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Posted By Winchester Police on June 3rd, 2020

    June 2, 2020 I, as well as Police Chiefs across Massachusetts and the nation, denounce the egregious and criminal actions and inactions taken by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department that resulted in the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd. Nowhere in police training are the actions of these officers taught […]

 

Critical Incident Management System

Posted By Winchester Police on December 16th, 2019

The Winchester Police Department plans on taking part in Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) training as developed by Kelley Research Associates.

CIMS is a software product developed to support countywide police led programs intending to document all overdose incidents within county jurisdictions, document all outreach attempts to individuals who have overdosed or are at-risk for overdose, and facilitate the transition of those experiencing drug overdoses to treatment. The system was developed with several core principals in mind:

➢ Only collect the necessary and critical project related data

➢ Make data entry user-friendly, quick, and easy

➢ Provide agencies with real time access to some of their most important data

➢ Effortlessly share data between jurisdictions

CIMS removes many of the barriers that traditionally hamper effective, collaborative law enforcement responses. It was developed by police, for police.

CIMS Key Functionality CIMS integrates critical functionality that allows law enforcement agencies to implement more effective crime solutions and facilitates “better policing,” including:

➢ Data sharing: CIMS creates near real-time data sharing across law enforcement agencies that traditional records management systems does not allow.

➢ Collaborative Crime Responses: This real-time data sharing supports collaborative police responses to events, like overdoses, which are often multijurisdictional problems. That is, a notable percentage of events involve individuals who participate in problem behaviors in communities other than where they reside.

➢ Communication with Non-Traditional Partners: Some of the most effective approaches to the issues today’s law enforcement agencies confront may involve non-traditional community partners such as hospitals, treatment providers, or schools. CIMS facilitates more effective partnerships via an integrated communication portal.

➢ Real-time Reporting: Law enforcement are on the front lines of most community problems. Administrators need real-time access to data about the prevalence of problems, and impact of community-based solutions. CIMS has integrated real-time reporting tools.

 

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