Queensland Police will shortly tune-up of its Stolen Property and Information Reporting System (SPIRS) and add support for a raft of Oracle-based applications.
The SPIRS collects and stores data collected from pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers. This data can then be queried to show the interaction of people, property and a pawnbroker or second-hand dealer.
In addition to maintenance and support the SPIRS will be integrated with the agency’s Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME) system
QPRIME allows Police officers to manage issues relating to missing persons, street/stop checks, Crime Stoppers files, sudden deaths, traffic crashes, marine and traffic complaints.
In addition to the enhancement and integration work, Queensland Police will also provide additional support for its Oracle database deployment which underpins the organisation’s complex application environment.
At present Queensland Police has eight applications, including SPIRS, that utilise Oracle databases running on UNIX and Windows platforms.
The applications include education and training offering Advance2, an investigation management and control system, a client service system originally developed by the Crime and Misconduct Commission as well as operations management platform OpenView.
The news follows a report that Queensland Police has of late been upping its focus on technology to solve crime. In July the agency said it was using information sourced from electronic fare Go Cards to investigate crime.
In June the Queensland Government pledged $44.5 million to the state departments of Police and the Justice and Attorney-General for the implementation of a permanent telecommunications interception capability as part of the government's 2010-2011 Budget.