WA Police has been acknowledged as being at the frontline of multi-agency information exchange technology. Its ‘Police Justice Information Exchange project (PJIE)’ won the Government category at the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAiTTA) in early June 2014.
Built by Ajilon, the PJIE system provides WA Police, the WA Department of Public Prosecutions, the WA Attorney General, and the WA Department of Corrective Services with real-time information about defendants as they move through the justice system.
Ajilon describes the system as providing a ‘single source of truth’.
PJIE houses information on legislation, charges, and bail, as well as court booking options and availability. It can alert Police units to the status of individuals with respect to restraining orders, bail conditions, and prison custody.
The efficiency dividends are significant, as the PJIE allows physical documents to be stored electronically and be accessible on mobile devices, meaning less time in the station and more out on the beat for WA Police Officers.
For WA public servants, the technology will result in more efficient court booking and prosecution notice processes, and reduced time to verify and enter restraining orders.