SPD Adopting New Records Management System

The Seattle Police Department is adopting a new records management system, for documenting and processing police reports and crime data. As part of the new system adoption, the department is anticipating impacts to some tools linked to our previous records management program.

Among the anticipated impacts:

  • Tweets by Beat, the My Neighborhood Crime Map, online police reports and crime dashboards may be temporarily disabled or updated infrequently during and after the switch over. Seattle IT will work to remedy these issues as quickly as possible.
  • The timing of records requests from the public, attorneys, insurance agencies and others will be impacted as staff become familiar with the new system.
  • Front desk services at SPD headquarters—including requests for police reports, fingerprinting and concealed pistol license renewals—may be delayed.

Other services may be affected and the department will provide updates on major outages, significant updates, and repairs to our tools as more information becomes available. It’s also possible that everything goes smoothly and you just read all of this for nothing, so let’s keep our fingers crossed!