Verizon has signed an agreement with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas to provide real time notifications to both officers and the general public. The company already provides the office with its 4G coverage, an agreement which has been in place for a decade.

Speaking of the new functionality, Kristal Palmer, client partner, government for Verizon, said: “Verizon is proud to be at the forefront of providing reliable communications that are critical to public safety and first responders. The continuation of our relationship with Harris County Sheriff’s Office is a win for everyone, especially Harris County residents."

Mike Maiorana, senior vice president, public sector for Verizon said: "Verizon has a long history serving public safety and we take that responsibility seriously. Customers choose to work with us because of our network superiority, dedication to innovation, and because they know they can count on us when they need us most."

Harris County is made up of more than four million residents, and possesses the country's third largest sheriff's office in the United States.

Author: Philip Mason