Spillman software provides Enumclaw with crime tracking, mobile capabilities

Enumclaw, WA. – Oct. 18, 2011 – The Enumclaw Police Department in Washington will use software from Spillman Technologies to manage data, track crimes throughout its jurisdiction, and access records and other information from the field.

Using Spillman’s Pin Mapping module, the agency will have the ability to plot incidents on an electronic pin map, helping them track crimes and visualize trends. Enumclaw Police Department Lieutenant Bob Huebler said the software will be a much more effective way to determine crime hotspots than the current method of using push-pins and a paper map.

“As a patrol commander, I try to determine where I want [additional police presence],” Huebler said. “When I can throw up the last couple months of crime statistics and see where the action is occurring, it will help me predict where crimes are going to occur in the future.”
The agency will also use Spillman’s jail, records management, and mobile solutions. Using Spillman’s Mobile CAD Mapping module, Huebler noted that officers will be able to instantly access call comments and other dispatch information on their laptop computer rather than  waiting to hear the information come across the radio.

Huebler emphasized that the Enumclaw Police Department chose Spillman for its willingness to provide interfaces that work with the agency’s existing software, as well as Spillman’s offering of more than 40 modular software solutions, which allows growing agencies to add additional features as needed. 

“Budget-wise, it’s a great investment for what you are getting out of it,” he said. “We can customize the system to add more Mobile clients or other modules that are available.”

The Enumclaw Police Department upgraded from the Spillman Millennium system they purchased in 2004 and will go live with their new software in the second quarter of 2012. The department is one of 140 agencies in Washington and more than 950 agencies around the country using Spillman software.

Spillman’s 23-year history of providing Washington agencies with innovative, reliable software is one of the reasons that the Enumclaw Police Department chose to continue to use Spillman for its public safety software needs, Huebler said.

“Spillman has always had a longstanding presence in this state, and a longstanding presence as a company,” he said.