Crime Mapping Software/Gun Permit Registration and Mug Shot Software to be purchased by County of Gloucester
(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Helene Reed announced today that the Freeholders will vote on a resolution at their July 6 Freeholder meeting to authorize the purchase of data analysis/crime mapping software, gun permit registration tracking software and photo imaging (mug shot) download software.
These three software modules/interfaces are from New World Systems. New World System is the County's software vendor for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management (RMS) and mobile field reporting systems. All three of these new modules will interface with the County's existing system.
This is amazing software that will allow departments to share information and track firearms within our communities, allow officers to pull up mug shots from their vehicles' mobile data terminal and much more to protect the public's safety and their own," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "All police departments within the county who utilize our New World System will be capable of taking advantage of this cutting edge technology," said Sweeney.
Sweeney said, "Gloucester County has made important investments in our Emergency Response Department over the past several years. We constructed a new building, brought in the latest technology, and dispatch for almost every municipality in the county. This newest technology will allow for sophisticated crime analysis, track gun permits applied for, approved/denied, and identify weapons purchased, and allow for upload of photographs in the police car's mobile data terminals greatly enhancing the officer's ability to identify suspects in the field."
Freeholder Helene Reed, liaison to the Department of Public Safety, said, "We are continuously improving the system by adding different modules. The police departments have connectivity to our system for their use and records and they will be able to expand their base of knowledge with these new modules."
Freeholder Reed explained that the data analysis/mapping software will allow for sophisticated crime analysis. "This particular software will allow police administrators and investigators to direct their assets to specific areas of need. They will be able to track trends and patterns in their own communities more efficiently with the use of this software and that will be a big help. Our police departments are busy and all of the tools they can get to help streamline their ability to track and map crime will allow them to provide better allocation of resources in areas of crime in their towns," said Reed.
The Freeholders said that the gun permit module will track gun permits applied for, approved/denied, and identify weapons purchased or used in a crime. The mug shot software allows for upload of photographs in the police cars mobile data terminals so officers do not need to return to the station for that information. This information will be available to all Gloucester County Municipal Police Departments. The new software should be installed by fall.