LAW ENFORCEMENT

We are working to convert hundreds of law enforcement agencies to submit incident-based crime stats. 

We have a successful history of working with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association

In 1938, a group of Louisiana sheriffs realized that they would need to formally organize themselves into a cohesive group to specifically address issues related to the office of sheriff and the changing times. They formed the Louisiana Sheriffs´ Association to become a fervent voice for Louisiana´s chief law enforcement officers, representing large and small, urban and rural offices across the state.

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

The Mission of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) is to improve the operations of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system and promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community.

Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center (LSAC) Website

Client: Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Web Site: https://lclelsac.com/
Contact: Fredia Dunn – Section Manager – Policy Planning, LIBRS. LEMIS,UCR
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Criminal Justice, Public Sector

Summary of Work

LCLE approached TEI to design a website specific for the Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center (LSAC) section of the LCLE website. Requirements included the need to manage postings of latest publications and board meetings.

LEMIS IBR – RMS

Client: Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association & Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Web Site: www.lsa.org
www.lcle.la.gov
Contact:  Danny Jackson, LSA Systems Manager
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Law Enforcement, Public Sector

Benefits

  • Reduce paper and manual processing
  • Improve staff efficiency by streamlining operations
  • Provides Police Departments and Sheriff offices with an affordable record management system
  • Increase transparency and criminal patterns through reporting and analytics
  • Created an informational asset for Louisiana Crime Reporting Data

Project Elements

  • 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

Summary of Work

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.

Louisiana Crime Reporting

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

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.

Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System (LIBRS)

Client: Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association & Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Web Site: www.lsa.org
www.lcle.la.gov
Contact:  Danny Jackson, LSA Systems Manager
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Law Enforcement, Public Sector

Project Elements

  • 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

Summary of Work

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.

Louisiana Uniform Crime Reporting (LUCR)

Client: Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association & Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Web Site: www.lsa.org
www.lcle.la.gov
Contact:  Danny Jackson, LSA Systems Manager
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Law Enforcement, Public Sector

Project Elements

  • 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

Summary of Work

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.

POSTPLUS

Client: Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Web Site: www.lcle.la.gov
Contact: Bob Wertz, Criminal Justice Policy Planner
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Law Enforcement, Public Sector

Project Elements

  • Centralized Database
  • Web-Based System
  • User Security Management
  • Robust Reporting Abilities

Summary of Work

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 online system built to handle complex data management processes 3) Implementation of a user-friendly method of processing large amounts of POST training data.