Police CAD Data Reliability - April 2008
APD CAD Data Reliability
Released April 2008
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This audit focused on assessing the reliability of data in the department’s computer aided dispatch (CAD) database. We were unable to conclude whether the data is reliable because the contractor responsible for maintaining the system did not provide system documentation or consistent answers.
- the data contained unexplained gaps in the incident numbers, a possible indication that the records are incomplete
- problems with missing fields
- problems with the logic used to create reports for the department
- and noted department’s reliance on the contractor for system information.