The Ewing Police
Department employs the latest in
assist it officers in the performance of duties.
In the station:
Computer Aided Dispatching allows our Dispatchers to
quickly identify callers and their locations and send
the appropriate help as requested. It interfaces with
our 9-1-1, AVL and GIS map systems to visually display
the location of the call and the nearest police unit. It
recommends the proper unit or units depending on the
type of the call.
Computerized Police Records System allows the
officers to enter reports directly into the system
eliminating the need to hand write each and every
report. Common data is available to be used on any
report along with previously archived data. The reports
can be completed, edited, approved, viewed and printed
anywhere in the police department that a computer is
AVL or Automatic Vehicle Location System
is installed in our front line patrol vehicles which
allow us to know the location of these vehicles at all
times. AVL is used by the dispatch center to quickly
locate the closest available unit to an assignment.
Above is a sample view
of the Department's Vehicle Global Positioning System.
This system allows headquarters to see, via a computer
screen, the location of all road vehicles. As you can
see by the red arrows,
each car and identifying number is tracked as it patrols
the township and is updated every few hundred feet.
NOTE: THIS IS
A SAMPLE SCREEN DEMONSTRATION THAT IS NOT LIVE
Digital photography has replaced film as media used
to take and store pictures. Digital mug shots are taken
of arrested individuals and sent electronically to a
central depository at the county and state level. Our
Patrol and Traffic Officers along with our CSIís have
digital cameras available to them to document incidents
Digital Fingerprinting has replaced the mess of
applying ink to a pad, rolling a finger through the ink
and applying the print to a print card. Today we take
that same finger and roll it on a glass window and
capture the print digitally. Once done the prints are
electronically sent to the NJ State Police for
Mobile Data Computers are installed in our front
line patrol cars. These computers allow the officer to
receive his assignments by radio and see them on his
computer at the same time. The officer can see the same
information that was received by the dispatcher.
Additionally the officer can complete any report that is
required in his vehicle using the MDC.
Think GIS is the mapping system we use to display
(track) our patrol cars using AVL. We also display the
incoming 9-1-1 calls and our current police assignments
on this system. The system also allows us to ďpin mapĒ
prior crime statistics to establish trends and methods
to combat and prevent crime.
Digitally Encrypted Radio System allows us the
ability to transmit secure radio transmissions from our
station to the cars in the field. This prevents unwanted
monitoring of the patrol officers response to a call.
Itís easier to catch them if they donít know were
Each front line patrol car has a Digital In-Car
Camera System that records the officerís interaction
with drivers during car stops and other calls for
service. It is activated either automatically or
manually depending on the situation. The digital video
files automatically download to a server when the patrol
car returns to the police station. This replaced a
system using VCR video tapes that required manual
changing several times a day.