Somers, NY. — IBM announced that the Toronto Police Service will replace its current software infrastructure with IBM technology. The department expects to increase productivity and slash technology costs in half as a result.
The Toronto Police Service, the fifth largest Municipal law enforcement agency in North America, chose IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as the platform for its current and future applications.
IBM’s infrastructure software, including DB2, WebSphere Application Server and MQSeries, will be used as the foundation for a first of its kind crime reporting application known as eCops, (Enterprise Case and Occurrence Processing System). The application will support more than 7,000 users and is estimated to save the organization more than $4 million. DB2 will also become the new foundation for the organization’s PeopleSoft human resource application.
Using IBM’s software as the foundation for eCops will provide officers with an electronic method of processing missing person reports, crime cases and occurrences, warrants and other criminal information. Data mining technology and extensive mapping and geocoding will help analyze trends and crime patterns for faster reaction and more efficient utilization of resources. Wireless access via mobile laptops and the ability to cross reference Toronto Police data with international agencies will also be implemented.
“Our goal is to identify problems earlier, address them quickly and reduce the effect on our communities we are paid to serve, ” said Inspector Mike Farrar of the Toronto Police Service. “The scalability, cost effectiveness and industry-leading technology found in DB2 will be critical to our success.”
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