Let CAPS be your solution

Leaders in public safety research and software development

Who we are

Center for Advanced Public Safety

An Interdisciplinary Research Center at UA

CAPS is a part of the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama. We conduct our own software research and development and partner with various colleges within the University to deliver high-quality, well-informed work.

Additionally, we collaborate with research centers at other universities including Mississippi State University, University of Puerto Rico, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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The Intersection of Research & Technology

CAPS strives to make the world a safer place through innovative, state-of-the-art software research and development. Our technological advancements serve as interdisciplinary research engines at the University of Alabama.

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Advanced Software Solutions for Public Safety

With CARE, a web-based portal for mining traffic crash data, as CAPS' first product, our origins are deeply rooted in public safety. During CAPS' 20+ years, our public safety focus areas have expanded to include law enforcement, motor vehicles, EMS, and weather awareness and response.

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A Non-profit Approach to Software

We aren't a typical software development and design firm. All of our projects are completely contract and grant-funded. All of our research and technology efforts are in place to enhance the reliability of public safety. Thanks to our unique academic environment, we are able to employ bleeding-edge technologies to develop innovative solutions to meet our sponsors' needs.

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What we do

Innovative Tech Solutions

We offer full-scale design, development, and outreach solutions based on the latest industry trends and best practices.


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Our Process

We build wholly customized data-driven tools easily used by industry and the public.

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Development Tools

We use the newest development tools to elevate practical solutions for performance and scale.

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Partner with Us

Our team is ready to take your software solutions to the next level.

Research that changes lives

At the heart of everything we do is research. From traffic safety to law enforcement to weather preparedness, our developers, social scientists and analysts are constantly looking for ways to build products and solutions that make the world a safer and better place.

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Our Portfolio

Case Studies

Our track record speaks for itself. Learn more about how our tech has been successfully implemented across the public and private sectors.