Pierce County has won a national award for using the latest Web technology to help locate abducted children. The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) recognized the County’s Lead Management System for a Technology & Innovation Award. Investigators can use the system to quickly search and organize thousands of tips about a child’s possible location. The system is one of the first of its kind to be designed for local government.
The new system allows reports to be directly entered into the tip log, thereby providing officials with real-time updates on a child's possible location. Reports can be sorted based on categories such as victim or suspect, and also displayed on a map if a witness provides an address. The Web-based interface is easy to use and can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices.
Pierce County's Department of Emergency Management and Information Technology Department partnered with the Tacoma Police Department to create the system. The project team also worked closely the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
About the IAEM:
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 6,700 members in 58 countries, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies. Visit www.iaem.com/awards for more details and a list of all national winners.
MEDIA CONTACTS:John DeWeese, Pierce County Information Technology(253) email@example.com