"We wanted to interconnect with other Utah [County] police agencies to share information more completely and quickly," said Utah Valley University Police Department Chief John Brewer.
Data sharing is an important tool for the department, Brewer
The university has no on-campus housing, which means most students live in neighboring communities.
Spillman software will allow the Utah Valley University
Police Department to access data gathered by other Utah County law enforcement agencies, making it easy for officers to see correlations between on-campus and off-campus crimes.
For example, if a student is suspected of an on-campus crime, the department can quickly search the Spillman system to see if the student has also committed crimes in other local jurisdictions.
"It has proven very valuable to access police involvement information from the Spillman system without having to contact other police agencies directly via telephone," Brewer
"That has been helpful in our investigative efforts."
said that Spillman's
Law Records module allows the agency to track cases from beginning to end and link information about the people, property, and vehicles associated with a case.
"The system also enhances our report management process from initial report construction to case follow-up," he