It wasn’t too long ago that jail booking officers across the nation used ink to fingerprint arrested suspects and took booking photos with Polaroid cameras. You would not be hard-pressed to find a supervisor nearing retirement in your jail today who wrote reports on a green-screen computer, with an actual dictionary in hand. A record room, the size of multiple offices, could be wiped out with one fire or flood just a decade ago.
Today with the proper management software, agencies handle jail information much more efficiently, using connected hardware and automation tools with the ability to call up a large amount of data in moments. One computer software system today can bridge most of the processes your jail staff undertakes, starting with the intake of an arrestee, through to the housing process and on to the movement and release of inmates.
Gathering, maintaining and reporting accurate data in your jail at every step of the incarceration process is a matter of safety for staff and inmates. Jail management software with proper information management in a facility also protects your agency legally and will ultimately help you keep the public trust.
As you start the multi-step process of modernizing your jail’s computer systems, this Police1 guide will provide you with a road map to navigate the purchase of jail management software for your facility. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing
- Implementation considerations
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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