Ottawa Kansas PD Case Study

  • Population: 13,000 (Estimate)
  • Client Since: 2015
  • Project: Incode Public Safety
  • Profile: The Ottawa Kansas Police Department in East Kansas is a part of a metro area with a population of more than 2.5 million people. The Ottawa Kansas PD serves a small town of about 13,000 people. The State of Kansas requires their agencies to comply with Incident Based Reporting standards, or IBR.

Challenge

The Ottawa PD struggled with submitting accurate data to the state to comply with IBR standards. Without IBR standards, officers were submitting reports to the state with errors without knowing. When reports with errors are reported up the chain, statistics become skewed, and the overall information is inaccurate. This can impede on an agency’s ability to properly track and resolve crime trends in their area.

Solution

To mitigate issues with reporting and comply with state law, the Ottawa PD implemented Tyler Technologies Incode public safety in 2015.

I believe that Incode makes reporting up IBR very easy

Adam Weingartner

Police Chief, Ottawa Kansas PD

Results

Using Tyler’s Incode public safety solutions, the Ottawa PD:

  • Streamlined IBR using the solution’s dedicated interface designed for improved reporting standards
  • Avoids making errors while using the Incode interface which prompts users to fill information into the blanks with a straight-forward color-coded system
  • Reports more accurately and consistently with state standards thanks to an easier reporting process
  • Provides accurate statistics to the community regarding crime rates

The Incode system makes the approval process very easy, and it’s very efficient in everything you do. I really like having it at my disposal.

Adam Weingartner

Police Chief, Ottawa Kansas PD

Case Study Highlights

  • Significantly reduced errors in Incident Based Reporting
  • Better statistics to educate and prevent crime
  • Seamless end-user experience

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