LOUISIANA CRIME REPORTING PROJECT
Teaming up with LSA and LCLE, TEI established and maintains a fully functional system to capture all steps and requirements of crime reporting in Louisiana. The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) initiative, spearheaded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, is undertaking efforts to expand reporting of more detailed crime incident data among law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The goal of NCS-X is to increase the number of agencies that report data to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) managed by the FBI so that nationally representative estimates of crime can be prepared and analyzed.
STATE CRIME REPORTING COMPONENTS
LEMIS IBR – a Louisiana-based Records Management System
LIBRS – a centralized incident-based database and repository
UCR Online – an internet system to submit Uniform Crime Reports
LEMIS IBR is a Record Management System (RMS) that uses client/server and web technologies to assist law enforcement agencies to keep track of criminal justice information, including complaints, incidents, warrants, citations, tickets, and property. Software and support is offered free of cost to all Louisiana law enforcement agencies. No software license is required and there is no database software to purchase. LEMIS is built to operate on modern Windows-based computer operating systems.
• Complete Records Management System
• Powerful, Comprehensive Incident Database
• Easy to Use Web Interface
• Simplified internet installation and updates
• Automates reporting for LIBRS & LUCR/SRS
• Equipped with a CAD system
• Complete Jail Management component
The Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System (LIBRS) collects criminal incident data from law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana. LIBRS replaces a manual system for reporting crime statistics to the FBI that had been used by law enforcement agencies for decades. Now, the data is collected at each site and sent over the Internet to the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association data center. It is then stored in a central state database and forwarded to the FBI. Louisiana is one of the only states to have a centralized incident based database at their fingertips.
• Centralized data repository
• Automated data processing & report generation
• User security management
• Web portal for data submission from various Records Management Systems & report retrieval
• Submitted data CANNOT enter the LIBRS database until that data has been validated and quality controlled
• Converts data to NIBRS format and submits to FBI
• LIBRS database archives all submitted data for future analysis
The Louisiana Uniform Crime Reporting (LUCR) system, browser-based system, allows more than 200 sheriff’s offices and police departments from all over Louisiana the ability to enter uniform summary crime reports. Before this system, agencies were mailing in crime reports on paper. The implementation of this system has eliminated missing data, calculation errors, and reduced staff processing time. Most recently, TEI developed an automated service that sends the summary crime data directly to the FBI in an electronic format to keep Louisiana in compliance with the latest FBI standards.
• Ability to Manage Crime Reports
• Centralized Database
• Web-Based System
• User Security Management
• Robust Reporting Abilities
• Allows for Data to be Submitted to the FBI
POST PLUS PROJECT
The POST Council has the responsibility of tracking all peace office training data for the state of Louisiana. Before TEI’s involvement with LCLE staff, all information was mailed or faxed on paper forms; and, the antiquated, pre-relational database management system housed confidential information on over forty thousand registrants from peace officers to firearms instructors. TEI developed the POST Plus system using ASP.NET / SQL architecture to replace the antiquated system. The project team closely followed all standards developed by LCLE staff concerning information system application development, including programming and documentation standards, as well as database schema standards. TEI also added external access for Firearm Instructors and filterable reports, such performance indicator reports, to lessen the workload of the POST staff. This system is valued by LCLE staff and Firearms Instructors because it accomplished three key goals: 1) Creation of a secure environment to house sensitive POST training data 2) Streamlined on-line system built to handle complex data management processes 3) Implementation of a user-friendly method of processing large amounts of POST training data.