Support Services / Information and Technology Section
The Information and Technology (IT) section of the Longmont Department of Public Safety, Support Services Division is comprised of two unique work groups: the Technical Support Unit and the Records Unit. The focus of these two units is long-range planning, acquisition, implementation and support of technology used in Public Safety and the maintenance, dissemination, and retention of criminal justice and fire records in compliance with local, state and federal law.
Technical Support Unit
Application support an administration for police and fire specific data systems if provided by the public safety technical support team. These systems include, but are not limited to, automated fingerprinting, photo capture, police and fire incident reporting, criminal intelligence collection, traffic accident reporting, ,electronic ticketing and other hosted or owned systems.
Public Safety IT management is responsible for researching, budgeting, planning and implementation of information systems and hardware equipment to support the needs of public safety employees. The public safety IT team works with City Enterprise Technology Services staff to coordinate implementation of public safety IT projects to ensure compliance with City-wide standards.
Two Mobile Data Computer Specialists and an Application Support Analyst provide technical support for employees in the Safety and Justice Building, six fire stations, five police substation offices, a shooting range, and computer equipment in police and fire vehicles. Public Safety technical support personnel are on-call for after hours emergency technical support. The Public Safety IT section also provides statistical data and reports for department staff and other public safety stakeholders.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation - Colorado Crime Information Computer System Coordinator
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is responsible for maintaining the Colorado Crime Information Center's (CCIC) computer system which provides Colorado criminal justice agencies with the ability to rapidly exchange information for the prevention crime and protection of life and property. Each agency with access to the state's computer system is required to appoint both a CCIC Coordinator and a Local Agency Security Officer (LASO) to act as a central point of contact for matters related to local system administration, user training and support, and security compliance. Longmont's Public Safety Information and Technology Manager fulfills these responsibilities.
Records Accuracy and Release
The Records Unit is the central point of contract for matters relating to the maintenance, release, dissemination, accuracy, and retention of criminal justice and fire records in compliance with local, state and federal laws. Requests include, but are not limited to, criminal history records, police or fire incident reports, medical records, accident reports, address activity reports, sex offender registration lists and a variety of requests.
Court Order Compliance
Staff in the Records Unit are responsible for department compliance with petitions and court orders to seal or expunge records. When a petition or order is received, personnel in Records notify the appropriate department personnel so that an objection to a petition can be brought to the attention of the court or, in the case of a court order, the steps can be taken to comply with the order and seal the record.
Uniform Crime Reports, National Incident Based Reports, and National Fire Information System Reports
Colorado Revised Statute 24-33.5-412(5) requires law enforcement agencies to provide information to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the form of monthly Uniform Crime Reports 9UCR) using the National Incident Based Reporting (NIBRS) format. The Records Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that Longmont's UCR reports are complete, timely, and accurate. In addition, Fire Services incident records are submitted to the appropriate state agency for National Fire Information Reporting System (NFIRS).
Sex Offender Registration/Tracking/Compliance (Records Unit)
After initial sex offender registration paperwork has been completed by the Report Taker Unit, personnel assigned to the Records Unit are responsible for entering sex offenders into the Colorado Sex Offender Registry as required by law. The Records Unit insures that registrant information is updated or cleared when a registrant updates information or relocates outside the city limits of Longmont. The Records Unit supervisor is responsible for tracking sex offender registration fees when the registrant is unable to pay at the time of registration. If agreements to pay later are not honored, the unit supervisor sends billing information to Accounts Receivable. Registrants pay registration and re-registration fees.
Colorado Crime Information and National Crime Information Center Records
The Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), as set up by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), are computerized indexes of criminal justice information concerning crimes, persons, vehicles and property of interest on a statewide and nationwide basis. Records personnel are advanced level users of these computer systems and insure that Longmont criminal justice information is entered, verified, updated, and canceled in compliance with CBI and FBI policies and procedures.
Public Safety Information and Technology Manager is Denise Wood . (303) 651-8506
Public Safety Information and Technology reports to the Support Services Deputy Chief. DC Rob Spendlow can be reached by email or by phone at (303) 651-8535.