The Management Services Division has a variety of unique and important functions that affect the operation of the Police Department. The sections that make up the Management Services Division are: Records and Identification Section, Police Logistics Support Section, Information Technology Project Management, and the Training Section.
The Records and Identification Section
- Administers the Department’s Records Management System and Mobile Field Reporting System.
- Handles all requests for records including offense reports and traffic accident reports.
- Handles all fingerprinting and photographs of arrestees as well as services for the general public.
Police Logistics Support Section
- Handles general facilities maintenance on the Department’s 10 fixed structures, consisting of 479,756 feet.
- Manages, tracks, equips, and transfers over 650 vehicles to include marked police cruisers, unmarked vehicles, and specialized vehicles.
- Issues and manages all Department supplied police equipment.
Information Technology Project Management
- Gathers requirements for future technology needs.
- Plans, schedules, and organizes the implementation of technology projects affecting the Police Department.
- Manages the CSPD public facing website.
- Plans, administers, and operates the Police Recruit Training Academy.
- Plans and provides all firearms training and firearms maintenance.
- Provides In-service training to sworn and civilian department members.
Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy - On January 23, the 70th Police Recruit Class, comprised of 60 new officers, graduated after completing 27 weeks of training. This was the largest recruit class in the history of the Academy.
On March 16, the 71st Recruit Class began their training regime. That same afternoon, the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (P.O.S.T.) cancelled all live, in-person training due to the COVID-19 pandemic. P.O.S.T. advised us that remote learning would be allowed, as long as specific guidelines were presented to and approved by P.O.S.T. Because this was a new kind of training for the Academy, the staff had to quickly develop a remote learning platform and adjust the training schedule to accommodate the new platform. Although postponed for three weeks to implement the remote teaching requirements, the class graduated on September 17. Soon after, planning and scheduling began for the next Academy, slated for January 2021.
Project Management: In a cooperative effort, the Information Technology Project Manager and Police Logistics Support Section completed and/or tracked 34 technology projects that contributed to the efficiency and success of the department. These projects range from software and hardware rollouts to writing specifications for Requests for Proposals. Technology projects require internal coordination, as well as collaboration with City Information Technology (IT) personnel, government agencies, and outside vendors. One of the major rollouts was a dictation solution that eliminated the need for transciptionists for the majority of those using dictation, including Police Officers.