Law Enforcement 2017-06-05T17:21:59+00:00
The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice (LCLE) and the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA) contracted with TEI originally in 1994 to develop information management systems to support Louisiana crime reporting programs. Over the decades, TEI has been awarded yearly contracts to create, sustain and evolve the crime reporting systems to leverage the latest technology and to meet Federal Crime reporting standards. Using the enormous capabilities of the Internet became imperative for these agencies to collect criminal records data, report state crime statistics to the FBI, track peace officer qualifications, and schedule training for the many classes offered by LCLE. Our analysts and software engineers work daily with LCLE and LSA staff professionals to enhance the capability of these systems to make law enforcement in Louisiana more useful.

Today, systems developed by TEI are used throughout the entire law enforcement community, from small town police departments to sheriff’s offices to the state’s primary agency for coordinating law enforcement and criminal justice.

• Reduce paper and manual processing
• Provides Police Departments and Sheriff offices with an affordable record management system
• Improve staff efficiency by streamlining operations
• Increase transparency and criminal patterns through reporting and analytics
• Created an informational asset for Louisiana Crime Reporting Data
Client:
Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association &
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Web Site:
www.lsa.org
http://lcle.la.gov/

Contact:
Danny Jackson,
LSA Systems Manager

Bringing Crime Reporting Into the 21st Century

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. LEMIS IBR also has capabilities to perform Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD), submit LIBRS data and create UCR Reports; and it has a complete jail management system (LOCKDOWN). Most law enforcement record management systems range from 15,000 -50,000 per user annually, which is unaffordable for small rural police departments and sheriff’s offices. Through the LCLE and LSA programs, Louisiana offers LEMIS to these agencies at no cost in exchange for their participation in the Louisiana incident based reporting program. There are currently 90 law enforcement agencies actively using LEMIS IBR, and participation is growing every year.

Key Features
• Powerful, Comprehensive Incident Database
• Easy to Use Web Interface
• UCR/LIBRS/NIBRS Compliant
• Customizable Drop-Down Menus
• Priority Settings
• Robust Reporting Abilities

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. In the past, each law enforcement agency manually compiled summary crime statistics for their jurisdiction and forwarded the summarized data to the FBI for inclusion in the National Crime in the U.S. report. 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.

Key Features
• Centralized Data Repository
• Automatic Data Import and Export
• User Security Management
• Robust Reporting Abilities

The Electronic Uniform Crime Reporting (eUCR) 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.

Key Features
• 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

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.

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