Today, crime solving hinges on digital evidence and the volume, velocity and variety of digital evidence is growing exponentially. From CCTV and body- worn cameras, to ALPR, CAD, RMS, interview room and 911 recordings, social media, smart devices and in-car video, policing has become entangled in a quagmire of technologies. These very same technologies are creating a tsunami of digital evidence that's becoming increasingly difficult to manage. If your department is looking for a new Digital Evidence Management solution, don’t overlook these ten must-haves. is the disconnected nature of the systems,” also referred to in the report as chair swiveling. When asked how many different sys- tems they typically needed to log into to work on cases, 95% of survey respondents said at least two systems, and 25% said they needed to log into anywhere between six and more than eleven. “Every department's greatest resource is its personnel and their time is very valuable,” said Rod Guy , VP of Strategy for NICE Public Safety. “It takes time to log in, search, extract, and then manually compare information across silos. And more time spent on manual tasks equates to less time on work that can actually help close cases.” continued on page 19

1. SINGLE SIGN ON FOR INVESTIGATORS Patrol officers do most of their work in RMS; dispatchers work in CAD; but investigators still don’t have one platform to do all of their work in. Instead, investigators need to log into lots of different systems to pull data, and what they can’t access on their own (for example, 9-1-1 recordings) they need to request from other departments. A recent survey ( The Digital Frontline: Rethinking the use of data and information in modern policing ), puts numbers to the problem. The report says: “One of the most significant drawbacks of existing police software, aside from poor search functionality, MUST HAVES FOR DIGITAL EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT LINDA HAELSEN

F B I N A A . O R G | M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 9 18

Made with FlippingBook - Online Brochure Maker