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Mark43 and CIBRS: Law Enforcement Data Collection in California

California is not only the most populous state but also home to the most police officers in the U.S. That means on any given day, California likely has more individuals collecting crime data than anywhere else. For agencies using Mark43 RMS — which natively handles CIBRS reporting requirements — the time and resources needed to…

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TCOLE, TIBRS & More: Mark43 for Texas Agencies

Both large and small law enforcement agencies in Texas have to comply with state-specific requirements while on the job. Mark43 customers in Texas have inspired new features for our public safety platform, increasing the ease-of-use and seamless workflows for users. A few examples of these priorities include the features our team designed below.  TCOLE Stop…

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Dual-Cloud & Demographic Stop Reporting: Mark43 for Florida Agencies

Law enforcement and public safety technology cannot be one-size-fits-all. The Mark43 mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. Put into practice, our team spends dedicated time creating solutions that work for each of our customer agencies – not forcing them into…

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Organizations Bridging the Police-Community Gap

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re highlighting organizations that work tirelessly to improve the relationships between people of color and the law enforcement and public safety organizations in their communities. Learn more about each of them, and how you can support them, below.  The Center for Justice Research  The Center for Justice Research is…

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How to Adjust to Working Remotely

For many people in the law enforcement and public safety community, the COVID-19 pandemic may be the first time you’ve experienced remote work. At Mark43, we’re lucky to have been well prepared for all-virtual work before this all started. We’re sharing some of our favorite practices with everyone who is trying to adjust to this…

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How The Placentia Police Department Uses Mark43 to Empower Dispatchers and Officers with Data

The Challenge Placentia Police Department (PPD) works hard to enrich the quality of life of Placentia citizens by preventing organized crime and transient theft. However, a paper-heavy records management system (RMS) and aging computer aided dispatch (CAD) technology made it difficult for officers to proactively protect and serve the city’s 50,000 citizens. Fundamental reporting tasks,…

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How the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Decreased Report Writing Time by 80%

The Challenge The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) employs over 3,700 sworn officers and coordinates activities with 40+ other law enforcement agencies in the nation’s capital. When Chief Cathy Lanier assumed leadership of MPD in 2007, police reports were still written by hand. Chief Lanier quickly made strides to transform MPD into a technology-savvy…

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How The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Trained on Mark43 RMS in 13 Days

The Challenge The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) serves the third-most populous county in Oregon with approximately 500 sworn and civilian staff. In 2018, the department began to outgrow its homegrown records management system (RMS) as the county urbanized and crime began to increase. CCSO migrated to Versaterm’s RMS which quickly proved to be a…

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How the Richmond Police Quickly Accesses Data with Mark43 RMS

The Challenge When the 188 sworn officers of the Richmond Police Department take to the streets every day, they’re making the city a safer place to live, by preventing crime and catching criminals. But for several years, technology stood in the way of the department’s mission to protect the city’s 102,000 citizens. Specifically, the department’s…

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Engineers Team Up to Improve Gender Diversity at Mark43 and Beyond

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m excited to share what Mark43 is doing to improve gender diversity in our engineering team and the tech industry more broadly. U.S. companies struggle with diversity across the board, but technology companies are known for having particularly poor diversity figures. Let’s start with our numbers. These are based…

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