Our Mission: To provide a safe community where people can live, work, and thrive.
The Technology Section implemented a number of changes throughout 2019. The central focus of the unit came from a federal mandate for all law enforcement agencies to report statistical information in the latest version of the National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS) standards by 2021. This standard required additional criminal information that was not collected previously. Additionally, all information reported to the state of Arizona and federal repositories were summarized and reported in a completely new format.
To accomplish this mandate, all necessary systems and components were put on a path to become compliant with these changes. The Records Management System (RMS) was refreshed with new components to set the stage for full upgrades to the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) and Mobile Report Entry (MRE) components in patrol cars and department vehicles. These upgraded systems contained all new information fields along with checks to make sure data was captured when required. Additionally, system upgrades were made on numerous programs to enhance or add functionality and process efficiencies to the department.