Software Lets Utah Valley U. Share Data with Local Law Enforcement

OREM, Utah—The Utah Valley University Police Department is using Spillman software to exchange information with other Utah County agencies.

“We wanted to interconnect with other Utah [County] police agencies to share information more completely and quickly,” said Utah Valley University Police Department Chief John Brewer.

Data sharing is an important tool for the department, Brewer said. The university has no on-campus housing, which means most students live in neighboring communities. Spillman software will allow the Utah Valley University Police Department to access data gathered by other Utah County law enforcement agencies, making it easy for officers to see correlations between on-campus and off-campus crimes. For example, if a student is suspected of an on-campus crime, the department can quickly search the Spillman system to see if the student has also committed crimes in other local jurisdictions.

“It has proven very valuable to access police involvement information from the Spillman system without having to contact other police agencies directly via telephone,” Brewer said. “That has been helpful in our investigative efforts.”

Brewer said that Spillman’s Law Records module allows the agency to track cases from beginning to end and link information about the people, property, and vehicles associated with a case.

“The system also enhances our report management process from initial report construction to case follow-up,” he said. “It is a comprehensive records management system which we were without previously.”

The Utah Valley University Police Department has also adopted Spillman’s Dispatch and Mobile solutions. The agency will be one of 103 agencies in Utah and more than 800 agencies throughout the nation using Spillman software. They went live with the Spillman system in February.

Spillman Technologies meets the needs of public safety professionals with an integrated suite of comprehensive software solutions. The software is installed at police, sheriff, communications, fire, and correctional agencies nationwide.

Spillman Technologies June 18, 2010 press release

 

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