1/4/2016 - Darien Police Department Unveils New "Smart" Website
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(WATERBURY CT – January 4, 2016) – The Darien, CT Police Department released a newly redesigned website that adapts to different looks for different devices.
“Call it a smart website,” said Keith LeBeau, President and CEO of QScend Technologies, which provided the Darien Police Department with design services and a content management suite. “As a visitor switches to viewing the site from a computer to a tablet to a smart phone, the website responds to provide the visitor with the best user experience possible.”
In addition to its responsiveness, the Darien Police Department website includes an updated look and feel, improved and simpler navigation, and a number of tools, such as:
• An interactive calendar from which events can be downloaded to personal schedules
• Photo galleries and slide shows
• Press releases and News
• Central depositories for agendas and minutes and forms and documents
• Google Custom Search to help people find what they need on the website
• Links to social media accounts: Twitter and Facebook
QScend Technologies, Inc. provided the Department with QContent, a website content management system that allows users to make quick changes to Web pages, thereby providing more up-to-date information, news, and event notification to the Darien residents.
“There are also a number of coding and style elements in place that will make it easier for Darien Police to freshen its look every year, if they would like,” said LeBeau. “With an Internet year equaling three months, according to Bill Gates, that’s important. To frequent users, sites can look old in just two to three years.”
Also, department pages are now much more consistent. Each time a citizen visits the Department’s home page, in addition to contact information and frequently asked questions, citizens will notice key links in the megamenu right below the top-line navigation items.
Darien Police Chief Duane Lovello believes that any initiative providing better and organized access to information in a timely manner is a worthwhile undertaking. “In today’s information age, people have come to expect ready access to the type of material found on our new website. I’m very pleased with the new website and want to commend sergeants Jeremiah Marron and TJ Whyte for their commitment in making this a website our Department can be proud of.”
About Darien Police Department
Located in southwestern Connecticut, the Darien Police Department was founded in 1925, when the Connecticut Legislature passed a Special Act that created the three-member Police Commission. In June 1925, the first police budget was approved, authorizing the hiring of a chief of police and six patrolmen.
In July, 2012, the Department completed a $17 million renovation of its Police Headquarters. Today, the Darien Police Department currently employs 51 sworn officers, 18 traffic agents and 10 civilian staffers and is a Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) Accredited agency. The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is the Public Safety Answering Point for all 911 and non-emergency Police, Fire and medical-related calls within the Town of Darien, CT.
About QScend Technologies
QScend Technologies (www.qscend.com) is an industry leader in Web-based software solutions and services for municipalities. More than 33,000 QScend product users access the company’s series of “Q” products for a variety of citizen service related functions, including website content management (QContent) and citizen service request management and 311 call center functionality (QAlert).
Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, QScend Technologies was the first company to relocate into the city’s Information Technology Zone. The company also provides custom website design, application hosting, and e-mail solutions for its customers.
Karen Kirk, QScend Technologies, Inc.
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