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LPSO first La. law enforcement agency to launch award-winning records management system

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 11:49:50-05

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) is taking its reporting capabilities into the 21st century, with the implementation of an award-winning records management system (RMS) on February 1. Partnering with leading cloud-based public safety software company, Mark43, the launch comes after three years of development. The Mark43 system will bring unprecedented technological efficiency and ease-of-use to LPSO and its 735 sworn and non-sworn employees.

The new software will do more than advance the agency’s capabilities from a technological standpoint, according to an LPSO spokesperson. It will increase efficiency across the board, in part, by reducing report turnaround times by 30 to 50 percent. The RMS will also help facilitate data-sharing with other agencies when necessary. Most notably, Mark43 will free up time deputies can rededicate toward further serving the community.

As the first law enforcement agency in the area to implement the cutting edge technology Mark43 offers, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will have access to features such as active error detection as users fill in data in real time, configurable report forms to adapt based on operational needs, and digital content management wherein users can link records, documents, and multimedia from external systems to active reports and cases.

The cloud-based RMS platform provides unprecedented access to deputies on scene, at the office and on-the-go. Mark43’s intuitive technology will drastically reduce redundancy in report writing and day-to-day tasks for patrol deputies, according to the spokesperson. The software provides a centralized hub for deputies to input all available information, then uses that data to generate specialized reports like affidavits, warrants, property and evidence reports.

“At the end of the day, our priorities as a law enforcement agency are to preserve life and public safety and to provide the highest quality of service to the people of Lafayette Parish. The technology, efficiency and processes Mark43 offers will allow us to do that and more,” said Sheriff Mark Garber.

The platform will be integrated with system management applications for the correctional center, court system, partnering first responders and more.

As it does with all clients, Mark43 will work closely with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure crime reporting seamlessly complies with the National Incident-Based Reporting System as well as the Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System.

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