911 CENTER INSTALLS NEW SOFTWARE TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT

911 CENTER INSTALLS NEW SOFTWARE TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT

Beginning Nov. 1, 2002, and continuing for five consecutive days, new software will be installed at the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority and at the offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, the Las Cruces Police Department and the NMSU Police Department. The new software is designed to allow interagency information sharing that will enhance law enforcement efforts in the region.

In order to bring the Police Records Information and Offense Reporting System online, all four agencies are coordinating to convert existing reports and make preparations for entering new reports into the improved system. Conversion is expected to be coordinated during the period of Nov. 1-4, with completion and testing scheduled for Nov. 5.

During the conversion period, computer-generated police reports will not be available to the public. Once the PRIORS system has passed testing and is put on-line, personnel from all agencies will work to input new data from the days of the conversion period into the system.

Once that task is completed, regular data-entry schedules will resume, and reports will once again be available to the public.

Residents who need copies of existing law-enforcement reports should make arrangements to procure copies before the conversion process begins Nov. 1.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.