When it comes to keeping the community safe, justice and public safety organizations rely on Sciens to deliver the tools to get the job done.
With more than 60% of most city and county budgets dedicated to justice and public safety services, management is turning to technology to optimize operations and enhance their ability to meet their mission.
Our services focus on harnessing the multitude of technologies and processes that operate within the different branches of justice and public safety organizations. Automating and connecting the operational environment of public safety systems is crucial for efficient delivery of lifesaving services.
Sciens brings order to technology. We streamline forms and processes to eliminate redundancy or inefficiencies, and manage the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies. When technology improves productivity, police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire departments and courts can stay focused on the business of protecting people.
We look at the entire service delivery cycle of public safety and justice. We consider the interaction of operations, not only within the agencies, but also among private sector organizations, such as power plants and universities, in order to develop a cohesive end-to-end plan that ensures optimal response times with little margin for error.
Better Service, Lower Price
Public safety agencies – and the citizens they serve – want to improve service response times and reduce errors through standardized call handling, dispatch protocols, training and interoperability across jurisdictions. Yet budget constraints are pressuring jurisdictions to find ways to lower their operating costs. Consolidating systems and processes is an effective approach to cutting costs and enhancing services.
Although consolidation offers a lot of benefits, it can also pose significant challenges. Concerns about consolidation and new technologies can cloud perceptions and slow the opportunity for organizations to grow. Governance, funding, and control of the consolidated body can many times obstruct progress. But experience has shown that agencies that have consolidated operations have had greater access to federal and state grant funding.
Sciens collaborates with agencies to assess their current environments, examine the real value of any consolidation to each of the jurisdictions, and make recommendations based on information – not perception. We help to create a plan for any consolidation, including budget, technology and personnel. More importantly, we support efforts to build a consensus for change.
Courts are operating under severe economic pressures facing increasingly complex workloads. Technology is a powerful enabler that can empower courts to meet core purposes and responsibilities despite economic limitations. Courts and Corrections systems provide automation capabilities for the wide range of business processes involved in managing and tracking the progress of offenders moving through the legal system. These systems generally provide capabilities for:
- Document management and movement
- Management of court dates, appointments and other key events
- Lifecycle management of offenders through Court, Prison and Parole agencies
Sciens understand the entire process from the time the call is initiated at dispatch through adjudication. We work with law and court staff to assess each step of the justice process. We help to identify workflow limitations and bottlenecks and develop a strategy that incorporates the business needs and addresses any operational changes. We also can assist you through all elements of a system change, including system acquisition and project implementation management.
We help governments operate in a highly efficient and effective manner. Our goal is to help governments deliver better services by helping to streamline their business operations, improve decision-making, and maximize the public value of investments.