Law Enforcement Technology

MAR 2017

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20 LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY MARCH 2017 www.officer.com work for much longer. One of the beau- tiful things about a subscription model for this software is that you're getting updates that are included in your sub- scription price. They're being rolled out seamlessly through the cloud. You don't have to go through an upgrade where you have to pay millions of dollars." Platforms In regards to platforms, the jury is still hung on whether on-premise or cloud-based RWS is ideal. Pugh argues that on-premise is superior because it allows agencies to control their own server and information. Crouch disagrees, exerting cloud- based is the next evolution. With the new CJIS-compliant products, he believes the cloud is absolutely criti- cal to advancing this industry into the future. "It's no longer as safe or secure or as reliable to put these systems on premise than it is to trust Amazon or Microsoft or to spend billions of dol- lars in security to host that informa- tion," he explains. Either way, agencies need to keep in mind the updates, upgrades and improvements that are necessary for a good system. Ability to continue to customize based on what the agency or the individual state needs must be considered as well, states Pugh. Agencies need to do their research to find the best fit. "This is the evolution of society and as major corporations have or are trying to streamline their processes, so are law enforcement agencies," says Christie. "Like here at our department, most are looking at how they can serve the community more timely and effi- ciently." Agencies with well-developed, evolving RWS will not only be able to do their jobs accurately and efficiently but will also be good finance stewards of their community's money. "I think that one of the things that we at least try to do is really leverage a complete over- haul of what RMS should be," Crouch says. "How officers should interact with data. How they should write a report. Make it a really responsive design that can be used off any device. Really bring it up to the standards of how software should be built in 2017." This way, offi- cers can go back to using their pens to rewind cassette tapes. In the darkness...clarity - Target sizing capability - Depth range of 1,000' (300m) - High resolution imagery - Sweep 360 degrees - ROV, pole or tripod mountable - User friendly software - Fast imaging - Commercial grade JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. 1953 County Street East Taunton MA 02718 USA (800)822-4744 or (508)822-7330 Email: info@jwfishers.com www.jwfishers.com simulated drowning victim with JW Fishers SCAN-650 Sonar Circle 77 on Reader Service Card Mark43 ............................................................................ 74 Spillman Technologies ............................................... 75 West Covina Service Group ....................................... 76 For more information, circle the number on the Reader Service Card. T E C H O N PAT R O L

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