Shelby County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney’s Office will use Evidencentral to manage growing volumes of digital evidence so agencies can focus on investigating and prosecuting cases
Hoboken, N.J., January 29, 2024 – NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that the Shelby County (Alabama) Commission, on behalf of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, has selected NICE’s Evidencentral platform to transform the County’s management of digital evidence. Through their deployment of Evidencentral, the County’s Public Safety and Justice agencies aim to eliminate manual work associated with managing digital evidence so they can ensure timelier justice by focusing attention exclusively on investigating and prosecuting cases.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office collaborate on thousands of investigations and prosecutions annually. Evidencentral will streamline the collaborative criminal justice process, while improving overall effectiveness of investigations and prosecutions, by automatically pulling in digital evidence from connected systems, making it easier to crowdsource evidence from citizens, eliminating manual and redundant processes, automatically transcoding video into a playable format, and making it possible to share evidence via a secure, trackable, digital process.
Phil Burns, Chief Operating Officer, Shelby County, said, “Shelby County invests in technologies that maximize ROI and use of taxpayer funds. Evidencentral is a gamechanger in this regard because it’s going to remove the daily blocking and tackling issues of managing digital evidence so our lead attorneys and investigators can be more efficient and focus on core competencies of investigating and prosecuting cases.”
“Digital evidence has grown ten-fold over the last five years, with body-worn video, in-car video, interview room recording and other video and cell phone evidence being added to the mix,” said Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego. “Today, investigators spend an inordinate amount of time collecting, sorting and prepping evidence to share for discovery. In addition to removing the burden of thumb drives and discs, Evidencentral’s cloud-based platform and automated workflows are going to streamline the entire case building process for investigators because they’ll be able to manage all of their digital evidence, more efficiently, in one place.”
Shelby County District Attorney Matt Casey added, “Our goal is to provide justice for victims of crime. With Evidencentral our prosecutors will be able to focus on the legal aspects of the case without having to waste time on the logistics involved in managing digital evidence. Evidencentral’s ability to put evidence into context on timelines and maps will be especially helpful in preparing for trial and presenting cases to juries. Beyond helping us do everything faster, Evidencentral has the potential to change the caliber of our prosecutions too.”
Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE, said, “Public safety and criminal justice agencies for entire cities, counties and states are turning to NICE as the clear digital evidence management leader. With Evidencentral, they’re able to find the truth in digital evidence faster and deliver swifter justice for victims of crime.”
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About Shelby County, Alabama
Headed by Sheriff John Samaniego, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office employs 220 personnel and is the largest law enforcement agency in Shelby County. The goal of Sheriff Samaniego and all employees is to maintain a professional service agency to assist all who live and visit Shelby County. Under the leadership of Shelby County District Attorney Matt Casey, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony and some misdemeanor criminal cases which occur in Shelby County. The office serves the Shelby County population which is 223,024 according to the 2020 US Census. Shelby County is included in the Birmingham-Hoover AL Metropolitan Area and is considered the fastest growing county in the state. More info at https://www.shelbyso.com/.
NICE Public Safety & Justice
With over 3,000 customers and 30 years of experience, NICE helps all types of public safety and criminal justice agencies, from emergency communications and law enforcement to prosecutors and courts, digitally transform how they manage digital evidence and data from beginning to end, to get to the truth faster. NICE’s Evidencentral platform features an ecosystem of integrated technologies that bring data together to give a single view of the truth, enabling public safety and justice agencies to do what they do better – whether it’s responding to incidents, investigating and building cases, or prosecuting crimes. With comprehensive digital transformation solutions that can be deployed across entire counties and states, NICE also helps everyone work better together, so justice flows more smoothly, from incident to court.
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