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  • Anybody using IAPro/Blueteam, Guardian Tracking, or some other similar product?

    I'm researching supervisory oriented software like IA Pro's Blue Team and Guardian Tracking. Have any of you used those products or anything similar? I've used blue team before and I did a little research on Guardian Tracking and like what I see.

    If you don't know either product either an employee or supervisor makes an entry for certain activities. For example my last place had officers complete a Blue Team use of force page if they used force. When officers were in collisions the supervisor would make an entry and attach a copy of the collision report.

    Guardian tracking is a messaging system that allows both good and bad things to be tracked. An agency programs categories and then you can have administrators notified if certain reports are made or some threshold is reached such as a certain number of minor collisions or uses of force.

    If anybody uses any other products I'd be interested to hear what you use and if you like it. We are a medium sized PD that is not extremely busy.
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    Sounds like a system to go after cops? Sure they pitch it as "allowing us track track good and bad". But in reality, Im sure it's anything but good for the regular cop.

    For example: Software that alerts the chain of command if you break 100 mph. Sounds reasonable? No cop should be drving that fast unless they call in a pursuit.

    Reality: It might be reasonable, unless you work traffic on a highway. Do the math if I am stationary, and violator passes me at 90 mph. Reasonable scenario.

    That's just one example. I get the bosses want this stuff, but it's no good for the cop on patrol, I don't care how you spin it.
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    • #3
      Looking to screw over your troops huh.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tmg View Post
        Looking to screw over your troops huh.
        For somebody who's been on the forum as long as you I'd appreciate if you wouldn't jump to conclusions about my character as a cop or a supervisor. In this case I'm just the junior probationary sergeant who got assigned to look into these products for a boss.
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        • #5
          We have Blueteam. We have to use it any time we use reportable force, deploy a rifle, get into an accident, or get into a pursuit. It also has thresholds for "early intervention," which track certain benchmarks to make sure you don't have an officer doing a use of force report twice a week while the average is once or twice a year.

          We (street cops) don't love it, but if it's managed properly, it seems like a decent tool. The Use of Force report form on it is pretty user friendly and simple to navigate for me, but some take a whole shift to figure it out.

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            Sounds like a system to go after cops? Sure they pitch it as "allowing us track track good and bad". But in reality, Im sure it's anything but good for the regular cop.

            For example: Software that alerts the chain of command if you break 100 mph. Sounds reasonable? No cop should be drving that fast unless they call in a pursuit.

            Reality: It might be reasonable, unless you work traffic on a highway. Do the math if I am stationary, and violator passes me at 90 mph. Reasonable scenario.

            That's just one example. I get the bosses want this stuff, but it's no good for the cop on patrol, I don't care how you spin it.
            That exact circumstance played out where I work. Tickets went down 30% and "they" can't figure out why.

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            • #7
              We have guardian tracker...it's basically used by both our supervisors and our troops as an 'atta boy' system. But, as far as I can see, it's not used very often. My partner put one in for me when I found a wallet in a gas station bathroom and tracked the owner down. A couple of supervisors put comments on it when I was involved in a shots fired incident that turned into an hours long standoff. I've really never used it because I just don't think about it...my opinion, and others, is it was a waste of money.

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              • #8
                My agency uses IAPro. Only IA uses it. Those not assigned to IA have no access to it. We used to have this stupid thing called Evalis. It was supposed to replace all of the paperwork related to internal investigations and discipline, track use of force and serve as an early identification system, but (shocker) it didn't work. So supervisors had to use Evalis AND still use the old forms. Thankfully it was long gone before I became a supervisor.


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