NSW Police tracks evidence with Hardcat

Australian-based asset tracking software and services vendor, Hardcat has developed an application for the NSW Police Force as part of ongoing the organisation’s investigation information management.
The EFIMS solution was developed on Microsoft’s Silverlight internet development platform and the NSW Police Force will be using EFIMS to track evidence and information gathered in investigations from crime scene or seizure to court room and ultimate disposal or long-term storage.
Hardcart’s director, Rodney Dalton said, it will also support the creation of tasks and jobs and provide complete workflow automation for real time routing of work to the most applicable service providers and officers for attention.
“EFIMS ushers in an automated and auditable tracking processes which reduces the amount of time police officers have to spend on maintaining manual evidence logs or briefs as the information is only ever entered once,” he said.
The EFIMS system has been integrated with NSW Police Force’s core, mainframe-based Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS).
It also provides complete transparency on cases, events and incidents in relation to jobs and tasks officers perform in the field and manage the workflows of those tasks via a centralised business rules and workflow engine.
According to Mr Dalton EFMIS allows investigating officers and NSW Police Force prosecutors a better method for managing and validating crime scene evidence integrity (including protecting the continuity cycle of seized drugs, DNA samples and other critical evidence) and any associated information
supplied in the course of investigations.

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