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Seguin Police Department's record management system to receive major overhaul through federal grant

SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Police Department is proud to announce they’ve been selected for a federal grant through the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division worth almost $100,000.00. The grant will be used toward funding a portion of the cost of new software to upgrade their record management system.

The success of today’s law enforcement hinges on effective use of data.  Police use data to analyze staffing, crime trends, predictive analysis, etc.  The current system of records management has served well in the past, but it is now considered to be less reliable in providing accurate analysis data.  The data is at times inconsistent and only provides an elementary analysis of officer and criminal activity. 

“The Seguin Police Department is a law enforcement agency that subscribes to proactive, community policing; and therefore, needs a software platform that will help analyze crimes and provide accurate and timely information that will result in predictive crime analysis and predictive crime trends,” said Deputy Chief Bruce Ure.

Predictive analysis and link analysis are techniques used successfully across the country to reduce crime and make communities safer.  It allow officers to "crunch" data not only solve crimes, but help predict future crimes.  Officers will use the software to help predict criminal activity and even perform link analysis on individuals, much like what is seen on TV shows like NCIS.  These features will allow SPD to have better data to solve crimes and also to predict them.