The Ute Tribal PD Implements New Software

VERNAL, Utah – September 19, 2007 – After years of recording data by hand and storing information in an outdated filing system, the Ute Tribal Police Department is transitioning to a high-tech software solution.

The department has chosen innovative records, dispatch, and mobile solutions from Spillman Technologies to modernize its record keeping and communications. Using Spillman's Computer-Aided Dispatch solution, the Ute Tribal Police Department will be able to easily track and dispatch calls. Information gathered from those calls will be automatically populated into an electronic database of names, addresses, and images.

The data can then be easily retrieved for analysis or compiled into case summaries. Tribal Administrator Barry Jensen said this new ability to store information electronically will save the department valuable time.

All of our documents are currently on paper, making it nearly impossible to find information without spending an inordinate amount of time researching stacks of documents,” Jensen said.

Spillman solutions will help the Ute Tribal Police Department more effectively serve its 1.5 million-acre jurisdiction, he said. Officers will be able to use Spillman's Mobile Communications solutions to access names, addresses, and other data while working in the field as well as compile records at the scene of the incident.

We're confident that Spillman will be able to help the Ute Tribal Police Department meet the unique challenges of the Uintah Basin community,” said Joe Lunt, vice president of sales and marketing for Spillman Technologies. Spillman's cutting-edge tools will help modernize the department and enable it to operate more efficiently.”

The department has also purchased Spillman's Corrections Management solution to help it prepare to open a new corrections facility approximately in the year 2010.

The department will be able to use the software to store inmate booking information, assess an inmate's medical history, and keep a record of inmate visitors and cash accounts.

Jensen said the Ute Tribal Police Department chose Spillman for its 29-year history of creating dependable software and its dedication to customer service.

The Ute Tribal Police Department plans to go live with the new software by the end of the year. It will join 95 other public safety agencies in Utah and more than 700 agencies nationwide currently using Spillman solutions.

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, Resource Management, and Data Sharing.