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Public Safety in Cheboygan County, Michigan

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Police, fire, and emergency medical services, along with other supporting staff and organizations, are critical to the health, safety, and well-being of a community. As with the other critical sectors of a community, broadband-enabled technology has changed and improved the ways in which public safety entities serve and protect. Additionally, the internet has also brought about a new wave of criminal activity known as cybercrime. From fraud and identity theft, to hacking, spam, and ransomware, cybersecurity and prevention, and the swift investigation and response to cybercrime from local, state, and federal law enforcement can help keep a community safe from virtual threats. The data below show the connectivity and use of technology among public safety agencies in the community compared to those in other communities participating in Connected Nation’s Connected program. These data should be used to make informed decisions and implement solutions for improving connectivity in the community. This information was gathered through surveys distributed in the community.

Broadband Adoption Download Speed Digital Comm. Digital Comm. Interoperable Websites Public Wi-Fi Satisfaction Comm. Types Cybercrime NG911 Mobile Conn. Mobile Conn.

Broadband Adoption

This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies that subscribe to various types of broadband services or that are without a connection. Fixed connections are those provided by cable, DSL, fiber, or fixed wireless technology while non-fixed connections include dial-up, satellite, and mobile-only services. These types of non-fixed internet services, while providing basic access, can often be plagued by connection latency, have costly monthly data plans, or can be impacted by weather, terrain, large expanses of open water, and other environmental factors.

  Fixed Connection   Non-Fixed Connection   No Internet

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Barriers to Broadband Adoption

This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies that subscribe to various types of broadband services or that are without a connection. Fixed connections are those provided by cable, DSL, fiber, or fixed wireless technology while non-fixed connections include dial-up, satellite, and mobile-only services. These types of non-fixed internet services, while providing basic access, can often be plagued by connection latency, have costly monthly data plans, or can be impacted by weather, terrain, large expanses of open water, and other environmental factors.

  Don't need it   No computers   Too expensive   Not available   Too complicated   Security risk   The internet is a distraction to staff   Not trained   Other

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Download Speed

Connection speeds can have a major impact on how the internet is used. This chart shows the average reported download speed among public safety agencies in the community compared to those in other Connected communities.

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Digital Communications

This chart provides the frequency with which public safety agencies in the community use various digital tools to communicate with the public. Additionally, the second chart shows the frequency with which residents in the community report that they digitally interact with public safety agencies. Examining the digital interaction of residents and the digital communications tools used by law enforcement and others can help identify ways to increase the online presence of public safety agencies.

  At least once a day   Once a week   At least once a month   Less than once a month   Never

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

How Often Households Go Online to Interact with Public Safety
  At least once a day   At least once a week   At least once a month   Less than once a month   Never

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Interoperable Network

Communication between the various public safety agencies serving a community is critical during not only day-to-day operations, but in emergency situations as well. Police, fire, emergency medical services, and 9-1-1 should all be able to communicate via a single interoperable voice and data communications network. This chart shows the percent of agencies in the community that participate in various types of interoperable networks compared to those in other Connected communities.

  Yes, we participate in both an interoperable data and voice system that serves multiple agencies   Yes, we participate in an interoperable voice system that serves multiple agencies   Yes, we participate in an interoperable data system that serves multiple agencies   No, our communications system is only used by our agency   Unsure

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Websites

The website of a public safety agency may be the first point of contact a community member may have when an issue arises or information is required. The websites of these agencies, therefore, should provide relevant information in an easily accessible and flexible digital environment. This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies with a website in the community compared to the website use of agencies in other Connected communities.

  Yes, have a website   No website

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi can assist in creating a better-connected community by providing additional access points for those with devices limited by mobile data plans or those without mobile broadband capability. This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies in the community that offer free public Wi-Fi access compared to those in other participating communities.

  Yes, have public Wi-Fi   No public Wi-Fi

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Service Satisfaction

Competition provides communities with choices for service, allowing them the ability to switch providers if their current service does not meet their needs. This chart shows the percent of public safety agencies who state that their internet service meets their needs, as well as the various reasons why.

  Yes   No

Reasons for Dissatisfaction

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Communications Types

Many public safety agencies use a mixture of communications technologies. This chart shows the percent of agencies in the community and the types of communications systems they use compared to agencies in other Connected communities.

  Dedicated community-wide mobile broadband network   Commercial broadband network   Traditional land mobile radio communication system   Traditional land mobile radio system and mobile broadband network operated by local government   Traditional land mobile radio system and mobile broadband network operated by private sector

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Cybercrime

While the proliferation of the internet has brought about a multitude of improvements in the lives of many, it has also precipitated new forms of criminal activity. Fraud, identity theft, and hacking are just a few ways in which criminals can use the internet to take advantage of residents, businesses, and institutions. Both a strong proactive and reactive strategy to address cybercrime and staying safe online are best to keep communities safe. This chart examines the ways in which law enforcement entities in the community are addressing cybercrime. Fifteen methods for addressing the issue are listed and community agencies that deal with cybercrime and security indicated whether they are currently implementing any of the methods. The percents shown for each method are the number of agencies in the community currently implementing the various methods compared to agencies from other Connected communities.

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Next Generation 911 Implementation

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) provides public safety agencies with all new tools and techniques for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of a community. Emergency texting, streaming two-way video to the field, transmission of data-intensive files, biometric data monitoring, advanced communication with neighboring public safety agencies, and information sharing are only a few examples of how NG911 can positively impact a community. There can be a steep transition to NG911 for a community, but the benefits are great. This chart shows where the community is currently situated on its path to implementing a Next Generation 9-1-1 system compared to other Connected communities.

  Legacy 9-1-1 still in place   Planning for Next Generation 9-1-1   Currently implementing Next Generation 9-1-1   Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 is complete   Unsure

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

Mobile Broadband for Public Safety

Apart from the connection available to agencies at the office, mobile broadband connectivity is also important for staff in the field to quickly communicate needs in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The first chart shows how important mobile broadband connectivity is to the community's public safety agencies. The second chart shows how the agencies in the community describe or rate the current availability of mobile broadband across the community. Issues with mobile broadband availability in the community are present if the agencies indicate that mobile coverage is very or extremely important but rate the current service as fair or poor.

  Not Important   Slightly Important   Neutral   Moderately Important   Very Important

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020

How would your agency describe the mobile broadband service availability in your community?

  Excellent/Very Good   Good   Fair/Poor

Mobile Devices

Mobile broadband-enabled devices are necessary to take advantage of new and advancing mobile technologies. This chart shows the types of mobile devices provided to public safety personnel for use in the field compared to other Connected communities.

Cheboygan County, Michigan Date Range: 11/1/2019 to 8/1/2020, All Communities Date Range: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2020