Manual tasks, unsupported software, and limited man-power can all be motivating factors when it comes to pursuing technological solutions. BlueIQ Law Enforcement Consultants are experienced professionals that can assist with the transition to new software.
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Pain-Free IT Transitions
Change is difficult. It can be even more daunting when a technological change is on the horizon. Re-learning processes, unfamiliar tools and dashboards are just a few of the unsavory components of upgrading or switching software.
Our consultants work closely to assist law enforcement agencies in the selection of IT vendors, project design, and management of the changes associated with digitization.
We can provide customized packages and documentation to suit the needs of your agency. Software Implementation can often be closely linked with many of our other consultant services. Working with BlueIQ Law Enforcement Consultants ensures that your software initiatives relieve strain on resources instead of adding work. Here is a summary of how we can help:
Conduct analyses to identify manual processes that can be eliminated or made less error-prone through automation. Read more about process improvement here.
Match requirements of an agency to the software that best suits those needs (instead of the other way around)
Configure software to the unique needs identified
Train users thoroughly on new workflows
Document procedures for future reference and knowledge redundancy
PowerDMS is a popular software tool that can be used in a variety of applications like streamlining compliance. We specialize in assisting agencies launch or optimize their existing PowerDMS setups to make accreditation and compliance simple and easy.
What is Accreditation?Accreditation in the context of law enforcement is the status awarded to an agency which has voluntarily submitted to meet a third-party, defined set of professional standards. Those standards may require the following: A comprehensive written directive system that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities of the agency and its employees Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents Community relationship-building to improve legitimacy of policing Independent review by subject matter experts Continuous pursuit of excellence through external assessment measures
Why should my agency pursue accreditation?Accreditation encourages excellence while providing tangible and measurable results in achieving that goal. By pursuing accreditation on a state or national level, you can expect many benefits including: 1. Increased support from municipal and government officials. By conforming to objective standards, an accredited agency demonstrates their commitment to excellence, resource management, and service delivery. In turn, this inspires the confidence of government authorities in the agency's ability to efficiently and effectively serve the community. 2. Improved legitimacy in the community.Accreditation programs create opportunities for law enforcement and private citizens to work together to prevent and control challenges in the community and improve dialogue. 3. Reduction in risk, liability, and costs. Accredited agencies may see a decline in legal actions against them and are better able to defend themselves against civil lawsuits if they do arise. Many agencies also report lower costs for liability insurance or even reimbursement of the fees associated with accreditation. 4. Accountability.Accreditation standards make up a proven system that supports high-level decision making, resource allocation, and professional policing.
How can we improve our existing accreditation process?Accreditation should be an asset to an agency, not a burden. BlueIQ consultants help streamline processes within existing accreditation frameworks to reduce workload and improve the effectiveness of an agency's accreditation program. Digital solutions, workflow management, as well as remote support can transform a cumbersome process into a low-effort, high-yield program.
What type of support can BlueIQ provide for our accreditation program?BlueIQ will partner with your agency in launching a new accreditation program or supporting and improving your existing accreditation process. If your agency is interested in becoming accredited, BlueIQ consultants will assist you every step of the way. From determining which accreditation programs meet the needs of your agency, to identifying challenges and gaps, conducting preliminary evaluations and mock assessments, our consultants are experienced and highly skilled. Accreditation is a long term project and we support agencies on a continuing basis. Once a department acheives accredited status, it takes attention and skill to maintain that status - but it should not take away from valuable resources elsewhere. BlueIQ consultants provide remote support, digital mock assessments, on-site training events, hands-on tutoring, process improvement, and much more to ensure that our client agencies are able to retain the status they've worked hard to achieve. Let us know how we can help your Accreditation program today.