Hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and around the world trust Evidence Tracker® software to manage the movement and storage of their criminal evidence. When it comes to developing innovative, reliable, user-friendly evidence tracking software, there's simply no comparison. Evidence Tracker® is in a class of its own. Here are just a few of the many reasons we think you'll agree. Want to learn more? Watch the demo and see the software in action.
Evidence Tracker® is the one and only evidence tracking software product utilizing 100% browser based technology, and is designed to run on any modern web browser, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. Browser-based software has quickly become the most common development platform in the world, and for good reason. Among the major benefits to browser based software:
First off, virtually everyone has experience with web-based applications (eBay, Facebook, etc.), so they have a significant advantage when it comes to training time when compared to installable applications. Your evidence clerks (and officers, if you want) will find the Evidence Tracker interface is similar to the web-based applications they're already used to, and therefore easy to learn and use.
Evidence Tracker® can be run on any modern web browser, on any computer. You don't need to download or install additional software or applications, which means that you will never have to worry about the compatibility of your hardware or operating system. It just works, every time.
Users can access their tracking systems from any computer, anywhere. Evidence Tracker® doesn't require seat licenses or serial codes, so you can log on from any location to track and manage your criminal evidence. You'll no longer be tied to specific workstations or office boundaries.*
* Only Hosted version customers can access their tracking systems over the public internet. Purchased version customers connect to their own servers via intranet.
Customize the Evidence Tracker system to meet your specific needs.
The heart and soul of Evidence Tracker® software is system customization, which allows you to build a tracking environment that fits your specific needs. Almost every aspect of the system is open to customization, including the following:
Build an unlimited number of custom fields to collect the data that matters to you. Depending on the type of data desired, you can create new dropdown menus, radio fields, checkboxes, text input and text area fields, date and time fields and more. You can also build submenus, and submenus inside of submenus. The possibilities are limitless.
Create user profiles for each of the individuals in your agency and assign permissions depending on their specific duties and level of access.
If your agency has more than one physical location, you can designate multiple locations and levels of access for each of them.
Customize your system to correspond with your physical evidence storage locations.
Evidence Tracker® customers have the option of submitting their commonly used, handwritten lab forms to us so that we can convert them to a digital format that automatically synchronizes with their evidence tracking system.
Accountability is key when working with criminal evidence. Theft, fraud, tampering and human error can cause massive headaches if not properly regulated. For that reason, Evidence Tracker® software automatically generates a detailed and comprehensive record for every single piece of evidence in your tracking system. Chain of custody reports allow you to quickly review the possession history for any item or case; Where it's been, who's had it, when they had it, where they took it and why.
Basically, every time a transaction occurs within the system, a detailed description of that transaction is added to the item's chain of custody report, along with the date, time, location, and all other pertinent information.
Find exactly what you're looking for with Evidence Tracker® software. The Advanced Search builder enables you to create complex queries to locate items and cases matching specific criteria. Say, for instance, you're looking for all drug-related items collected in 2011, or maybe you're looking for all weapons confiscated by officer Jones in 2009, except guns. With Evidence Tracker®, building a search for those items is quick and easy. Additionally, your custom searches can be saved and reused as often as you wish.
Once you've found the items you're looking for, Evidence Tracker® makes it easy to generate reports that display desired information about your items. You can then print that data, or even export it to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Expand the boundaries of your tracking system with PDA mobility.
Expand the bounds of your tracking environment. Evidence Tracker® is designed to work with a wide range of devices, including a PDA device equipped with a bar code scanner and signature capture technology that can be used to perform transactions while on the go, as well as comprehensive discrepancy reports that let you know when items are misplaced, mislabeled or missing altogether. Gone are the days of long, frustrating manual item inventories.
Also, because Evidence Tracker® is 100% browser-based, it can be used on practically any device that utilizes a web browser, including smart phones and the Apple iPad. Pair them with a wireless bar code scanner and you've got an untethered workstation for performing item transactions.
Whether you're a major metropolitan police department or a small, county sheriff, Evidence Tracker® has a competitively priced solution designed to fit the tight constraints of your budget. Evidence Tracker® software is available in two distinct versions: hosted and purchased. Depending on your agency's specific needs and available resources, one of them may offer more advantages than the other.
With the hosted version, your database resides on our server, which you then access via a secure internet link. We essentially serve as your IT department, handling all of the maintenance, technical support, hosting and software updates.
With the purchased version, you install and maintain your database on a server at your agency. Your IT department handles the maintenance, and applies software updates as they become available.
Evidence Tracker® is loaded with useful tools and features designed to make your job easier, including, but not limited to:
Append digital pictures or other documents to the items in your system with just a few clicks.
The integrated Ticket communication system allows users of Evidence Tracker® to request and relay information related to their evidence. Alerts notify users of new and pending tickets that require their attention, and all correspondence between users is automatically stored within the system for future reference.
Perform transactions on multiple selected items simultaneously by using the Bucket system, which can be accessed from just about anywhere within the system. Print labels, run reports, perform transactions and more without having to navigate to different sections of the software.