Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $999,998)
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) seeks support under Category 3 to migrate and integrate approximately 20 terabytes of digital evidence (approximately 2.1 million digital files) and associated metadata from SPD’s Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) into its existing body-worn video cloud storage platform. SPD currently maintains two databases for digital evidence. The data migration and digital evidence consolidation effort will increase accessibility to SPD investigators and the distribution of records to both the Seattle City Attorney’s Office (SCAO) and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO).
Additionally, the SPD will conduct a feasibility study to examine digital evidence discovery workflows between the SPD and KCPAO to explore the development of a secure web application to support real-time records requests. These efforts aim to create business efficiencies between law enforcement and prosecution agencies by improving traditional request workflows, leveraging existing cloud technology to share information throughout the criminal justice system, and providing a model for other law enforcement agencies to follow.