IMPROVE TRACKING AND RETRIEVAL OF ALL INFORMATION
Niagara Regional Police Service provides law enforcement to 12 municipalities and one of the nation’s busiest border crossings. Their new headquarters consolidates three police facilities and district operations for Niagara region. Because of this new headquarters they had to relocate boxes, fingerprints, records storage, warrants, criminal files, and more from an off-site facility and centralize. The main objective was to improve tracking and retrieval of all information.
CENTRALIZE RECORDS WHILE MAXIMIZING SPACE AND EFFICIENCY
Working with Niagara Regional Police Service, our storage and records management specialists designed a high density system, coordinated a large file move, and installed evidence lockers to protect the chain of custody.
An important part of this new facility is records storage and tracking. The NRPS needed a system that would centralize their records while maximizing space and increasing the efficiency of file storage and retrieval. To optimize the benefits, they scanned and barcoded each box placed into the high density shelving units for functional tracking and retrieval.
PACKING AND RELOCATING FILES WITHIN THE SAME DAY
The main challenge with this project was while our team was moving files to the new headquarters, officers still needed access to them for ongoing cases. These files are highly sensitive and minimal downtime was crucial. Spacesaver Solutions worked efficiently to pack and relocate active files within the same day.
Throughout the project, Spacesaver Solutions moved 5,723 banker boxes full of records, 1,340 bins of criminal files, and merged 2 file collections from off-site locations.
POWERED HIGH DENSITY SYSTEM FEATURES AUTO MOVE AND AISLE ENTRY SENSORS
Equally as impressive as the file move is the massive high density system that was installed in the new facility for records storage. The system is powered and features auto move and aisle entry sensors. This ensures the information stored within is secure, and everyone accessing the system is doing so safely.
PROTECTING THE CHAIN OF CUSTODY
Spacesaver Solutions also provided evidence lockers featuring Controloc technology. This technology allows for unparalleled preservation of the chain of custody as departments can control and review access to each individual locker in real time. Authorized personnel can track who accesses the system, which lockers they enter, and the date and time of every transaction.
AN EXCITING CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY
“We are happy to be in our new facility. We appreciated the expertise of Spacesaver Solutions who worked closely with our Records Team. They helped us comprehend the full extent of our needs and designed a solution that works effectively within our new space. We no longer have to rely on off-site storage facilities and can better maintain the chain of custody. Our Headquarters project was an exciting chapter in our history and has prepared us for a new era in policing”