Wyoming Police Citizen’s Academy – Week 3

Week 3 of the academy covered information services & communications. Wyoming Police responded to over 42,800 calls in 2008. Each of these calls ends up having a report, and information services is the department that handles storing, indexing, and retrieving these documents. Like most document indexing systems, everything has a key field it is tied […]

Wyoming Police Citizen’s Academy – Week 1

I signed up to be part of the 19th Wyoming Police Citizen’s Academy, an 8 week outreach and community involvement class offered by the WPD. The offer came in with the quarterly water bill, and I thought it would be a good way to start being involved around Wyoming. Week 1 covered introductions and an […]

Wyoming Police Citizen’s Academy – Week 2

Week 2 of the Citizen’s Academy covered patrols and traffic enforcement. Considering the size of Wyoming, there are usually only 6 or 7 cars on patrol per shift.  WPD is somewhat below the national average for officers per 1000 citizens, and that number will only continue to get worse with the retirement of the Deputy […]

When All You Have is Document Imaging…

…everything looks like a document. I was surprised, to say the least, to learn that one of the salesmen for Flowerco, after having his computer replaced, wanted access to the legacy document imaging system (which we’ll call FileMania). It was my assumption that FileMania was only used for some billing and insurance paperwork, not anything […]

Sysadmin Appreciation Day – July 31st

System Administrator Appreciation Day is July 31st. Stop by your sysadmin’s desk (heck, any of your IT department’s desks) and show your appreciation. Without them, you probably couldn’t get any work done, wouldn’t be able to get paid, and wouldn’t be able to get those funny pictures of ‘I can haz cheezburger’ cats in your […]