Evidence TraQ has been designed to make it easier for everyone involved to submit, handle, present, and dispose of items of evidence, as well as manage the database.
While a necessary part of the job, submitting evidence and approving its disposition are not the most pleasant parts of an officer’s job. Evidence TraQ can make both tasks easier and less time consuming. If combined with Digital TraQ, the officer enters digital evidence from the same screen used to enter physical evidence.
Operating an evidence room can be very trying on custodians: managing intake and put away; taking inventory; checking items out to the lab or court; and obtaining approval to dispose of unneeded items, all the while answering questions from officers, investigators, prosecutors, and the public. Evidence TraQ can makes life easier for custodians, by automating time consuming tasks; eliminating paper case files and tickler lists and simplifying disposition. Moreover, if combined with Digital TraQ, it lifts the burden of handling DVDs out of the property room.
Investigators and prosecutors (by agency choice) find it easy to access the evidence data for presentation to court. If combined with Digital TraQ, they can access all the physical evidence and digital evidence on a case from one screen.
As a browser system that can integrate with Active Directory and run in a virtual environment, Evidence TraQ simplifies IT’s management of the software. CJIS compliant, it provides tools for role-based access to the application and an activity log as well as a cradle-to-grave item history that goes beyond the typical chain of custody.