November 01, 2014
InfoShare™ Law Enforcement Products Work Together:

e-Ticketing, CAD, RMS and more!

CSI has strengthened our law enforcement product line with enhanced modules and features to streamline ticket generation and processing, increase data sharing among authorized agencies, improve response to emergencies and enhance citizen safety.

Now, with the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) certification of our InfoShare e-ticketing module, traffic violation data can seamlessly go from the traffic stop to the prosecutor’s office and the municipal court.

Here’s how this all works: Imagine Officer Krupke is sitting at a light and sees a red Porsche blow through the light just after it changes. Flashers on and siren blaring, he follows the speeding sports car and brings it to a stop about ½  mile down the road. Before getting out of the car, Officer Krupke utilizes his InfoShare™ MDT software and runs a lookup on the plates. He has the ability to do a random NCIC or a full search of several databases that are bundled in the InfoShare™ MDT software. Because Officer Krupke has observed the car speeding, he opts for the full search. With the push of a button, InfoShare™ instantly performs a complete search of the NCIC, NJ AOC, NLETS, and NJ DMV databases. The search results reveal the car belongs to Matthew Shiran of Short Hills, New Jersey, who has no prior convictions.

Officer Krupke steps out of his car to have a talk with Mr. Shiran. Upon approaching the car, he finds a young woman in the driver’s seat and asks for her credentials. The driver’s license shows her name as Lindsey Shiran, 18 years old, of the same Short Hills address and she matches the photo on the DL. She acknowledges she was speeding and asks if he likes her shiny new car her dad gave her for a high school graduation present. While Ms. Shiran is a bit snippy, Officer Krupke can see nothing else that she has done wrong, so he takes her license and registration back to his patrol car and swipes her driver’s InfoShare Law Enforcement Products Work Together: e-Ticketing, CAD, RMS and more! license through MDT. The InfoShare™ e-ticketing software quickly obtains the biographical information from the DL bar code and auto-populates those fields in the ticket. Additional information from the plate lookup is also added to the ticket, automatically. It then prompts Officer Krupke through a simple user interface to complete the remaining fields on the ticket, including the violation information for the two citations he is issuing, speeding and running the red light. No matter how many tickets an officer needs to issue, no information needs to be reentered, other than the violation number for each ticket. The InfoShare MDT software will auto-populate the personal, incident and vehicle information on each ticket. When done, Officer Krupke pushes the print button and InfoShare™ generates the two separate tickets for each violation! He hands the tickets to Ms. Shiran and advises her to slow down.

Later on that evening, Officer Krupke One click of “Init CFS” button creates a Call for Service Page 5 observes a black Mercedes driving erratically and at a high rate of speed. He runs the plate through the MDT and the InfoShare search returns a color-coded alert that the car is stolen. Officer Krupke decides to call for backup. Since he has InfoShare™ for CAD software on his MDT and his department is connected to a regional call center also using InfoShare for CAD, he merely pushes the Init CFS button on his MDT to initiate a Call For Service (CFS). Immediately, the Call Center receives the CFS and the InfoShare™ for CAD software automatically calculates that Sergeant Muldoon is available and most accessible to Krupke’s location. As Muldoon is being dispatched to assist Krupke, InfoShare™ automatically transmits the CFS data to Muldoon’s MDT from the CAD, so he knows exactly what type of situation he is facing before he even gets there. Also, Muldoon does not have to take the time to read the details before taking off or avert his eyes from the road, as the voice-activated MDT software will read the details of the CFS to him while he is on his way to the scene.

Krupke has pulled the car over as Muldoon arrives on the scene, and the two officers approach the car and ask the driver to step out. The driver, clearly intoxicated, mumbles a few slurred obscenities and stumbles out of the car. Krupke and Muldoon search his person and his vehicle, cuff him and escort him to Officer Krupke’s car. Muldoon runs his driver’s license through his MDT and finds that he is Bernard Willis of Lawnside, NJ, he has a previous DWI and he is wanted on a warrant for possession of illegal firearms. Mr. Willis is taken to the police station, where he is given a breathalyzer test, booked and shown to a cell to spend the evening. At the station, Officer Krupke uses the InfoShare™ e-ticketing system to issue Willis traffic citations for DWI and reckless driving. CSI equips the police station with the same e-ticketing software the officers have in their cars, along with printers, so Krupke can generate the tickets with the same ease as his previous stop that day. No redundant data entry on the ticket generation and the data transmits automatically to both the police records management database and to the court’s ATS system.

Officer Krupke then goes to his desk and signs on to the InfoShare RMS. There, all the traffic data about both the Shiran and the Willis incidents have been entered into the RMS database already from the e-ticketing module. For the Willis case, the CAD has sent information about the CFS to the RMS, and that is available to him for his report, as well. Through the RMS, Krupke adds additional reports and arrest documents as needed to complete all the charges being issued to Mr. Willis. Krupke completes this case and sends the Willis case to his supervisor. He then reviews the information already in the database on the Shiran incident, adds some additional notes, and sends that report off to his supervisor for approval, as well.

Sgt. Muldoon also has the Willis case information already available for his report, as well as other citations he has issued that day, and completes all necessary reports with the same ease and minimal additional entry.

The next morning, the municipal court clerk signs on to ATS and the information about Bernard Willis’ and Lindsey Shiran’s traffic citations are in the ATS database and she automatically schedules court dates without needing to data enter any ticket information. When the court dates come, the judge will already be able to have the ticket information in front of him in ATS, as he sits on the bench and hears the cases.

Since Krupke and Muldoon were able to scan or upload copies of all indictable arresting documents for Willis’ felony charges into the InfoShare™ RMS and their county prosecutor’s office has InfoShare™ e-Prosecution software, including the CJP module, the Prosecutor’s system will have all of the information and documents that were submitted by the officers, once approved by their supervisors and transmitted electronically to the Prosecutor’s Office. With the push of the “Send to Prosecutor” button, InfoShare™ automatically creates an electronic case file for the Willis case at the Prosecutor’s Office and all indictable arrest documents, complaints and police reports are sent to the prosecutor's office for timely screening decisions by prosecuting attorneys. The InfoShare™ e-Prosecution case management software will process the case and the data gathered by Krupke and Muldoon at the scene will be seamlessly integrated into the Prosecutor’s case file. The InfoShare™ integration between the police, court and prosecutor will provide access to the case data to all authorized parties and facilitate further updates and communication among all involved.

CSI continues to bolster its product line with new products utilizing the latest in mobile, GPS and data transfer technology to streamline the work of public safety, prosecutors and judiciary organizations. InfoShare™ law enforcement products modernize the ticketing process while limiting the exposure of officers to hazards, providing communication between the incident location and the call center.

From the e-Ticketing interface to the MDT software and our smart device applications, integration among these systems,CAD/RMS and InfoShare™ case processing applications streamlines the entire incident to disposition process. Using these products, you can save time and reduce errors, as InfoShare™ takes the data right from the scene to the police station and the court room. InfoShare™ products work together to help agencies quickly respond to emergencies and efficiently process cases.