Long Beach, Calif., May  14, 2013 – Laserfiche, a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that its customer, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its innovative use of technology to reduce gang violence and crime.

Laserfiche is the foundation of an innovative system in Long Beach, where officers enforce a city-wide gang injunction by instantly accessing documents in their patrol cars. The year after the injunction system was implemented, gang related murder dropped 52 percent while gang related shootings dropped 14 percent. Overall violent crime was down 13.5 percent in the same year and 887 guns were taken off the streets.

“The Laserfiche gang injunction link increased our capacity to be proactive in our policing by giving officers immediate access to information in the field,” said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell.  “By pairing technology with the gang injunction process, we’ve enhanced our ability to reduce violent crime.”

“When we were evaluating ECM technology, we knew we wanted a system that would adapt to our needs, not the other way around,” added Ed Ivora, Records Administrator at the Long Beach Police Department. “Laserfiche is helping us solve crimes by delivering summary information in a timely manner to the desktop or the patrol vehicle.”

“The Long Beach Police Department’s gang injunction system is breaking ground for police departments around the world,” said Chris Wacker, Executive Vice President at Laserfiche. “We’re proud to see them recognized for their impressive accomplishments.”

IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program recognizes visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About Long Beach Police Department

Situated between Los Angeles and Orange County, Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California, has a population of over 460,000 people, and covers more than 50 square miles.  The Long Beach Police Department continually strives to ensure the safety of all Long Beach residents and visitors by providing responsive and professional police services.

About The Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.


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