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.