Lapeer Police Department Database System Management Gains State Recognition

Dave Frisch, Lapeer Police Department Chief

LAP – The Lapeer Police Department recently received high marks from the Michigan State Police (MSP) office, Criminal Justice Information Center, for its operation and management of data from the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) system .

At a Lapeer Town Commission meeting Monday night, City Manager Dale Kerbyson briefed officials on a letter from a senior MSP official who thanked the Lapeer Police Department for a “job well done.” done for whatever they do in the public interest.” security.”

LEIN is a computerized criminal justice database that includes a person’s criminal history, including criminal arrests, criminal convictions, and driving record information, even containing records from other states. It is operated by the Michigan State Police and linked to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.

The LEIN is commonly used by officers in the field during traffic stops to check the driving record of motorists, as well as to determine if they have outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants.

Law enforcement officials, including police officers, sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors and judges can access the LEIN. It should be used only for official criminal justice purposes. Agents are prohibited from using it for personal use or providing it to third parties such as employers, private investigators or individuals.

LEIN provides continuously updated (four times a day) criminal justice case file extracts for use with mobile and fixed devices under the control of law enforcement.

On May 12, 2012, Katherine O’Shesky of the MSP’s Criminal Justice Information Center conducted an audit of Lapeer’s handling of the LEIN system. Lapeer Police Department Chief Dave Frisch recently received a letter from Michelle Kuzera, division director of the agency that conducted the audit. It was a glowing report.

“The responsibility to manage and ensure the accuracy, security and integrity of criminal justice information is a shared responsibility of all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies,” Kuzera said. “It was obvious to O’Shesky that the Lapeer Police Department and its staff embraced this responsibility and management philosophy.”

sergeant. Chuck Bonesteel and Sgt. Shawn Broecker, the Lapeer Police Department’s terminal agency coordinator and the agency’s security officer were with O’Shesky throughout the audit process.

All requested documents and records were readily available, up-to-date and accurate. “All criminal history queries have been clearly and properly substantiated. All record entries reviewed during the audit showed timely and accurate entry and validation,” Kuzera added. “The result showed that your department was compliant in all audit components assessed. This is a remarkable achievement, especially in these current times and circumstances, and I believe you and your staff should be recognized and commended for their hard work and effort.

The Commission applauded the exemplary audit report issued by MSP to the Lapeer Police Department.

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