Evidence Gathering and Management to Get Smarter in 2015
With smartphone usage growing 25 percent between 2013 and 2014 to the extent that over half the U.S. population will be using smartphones in 2015, iCrimefighter projects huge growth for smartphone apps within the law enforcement community.
"It's a natural evolution," attested Kavi Turnbull, iCrimeFighter COO. "The more familiar people are with a technology in their everyday lives, the more they seek out how to use that technology in their work lives. That's why so many police and other law enforcement agencies are turning to smartphones and their apps for evidence collecting and management, communications with the public, and checking databases while in the field.”
For instance, with a smartphone or tablet, paired with the iCrimeFighter mobile app, officers can very simply and easily capture video, audio, photographs, dictation and notes to document a case while at the scene. No longer do they need to inventory a video camera, still camera, recorder, notebook, and laptop and carry them to and from each and every scene. Once the evidence is captured, the system then organizes the evidence by case, saving hours of routine paperwork, and automatically uploads it to a secure cloud server for later retrieval and processing via a portal at www.iCrimeFighter.com.
Information is then removed from the smart phone or tablet. As such, it provides a single solution for all basic evidence gathering requirements, replacing the multiple devices and outmoded software systems being used today. Not only is this more convenient and intuitive, but on average, can save users 30 minutes per case.
"Importantly, the system is easy to understand and to operate," emphasized Police Chief Joel Scharf of the Big Lake (Minn.) Police Department. "If an officer knows how to take a photograph with a smart phone, he or she will effortlessly understand how to use the iCrimeFighter system."
For law enforcement, the smartphone and app is not only less expensive to purchase, but much more affordable to use and a major benefit for agencies under budget stress.
The iCrimeFighter system is available now from the Apple App Store. Simply download to the smart device by registering for access to iCrimeFighter.com. To continue using the service, just sign up. There is no long-term contract and pricing starts at only $12 per month per user. Volume rates are also available.