The department chose Crown Pointe Technologies' Field Training System to automate and track a range of training documents.
The system has custom rating tables that tell trainers the date when an objective was explained to the recruit, the date the recruit was able to verbalize it back, and the date the recruit met the objective.
Gina Averett, training assistant in the Florida Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, says the system is easy to operate and allows for extensive data mining. "Most of our officers are hundreds of miles away," he adds. "Yet, the training captain can look at their records anytime and call officers' supervisors to look at the records together, compare notes and discuss an officer's progress or lack of progress."
Not only does this save the agency time and paperwork, but it's also protected. "The secure part of it comes from the software allowing us to set permission levels," says Averett. "The training report, once created, is very secure."
Bob Galvin, a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, writes on topics related to law enforcement software and technology. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.