Surprise PD Uses Spillman Software to Catch Accused Felon

SURPRISE, Ariz. – June 20, 2005 – In early 2005 the Surprise Police Department, in Surprise, Ariz. used their Spillman Mobile software to catch an accused felon.

The department was on the lookout for an individual who was wanted for questioning on charges of using another person's identity, which are felony charges in the state.

Using their Spillman system, Surprise PD disseminated an Attempt To Locate (ATL), and attached a photo of the suspect to his record. The police department had recently begun using Spillman's mobile software, so the ATL was available, along with the suspect's record and photo, to officers in mobile units.

While at a local bookstore, a police department employee observed the suspect, whom she recognized. She reported seeing the suspect, and an officer responded to the call. The suspect attempted to give police officers false information, but the officers were able to positively identify him using the photo attached to his record in the Spillman system.

In addition to identifying the suspect, we were also able to determine that he had another warrant for his arrest, by using the state and federal database search capabilities of the Spillman system,” said Surprise PD Administrative and Public Information Officer Marci Darrow. The extensive search capabilities and ability to view images directly from mobile units proved very useful in apprehending this suspect.”

The suspect was immediately taken into custody and charged with the felony identity theft charges.

Spillman Technologies provides a full range of software solutions for public safety agencies, including Computer-Aided Dispatch, Records Management, Mobile Communications, Corrections Management, Fire/EMS Management, and Resource Management. The software is installed at more than 550 agencies nationwide.