The San Diego Sherriff Department is responsible for the nearly 1 million citizens of San Diego County. Their job requirements vary significantly and may include tasks such as monitoring the local jails, providing security to the San Diego County courtrooms, and monitoring the county for unlawful actions.
In order for all 4,000 members of the SD County Sheriff’s Department to keep up to date on important cases and the many citizens of the county, the sheriff’s department has created a system called SD Fusion. This program works directly with Microsoft industry standard tools in order to automatically load relevant information into a computerized system.
With SD Fusion, a member of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department can access the information they need fast. All of the data about on-going cases, San Diego citizens, and current events is stored in one easily-accessible database available at the fingertips of all officers. The department believes this will help in making smart, accurate decisions on the go, which in turn, will enhance public safety. Chief Information Officer, Andy Chmielinski, stated that “SD Fusion’s mission is to provide tech services to all users”. Undoubtedly, this Microsoft based program will help the sheriffs of San Diego County make the decisions that help the entire county.
This type of program could also be utilized by other professionals that need fast access to detailed information. Attorneys and other legal professionals as well as those in the medical field may be interested in pursuing a similar program for their own department in the future.