Poulsbo Police and other Kitsap agencies will have a new records management system

The Poulsbo Police Department, along with five other local law enforcement agencies in Kitsap County, will have a new public safety records management system, increasing data functionality, providing new automated interfaces , improving case management and enabling greater collaboration and reporting.

Poulsbo City Council has approved the city’s police department’s entry into an interlocal agreement with Kitsap County for co-ownership of the new software. For more than 20 years, PPD has shared the old system with the five surrounding agencies. The existing system is no longer being upgraded and has reached the end of its useful life, according to documents.

“This is an agreement with all county law enforcement agencies to share the records management system that we use for all operations that we conduct,” PPD Chief Ron Harding said. .

“Our share represents 8% of the total number of license users. We are locked into this rate for the terms of the agreement. It has been under construction for more than two years. This is essential for the operational element of our ability to enforce the law.

An expenditure of $150,000 is required and is included in the City’s budget.

In a related matter, the board also approved acceptance of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police helmet distribution grant. On March 15, the city received a $1,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from WASPC. The funding is for law enforcement agencies to provide helmets to people who don’t wear a helmet while riding a bike or skateboard. The program is funded with the goal of reducing traumatic brain injury statewide.

The council also held a sewer functional plan workshop with the sewer technical advisory committee. The presentation focused on the technical work that has been completed so far, the proposed six-year capital improvement plan, assessment of sewer operation and maintenance personnel, financial analysis and coordination. with Kitsap County.

The meeting also marked the first time in more than two years that most council members met in person in the council chambers of city hall. The two board members who stayed away were Connie Lord and Jeff McGinty.