eWarrants Statewide Warrant Automation
JWI eWarrants provides paperless workflows to support a complete warrant lifecycle, including warrant packing and submission to state and NCIC hot files, warrant rejection due to error or duplication, warrant quash and warrant clearance/execution. Our eWarrants module also provides dashboards, reports, and visual indicators to support CJIS requirements for timely submission of warrants and quashes.
The eWarrants process utilizes NIEM conformant exchange, documented by IEPD. Today, sheriff’s offices and police departments throughout the state of Arizona exchange electronic warrant and quash information, along with their corollary courts, state systems, and the FBI.
Our eWarrants applications have replaced paper processes for multiple agencies, reducing the amount of time between the court’s issuance and the warrant’s entry into state and national databases from days to mere minutes!
Benefits of eWarrants include:
- Faster Execution: Electronic warrant transmission enables law enforcement agencies to send warrant requests to the court electronically, reducing the time required for the entire process. This speed is particularly critical in cases where immediate action is needed to prevent or address criminal activities.
- Real-time Communication: Public safety agencies can communicate with the court system in real time, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information is exchanged. This helps prevent delays caused by missed or delayed physical deliveries.
- Reduced Administrative Burden: Digital transmission reduces paperwork and administrative overhead. This allows law enforcement personnel to focus more on their core duties, such as investigating crimes and ensuring public safety.
- Secure Data Handling: Our electronic warrant transmission uses encryption and secure authentication methods to protect sensitive information, ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to warrant-related data.
- Digital Record Keeping: Our electronic warrant process enables agencies to maintain digital records of warrant requests, approvals, and communications. This facilitates auditing, reporting, and tracking of warrant-related activities.
- Improved Accuracy: Electronic transmission reduces the likelihood of errors that can occur during manual data entry and paper-based communication. This contributes to the accuracy of warrant-related information.
- Document Management: Courts can digitally manage and store warrant-related documents, allowing for easy retrieval, archiving, and reference whenever needed.
- Transparency: Electronic warrant transmission fosters transparency in the legal process, as authorized personnel can access warrant information digitally, reducing the risk of miscommunication or mishandling.
- Reduced Workload: Streamlining the warrant process through electronic transmission reduces the administrative workload for court staff, enabling them to allocate more time and resources to other essential tasks.
- Officer Safety and Situational Awareness: Too often officers may approach a vehicle or person, with no awareness of outstanding warrants when there has been any delay in entry to NCIC with manual paper processes. With electronic warrants, the time from court issuance to law enforcement entry to NCIC is almost immediate! Every jurisdiction should implement this process!