital Quest, Eddie Hanebuth, twitters as GISGuy.
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Digital Quest, Inc. is a Mississippi-based development and training oriented company with a primary focus of enabling educational institutions to provide skill training in the new and ever-more vital field of Geospatial Technology. Digital Quest is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). MBA’s goal is to impact economic development by serving as an advocate for small and medium sized businesses. Digital Quest is headquartered in Ridgeland, Mississippi and is a member of the Center for Geospatial Excellence at the John C Stennis Space Center. For more information about Digital Quest, visit www.digitalquest.com or contact Eddie Hanebuth at 1877-573-6683, Email Contact.