GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England, Aug. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Gloucestershire Police have purchased a new Records Management System (RMS) to replace their current system. NicheRMS is an RMS that manages all aspects of crime registration, investigation, intelligence, vulnerability, prevention activities, detainee management, volunteer assistance and property management, as well as electronic case preparation.
"The NicheRMS acquisition will be a huge step forward, providing us with a single system that will consolidate a number of functions and enable greater collaboration with other forces and agencies," Police Chief Rod Hansen said. "This investment supports the police's ongoing efforts to continually improve and improve, particularly improving our service to victims and witnesses. The NicheRMS acquisition is yet another example of our determination to provide our officers and staff with the best tools for the work, with IT adding value to their work to keep the people of Gloucestershire safe from harm."
NicheRMS should enable police to improve the way they record crime, ensuring they can meet national standards and, crucially, help police comply with the Victims Code. It should also act as a single source of truth and help the organization become more data compliant.
NicheRMS has a series of intelligent and automated Guided Entry Forms (GEFs) that will make it easy to enter information and let the user know if there are any missing fields that need to be filled out. The platform will provide an integrated Public Protection Notification (PPN), a Mental Health Form, and other opportunities such as a Missing Person module that will allow the user to view previous missing episodes. There will be an interface to STORM that will feed STORM data directly into NicheRMS, eliminating the need to enter details twice.
NicheRMS can also support a wide range of other policing functions, such as anti-social behavior and integrated offender management, thus providing enhanced or newly integrated features and opportunities. There will be potential to develop links with the Rights Management System; with Livescan (for fingerprints); and with Single Online Home (which is useful when people report crime via the Gloucestershire Police website); it also provides an interface to Pronto and will have an address gazetteer.
NicheRMS also offers the opportunity to adopt more modules that will integrate with other systems so that their effectiveness can increase over time. It also promises to dramatically improve the way police store, retrieve and analyze data and gives the Force a chance to move away from old legacy systems that are not compatible or linked together.
"The decision to move to NicheRMS is a substantial and vital investment that will go a long way toward realizing the priorities of my Police and Crime Prevention Plan," said Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson. "An effective records management system is essential for modern police, it allows us to use good quality data to investigate crimes, build strong evidentiary cases, and ultimately identify criminals and ensure justice for victims. NicheRMS will provide us here in Gloucestershire a more integrated way of working that will help civil servants do their jobs more efficiently using streamlined and intuitive processes, all of which will help deliver an improved service to the public."
NicheRMS is used by nearly two out of three forces (which integrate it into their command and control systems), so the adoption of NicheRMS will enable great collaboration with partners across the country. It will be much easier to manage and participate in joint operations and intelligence sharing with neighboring police forces that are also using NicheRMS, such as Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Gloucestershire Police will also join the Minerva Program, a group of 28 police forces using NicheRMS to work together to tackle cross-border crime. Being part of Minerva will allow law enforcement to consolidate a variety of standalone systems into NicheRMS.
For Gloucestershire Police, NicheRMS is a big step towards a single system that will deliver much of what their staff need to do their jobs.
About Niche Technology and NicheRMS
At Niche, we focus on the information demands of frontline agents when seconds count. NicheRMS365's responsive user interface provides a consistent and intuitive user experience across phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop devices, so agencies can simply train once and use anywhere, on any device.
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