Burbank police are pushing to get a major technology upgrade that officials say will give the department better tools in the field and will end an antiquated system of record keeping.
Burbank Police Deputy Chief Tom Angel said the department is discussing developing a request for proposals for a new database for records and management because police don’t believe they are getting accurate response times and don’t have the means to track the information digitally.
“There’s not enough detail on how much time is spent on a call, report writing and proactive enforcement we’re conducting,” Angel said.
And much of the information for daily, monthly and yearly reports must be hand counted, he added.
The request for proposals for a new system might go out in a year, Angel said.
Meanwhile, Burbank Police Capt. Mike Albanese said the department is in the process of acquiring new audio recording devices that will assist in investigations and reviews.