Tribal Police Department Partners with Spillman Software

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Spillman Technologies announces the purchase of its public safety software by the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department, headquartered in Lapwai, Idaho. The new software system enables the police department to track evidence, manage investigations, obtain information from local and state databases, track agency resources, and monitor traffic information.

The police department was looking for a reliable software program to automate much of the agency's data management. “We currently use a repetitive manual system that is time consuming and work intensive,” said Chief Thomas Idol. “Spillman software will provide for an efficient, one-time entry of information.”

With 19 sworn officers to serve a population of approximately 28,000, the department needed a software solution that maximizes the agency's resources. Using Spillman's crime analysis capabilities, officers can assess crime incidents and reallocate resources accordingly to prevent criminal activity.

In addition, the software's integration allows detectives to cross-index information about a person, vehicle, or property item to save time during investigations.

The jurisdictional boundaries of the 1,200-square-mile Nez Perce reservation overlap the jurisdictions of four sheriff's offices and two police departments, so interagency cooperation is critical.

“One of our primary challenges is to coordinate our operations with multiple jurisdictional entities,” said Chief Idol. “The Spillman system will help us manage relative information to our jurisdiction. Additionally, the ability to share information with other law enforcement agencies on a timely basis will provide for effective inter-agency cooperation to deter and suppress crime.”

The Nez Perce police chose to partner with Spillman because of the company's reliable reputation among other customer agencies. “We know that the capability of the system will help our officers provide improved quality law enforcement services to the members of the Nez Perce tribe, the general reservation public, and other reservation communities,” said Chief Idol.