Systems Working Together

Databases Functioning as One
As an example of how these various systems work together:
  1. Dispatch receives a 9-1-1 call of a burglary in progress.
  2. 911 transfers the information into Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), relieving the dispatcher from re-typing the information into CAD.
  3. The dispatcher enters the type of call and location of the call and assigns units to respond.
  4. The call is automatically and very quickly transmitted to all cars responding.
  5. Officers receive the call, "in-route" themselves and "arrive" themselves on the call digitally.
  6. Officers have access to all call history at the dispatched location, and can see that this location has had 2 alarms on the 2 previous nights.
  7. Officers also see that someone claiming this address, as their home address, is wanted on warrant.
  8. Officers locate a suspicious person outside the location.
  9. The person verbally identifies him or herself, but misrepresents their identity.
  10. The officer checks the identity given, finds that it is an alias name, is given the real name by Records Management System (RMS), and downloads the photograph (from Jail Management System (JMS) or RMS) to prove identity of the person in question.
  11. Automatically, the Mobile Computer Terminal (MCT) will provide any current wanted information from NCIC, Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS) and all recent contact with law enforcement in RMS or JMS, and a drivers license check on the person queried.
  12. The subject in question is not wanted, but the officer learns that the person in question is under court order not to be within 500 feet of this residence because of prior problems with the homeowner.
  13. The officer speaks with the occupants of the residence and while obtaining name information, recognizes a name that was provided by MCT as being "wanted on warrant."
  14. The officer finishes investigating the call, takes the wanted person to jail, and immediately that arrest information and photograph (from JMS) are available to all other cars, the call information is available to all other cars (from CAD), and once the incident is recorded in RMS that information is available to all other cars.
  15. As part of the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) phase of this project, the department received a "mug shot" station.
  16. This computer is identical to the mug shot station utilized at the jail and allows us to photograph persons that are not being incarcerated at the jail.
  17. These photographs are later used in many ways including photo lineups and for identification purposes.
  18. These photographs are automatically and immediately available for officers to download to their cars.