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RapidDeploy Honors Heroic Actions with Superstar Award
Communications Supervisor Derrik Gregg from Scottsdale Police Department receives the Superstar Award for his life-saving efforts
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AUSTIN, Texas (March 26, 2024) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – RapidDeploy, the leading cloud-native solution provider for public safety, proudly announces the recipient of its quarterly Superstar Award, recognizing exceptional bravery and outstanding contributions to emergency response. This prestigious award celebrates individuals who make a life-saving impact, demonstrate exceptional use of RapidDeploy technology, and continue to enhance emergency response within their communities.

Communications Supervisor Derrik Gregg from the Scottsdale Police Department exemplified the spirit of the Superstar Award with his remarkable actions on the night of September 1st, 2023. Responding to a 911 call that disconnected abruptly, Derrik utilized RapidDeploy's cutting-edge Radius Mapping technology to track the caller's location, despite her inability to verbally communicate the emergency due to a dangerous situation. Through his quick thinking and resourcefulness, Derrik coordinated with law enforcement, leading to the successful rescue of a female passenger who had been a victim of domestic violence.

"Derrik Gregg's courageous actions epitomize the dedication and resilience of our first responders," said Steve Raucher, CEO and co-founder of RapidDeploy. "His swift and decisive response and his mastery of the RapidDeploy technology played a critical role in saving a life and ensuring public safety. We are proud to honor Derrik with the Superstar Award and commend his commitment to serving his community."

The Superstar Award is part of RapidDeploy's ongoing focus to recognize the extraordinary efforts of emergency personnel and highlight the impact of innovative technology in emergency response. By showcasing real-life examples of heroism and the capabilities of RapidDeploy's Next Generation 911 solutions, RapidDeploy aims to inspire and empower first responders with access to mission-critical data, all in a single pane of glass, to drive faster, more effective emergency response.

RapidDeploy encourages nominations and submissions of heroic stories from first responders across the nation. Stories can be submitted through RapidDeploy's website for consideration in future Superstar Award ceremonies here. In addition, RapidDeploy has also shared a video capturing this Superstar Award here.

About RapidDeploy

Founded in 2016, and based in Austin, TX, RapidDeploy is the leading cloud-native platform for public safety. We provide Next Generation 911 solutions that deliver intelligent information throughout the emergency response journey, empowering agencies and first responders to drive better outcomes in mission-critical situations.  

With a curated partner network, our platform combines mobile signals, critical datasets, and call information into a single operating system, improving emergency response with location accuracy, situational awareness, modern communications, and actionable insights. Our products improve outcomes and ultimately save lives. In 2024, RapidDeploy earned recognition for the 7th year in a row as a prominent company to watch on the GovTech 100 list, and as a winner on Fast Company’s 2024 Most Innovative Company list. Learn more at

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