Welcome to the Center for Advanced Public Safety

CAPS is an interdisciplinary research center at The University of Alabama dedicated to the implementation and utilization of cutting-edge technologies to enhance public safety and well-being of the citizens of our state, nation and world.

Our substantial technology portfolio includes areas such as:

  • analytics
  • web and windows software development
  • data sharing and integration
  • GIS applications
  • mobile apps
  • data hosting
  • website design and development

Our software is utilized in several states and has changed the way that law enforcement, traffic engineers and many other disciplines conduct business, resulting in more crimes being solved, more lives being saved on the highways and greater efficiencies in a number of areas across the government IT enterprise.

From the Director

Thank you for visiting the CAPS website. CAPS was founded in 2002 with the goal of assisting federal, state and local agencies by providing access to current research and cutting-edge software technology in public safety. We are proud that our efforts have been extremely successful in bringing the latest in technology to a variety of government agencies throughout Alabama and to a number of partners in other states and at the federal level as well.

CAPS is housed in the College of Engineering employing over 100 people while also partnering with core faculty members from different disciplines across the University. Read More