Traditional warrant processes are cost intensive for police departments, the courts and jurisdictions. Automating these processes through an eWarrants system can save agencies thousands of personnel hours annually in the processing, validation and service of warrants.
Ewarrants provides a secure digital repository and communication system to share and exchange warrant-related documents, such as affidavits and notices of violation or arrest in a criminal case, with law enforcement, prosecutors, clerks and judges. This system enables real-time access to warrant information for authorized users from any location on the network. It promotes transparency in the legal process and reduces the administrative workload for court staff.
In Ohio, a new eWarrants database launched in 2008 allows law enforcement officers to instantly see the latest warrant status, including any pending and/or outstanding warrants for a suspect. The system also improves the accuracy of background checks for state and federal law enforcement agencies.
One of the most significant benefits of eWarrants is that it can help to eliminate the backlog of unserved warrants. The Jefferson County eWarrants system, for example, was recently used to serve an arrest warrant for murder, 1st degree robbery and evidence tampering. When the officer ran the suspect’s name through a search of the Ewarrants database, she was able to identify him and place him under arrest.
eWarrants provides a cost-effective solution that offers the flexibility to tailor its functionality to meet specific needs, such as an increased capacity for the storage of warrants for more complex cases or more frequent searches. Additionally, eWarrants can be integrated with an agency’s RMS, CMS and Mobile/CAD vendors to provide a seamless user experience. Ewarrants