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I/leads computer report writing system

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Mandy_and_me_max50

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Posted almost 4 years ago

 

     My agency recently went to this computer system. We are now completely "paperless". However the system has slashed productivity by a huge margin and seems to have turned street cops into nothing more then data entry workers. I have been using it for 5 months now and was hoping as I used it more and more it would get easier. I think the opposite has happened and it is getting even more user UNfriendly and time consuming. Anyone else use this system? What are your thoughts on it. Will it get better....please God tell me it gets better!

Fut_pursuit_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

My condolences to you, my department put that program into use in '07. It took most officers a year to get good with it. About the first year an a half the system was not "live" in the cars which meant the MDTs and main servers did not communicate automatically which led to frequent fliers having 20+ name files and computer crashing in middle of report and everything you had worked on being lost in cyberspace... It's not too bad now, but not very user friendly, in a year you will feel less like data entry clerk and more like a UCR compliance clerk. The best is when the system and then central records clerk tells you you need to add criminal mischief charge to a burglary report because there was damage.... sigh.... Maybe they got these bugs worked out on our dept. but doesn't sound like it.


The other big downside is prisoner sitting behind you while you type screaming in your ear about all the "lies" you are writing... I know I'll think of more things to complain about.... Good luck

Mandy_and_me_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

I call the System Skynet becasue I am pretty sure its going to become self aware and kill us all

Policecross_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

My agency went to that report system last year as well.  There are definite drawbacks to it, but the officers have told me that it does get easier.  I think our department's biggest struggle with it is that it crashes the MDTs a lot.  Information overload!  We do not have the actual I-LEADS system on the dispatch consoles (conern over crashing the computers in here) but we do have a system that "links" our CAD to it so we can view subjects/incidents/reports. 


It's defnitely not as user-friendly as some systems are, but I promise that in time it will get better.  it took our officers quite a while to get used to it but it gets better and will be easier.  Keep doing what you are doing....and thanks for the job you do!  :)

The_cops_max50

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FCPD0341 says ...



I call the System Skynet becasue I am pretty sure its going to become self aware and kill us all



BUMP!

Tbl_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

I sure hope it gets easier... I do have that UCR compliance clerk feeling. That is for sure!


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1202749377_m_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

My department uses It.  It does take a bit of getting use to and I think it could be more user friendly indeed.  But, if you learn to use it well, then it does drop down the tree killing.  But that being said I'm still not a big fan of it. 

Winter_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Our department uses the Ileads Records Management System. Is this the same as the Ileads Report Writing System? I have read the other posts pertaining to this system and they sound like someone from this department wrote the post. We are having trouble with the system. It seems the records clerks run the show. We feel like data entry clerks.  The officers complain often that they have no time to patrol due to the time required to write a report. I dont write many reports due to my job mainly being approving the reports the officers write. I know there has to be better software out there that is more user friendly. This system is very complicated and takes forever to write even the simpliest reports. There has got to be a better way of going paperless.

1979_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Technology is not always a good thing. I can probably fill out a written report just as legible and quicker than these new guys with their computers in their vehicles, plus I don't have to do it twice, once when talking to the victim and again when I get into the vehicle and back at my computer. Some things are better left as they were.

Fut_pursuit_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Yes they are the same thing.


 


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Our department uses the Ileads Records Management System. Is this the same as the Ileads Report Writing System? I have read the other posts pertaining to this system and they sound like someone from this department wrote the post. We are having trouble with the system. It seems the records clerks run the show. We feel like data entry clerks.  The officers complain often that they have no time to patrol due to the time required to write a report. I dont write many reports due to my job mainly being approving the reports the officers write. I know there has to be better software out there that is more user friendly. This system is very complicated and takes forever to write even the simpliest reports. There has got to be a better way of going paperless.


Terry00007_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

What happend to the good old days of taking your perp back to the station house, putting him/her in a holding cell, and doing your reports in a nice quiet office or report room? Ahhhh yes!! Those were the days.

Jpd_new_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

What happened???  Some family member needed a Gov't contract and a job!  LOL!  All this computer entry stuff takes the "Police" out of Police Work.  Paperless crash reports, e-tickets, user un-friendly booking computers, computer based training, not having informational flyers or brief sheets because you PD is going green.  When they put a new laptop in my squad, they had to take the current Windows program out and downgrade it with the older version to make it compatable with the State's system.  Tech people are making a fortune on Police Departments everywhere.  It's a shame when a Town has to lay off Police Officers because of the added cost of needed upgrading in systems.  


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