In order to provide the best services possible to the citizens of North Vernon and Jennings County, we use state of the art equipment and always look for ways to improve. Current systems include:
This system is developed by WTH Engineering. Think Map is a digital mapping system that uses aerial images to provide a detailed map of our area. This system is linked with our PSAP so that when a 911 call is received the caller is automatically located on the map screen.
This system is provided by EmergiTech. INTERCad is a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system where all calls for service are entered into and logged. Officers can also request information be logged into the system to create a record of an event. INTERCad also is used to store business locations, names and warrant information.
Public Safety Answering Points or PSAPs, are 911 answering stations. Jennings County 911 currently operates 4 PSAPs. The PSAP provides the name of the person listed with the phone company, the address and phone number.
texTTY is a platform that allows the PSAP to 'add on' non-voice (SMS) to an existing phase II E9-1-1 call. It provides text TO & FROM 9-1-1 services.
National Crime Information Center (NCIC):
NCIC is a computerized index of criminal justice information (i.e. criminal record information, fugitives, stolen properties and/or missing persons). It is available to Federal, State and Local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies and is operational 24/7/365.
The purpose for maintaining the NCIC system is to provide a computerized database for ready access by a criminal justice agency making an inquiry and for prompt disclosure of information in the system from other criminal justice agencies about crimes and criminals. The information assists authorized agencies in criminal justice and related law enforcement objectives, such as apprehending fugitives, locating missing persons, locating and returning stolen property, as well as in the protection of the law enforcement officers encountering the individuals described in the system. All records of NCIC are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need to know to perform their official duties, and using locks, alarm devices, passwords and/or encrypting data communications.
NCIC Contact Information:
National Crime Information Center
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306
Hours of Service: 0900 Hrs - 1700 Hrs
Telephone: (304) 625-2000
Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS):
IDACS is a computerized law enforcement/criminal justice communications and information storage and retrieval system. This system is designed to serve as a tool in providing more effective and efficient law enforcement for both citizens of this State and interfacing with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) computer, the Nation as a whole.
All calls that come into the center on the phone, radio, or 911 are recorded on a secure web based system and can be burned to a cd using the Equature recording system.