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Four Ways Modern RMS Can Make a Difference in Tribal Communities

Native American Indian Reservations experience crime at 2.5 times the national rate within the United States. The lack of accurate crime data reported by tribal police departments can be attributed to limited access to administrative and technological resources, issues of funding from the Federal government, and the overall demographic factors of reservation life. 

Implementing a modern and easy-to-use records management system within Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies can increase reporting efforts to track and understand crime better. Let’s take some time to learn how implementing RMS can empower law enforcement agencies across Indian nations and create safer communities to preserve rich history and culture.  

Improve Crime Data Accuracy

Combatting under-reporting trends starts with advanced technology that assists in data collection and validating it. Modernizing tribal law enforcement agencies while still respecting and recognizing cultural barriers begins with accurately collecting and analyzing criminal data. This impacts how police protect and serve native populations by being able to follow crime trends. 

Share Data to Impact Police Coverage

Tribal police agencies are often responsible for vast amounts of area to cover with minimal police coverage as compared to other urban and rural areas of the country. A records management system gives access to large amounts of data, and sharing that information inadvertently grows police coverage. 

With an RMS, tribal agencies can increase their criminal database, track information, and access repeat offender files at the click of a button. 

Stronger Focus on Patrol Activities

According to the National Congress of American Indians, some reservations face more than 20 times the national rate of violence. With that much criminal activity, it’s hard for small, rural departments to track and address communities’ critical issues. When agencies are equipped with a modern, easy-to-use RMS, they are more organized and can pull reports that offer data and analytics on critical issues your community is facing. These reports provide your department a more focused approach to patrol activities.

The CivicRMS modular architecture allows officers to add extensive documentation, real-time reporting, and evidence inventory in a streamlined way that helps departments be more productive. 

Importance of Federal Reporting 

Tribal nations face many issues surrounding funding from the Federal government. Improved data accuracy and reporting lead to more federal funding and grants opportunities. Failure to report serious crime issues has implications on a national scale and skews the ability to understand patterns and distribution of crime.  

Implementing modern RMS technology in tribal nations leads to increased opportunities to understand crime on the reservation, and improved reporting can lead to additional funding from the government. 

Tribal Law Enforcement infographic, National Congress of American Indians
Tribal Law Enforcement statistics

Digitizing and democratizing law enforcement agencies across the nation to increase public safety through modern and easy-to-use software remains our core goal. CivicEye is proud to launch our Law Enforcement Empowerment Program (LEEP) to grant free access to our CivicRMS product to selected tribal law enforcement agencies for two years. Interested tribal agencies can apply for the LEEP program through May 16, 2022

Click here to learn more about LEEP and how to apply.

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