To our future clients
The PDEVIDENCE family of applications began with a project to build an evidence management system for my police department. We were using a 3-ring binder with paper records and knew we needed improvement to meet accreditation standards. As a detective and a computer forensics examiner, I knew we could do better by leveraging web and barcode technology. My background, prior to entering law enforcement, is in Information Technology. When other agencies wanted to duplicate what we had, I realized this project could grow into the ideal solution for law enforcement agencies everywhere.
The PDEVIDENCE Evidence Management System (EMS) for police and eDiscovery clients is web based and automates chain of custody through the use of bar coding. Getting started with PDEVIDENCE EMS is easy. Tell us who you are, about your manpower, and the names of your evidence and property locations. These locations include temporary evidence lockers, impound areas, main evidence room shelves, separate storage areas for drugs, guns and money, commonly used laboratories, and any other areas to which you might assign evidence and property. Once we have that information we setup a link for https://your agency.pdevidence.com. Your members then use this link to login to your agency’s new evidence management system from wherever the need arises across the Internet.
Enter evidence and property at the office, on the road or at the scene of a search warrant. Instantly generate barcode labels, print them and attach them to your packaged items. We help you along the way with streamlined data entry and error checking. Additionally we can integrate your departmental policy into the help menus to reinforce agency standards of evidence handling. This is evidence management built by real cops, not software developers. We handle the hosting, but your data is yours. In fact you can download it for yourself anytime you want. The PDEVIDENCE family of applications is a subscription package based upon agency size.
Later, the need for a modern web-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was made apparent by stakeholders at a state level. Following a long collaboration, the PDEVIDENCE LIMS was born. We use API’s to interface with other applications, collect data in the laboratory using customized online worksheets, translate worksheet data into human readable report narrative using templated reports, and deliver it all via email.
The PDEVIDENCE family of applications is constantly under development; we’re adding new features all the time. Most of these features come from user feedback. “It would be great if PDEVIDENCE would…”, and then we add it. Our feature updates come at no additional expense to our users. Your application never becomes outdated and is continually refreshed!
Let’s talk about your evidence room. Please drop me a line and we’ll discuss putting PDEVIDENCE to work for you.
Partner, PD Evidence LLC