Operating under a community policing philosophy, the Escondido Police Department strives to prevent crime and respond to community needs. The use of computer technology is a major crime fighting resource.
The following information was obtained from the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) Web site:
ARJIS was created as a joint powers agency (JPA) to share information among justice agencies throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties in California. ARJIS is used for tactical analysis, investigations, statistical information, and crime analysis. The ARJIS governance structure promotes data sharing and cooperation at all levels for member agencies, from chiefs to officers to technical staff.
ARJIS is responsible for major public safety initiatives, including wireless access to photos, warrants, and other critical data in the field, crime and sex offender mapping (Megan's Law), crime analysis tools evaluation, and an enterprise system of applications that help users solve crimes and identify offenders. ARJIS also serves as the region's information hub for officer notification, information sharing, and the exchange, validation, and real-time uploading of many types of public safety data.
Escondido Police Officers and Investigators use ARJIS to analyze crime trends and develop a plan for an appropriate response.