West Haven PD Adopts Digital Booking

Real-time search and retrieval to speed investigations and promote information sharing.

by / December 5, 2003
WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- The West Haven Police Department, Conn. wanted a way to speed investigations and enable real-time data accessibility so it selected a Crime Capture System (CCS), a digital imaging solution for automated capture, storage and retrieval of booking images and related information. West Haven will also deploy Crime Web, browser-based software for conducting investigative searches via an intranet.

"West Haven PD is committed to providing professional, knowledgeable and thorough law enforcement services to ensure the safety and well-being of our community," said Sgt. Joe Wynosky of West Haven PD.

ImageWare will provide a digital booking, identification and investigative solution that will enable West Haven to easily capture images including mug shots, scars, marks and tattoos, in addition to related text information. CCS users can quickly retrieve this information to create photo lineups, digital mug books and generate wanted posters. Users can also print employee, visitor or inmate ID cards and wristbands with photos and bar codes.

With Crime Web, officers in the field can access the central CCS database and conduct real-time searches; quickly retrieve booking information; and create photo lineups and mug books via the department's mobile data system.

All data and images in CCS and Crime Web will be automatically synchronized with the department's current records management system, which eliminates duplicate data entry and further streamlines the booking process by enabling real-time data sharing.

The company also offers add-on facial recognition and digital composite sketching modules that further speed the investigative process by enabling officers to easily create a digital suspect composite and search against an agency's mug shot database for potential matches. Facial recognition searches can also be conducted from scanned and imported images.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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