Lane County, Ore., Awards $7.7 Million Contract to Motorola for Digital Justice Solution

System to streamline information sharing for city and county consortium

by / August 20, 2003
EUGENE, Ore. -- Lane County, Ore., has selected Motorola to design, install and maintain an integrated Digital Justice Solution (DJS) system. Bigger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, Lane County is home to more than 325,000 residents and spans approximately 4,500 square miles.

The system will include computer aided dispatch (CAD), records management and mobile applications technologies and will allow agencies throughout the county to share information and communicate more effectively.

The fully integrated DJS will include the Premier CAD computer-aided dispatch system, Infotrak LRMS (Law Records Management System), Premier MDC and Premier MDC Reporting applications and integration of the county's Offendertrak Corrections Management System, installed in 2002. The system also includes Justice Systems' FullCourt, court case management system. The company's Integration Framework architecture will connect the network of systems together.

This system represents the second phase of a major interagency information conversion. When completed, the new network will enable the Area Information Records System (AIRS), a regional consortium of city and county public-safety agencies and courts, to quickly and efficiently respond to calls, handle incidents and administer related court cases. The consortium serves more than 80 agencies, including the Lane County Sheriff, Eugene Police and Fire, Springfield Police and Fire, Eugene Municipal Courts, Springfield Municipal Courts, Lane County Justice Courts and others.

Premier CAD will streamline the dispatching process for AIRS member agencies by further automating call taking and dispatching functions. With Premier CAD, dispatchers can use the same system to initiate and manage incidents and dispatch resources. The system will enable the automation of information to expedite communications between the public and an agency's field units.

The system will also include Infotrak LRMS (Law Records Management System). Participating agency officials will be able to effectively manage the recording, indexing and tracking of criminal and non-criminal related incidents. Reports are stored electronically, which accelerates the retrieval and routing process and eliminates the need for paper records.

As part of this system, AIRS agencies will also use Premier MDC in a total of approximately 150 public safety vehicles. Premier MDC is a wireless mobile data solution that allows officers to quickly and securely access critical information on incidents, vehicles and individuals. Premier MDC Reporting provides a complete mobile reporting solution, enabling public safety personnel in the field to quickly create accurate reports.

Integration between the systems will allow AIRS Consortium participants access to information created in any of the systems from any of the other systems, as appropriate to business needs.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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