Kentucky records management deal goes to CompuDyne

A new technology initiative aims to improve the sharing of information among local law enforcement agencies in southern and eastern Kentucky.

The commonwealth has awarded CompuDyne Public Safety and Justice Inc. a $1 million contract to build a comprehensive records management system that will serve more than 100 law enforcement agencies throughout a 42-county area in the state.

The new records management system will consolidate and automate records processing and criminal investigations for law enforcement agencies. Once installed, the regional database will store information related to arrests, citations, contacts, incidents and other information.

The information will be available on a regional basis to authorized law enforcement officials to conduct queries to link related incidents and perpetrators, locate stolen property and indicate crime patterns and trends.

In addition to helping solve crimes, the system will enable agencies to manage various administrative functions, such as personnel tracking and scheduling, evidence management, training and certification tracking.

The project is funded by the Center for Rural Development of Somerset, Ky., a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide innovative community development solutions to the citizens of rural southern and eastern Kentucky.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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