Timely, accessible data is critical to effective law-enforcement. The Information Systems used by the Sheriff's Office are interdependent and relied upon by all law enforcement staff.
Computer Aided Dispatch is a system that allows 911 call-takers to route patrol cars to citizens in need. Automated Field Reporting software allows officers to enter incident information into a database. This incident data is later transferred into the Records Management and Corrections Management Systems, whose function it is to track criminal cases, warrants, and inmates once in custody. Back in the Dispatch Center, information captured by a deputy days, weeks, even years earlier can be relayed to another deputy today to prevent or solve a crime. Geographical Information Systems makes further use of the data to create visual representations used for Crime Mapping, reporting, and analysis.