Local Reaction To Cancelled Province-Wide Police Database
LETHBRIDGE - The decision by the Alberta government to scrap a $55-million province-wide
police database won't have a huge impact on the Regional Police Service.
Inspector Jeff Cove says they decided to use a lot of the same software even
before this project was created. He feels it wasn't going to make a significant
change in their day to day operations, except for the fact that they were going
to have access to other police agencies information.
Cove feels another piece they will miss is the business intelligence
tools. He says "it keeps track of how our calls are dispatched, where our crimes
are happening, how we deploy our resources and it allows us to make better
Cove says that was something they were looking at before this this project
came up and because it was included they backed off, but Cove says they will now
be asking for it since most of the software is already paid for. Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12/5/2013 1:33:20 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News