CSI Technology Speeds Things Up for Gloucester's Top Cops
CSI Technology has installed InfoShare in Gloucester County, facilitating information sharing between the County Prosecutor’s Office and campus and local police.
Using iPads and Android digital tablets that are already a part of everyday life, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has made the switch to digital by way of a new software system called InfoShare.
Over the past three years, the massive paperwork once generated by the county’s 22 municipal police departments – incident reports, Miranda forms, photographs, handwritten witness statements and other official records – has been transformed into digital documents.
Before InfoShare, a criminal investigation in Gloucester County could produce a file cabinet full of paperwork collected or produced by local law enforcement officers and then shared with attorneys in the prosecutor’s office in order to litigate the resulting court cases.
Now, all Gloucester County police departments as well as Rowan University police can transmit documents needed for prosecution with the tap of a keyboard rather than the old fashioned handwritten or typed and copied way.
“InfoShare eliminates the time-consuming steps of copying, packaging and mailing documents,” said GCPO Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Brook, who prosecutes computer crimes.
West Deptford’s Chief Craig Mangano said using InfoShare saves his department a lot of time that is better spent on the street.
“Even for the smallest of cases, there can be a considerable amount of paper,” said Mangano. “InfoShare streamlines the process of document transfer.”
Besides reducing the paper clutter, the InfoShare technology also speeds things up for Gloucester’s top cops in the prosecutor’s office.
“It has been said that justice delayed is justice denied,” Brook suggested. “The InfoShare system brings more immediacy to the process and fights unnecessary delay as the prosecutor’s office continues its mission to administer justice for its constituency.”