The landscape of policing has forever changed. Law enforcement agencies face more pressure and scrutiny than ever before, and effectively protecting your officers, organization, and community requires a more comprehensive approach.
The PowerDMS public safety workforce platform is here to help. Our solutions address the most significant challenges facing law enforcement today, assisting you with citizen engagement, field training, officer wellness, policy and accreditation management, and scheduling.
Whether your agency is large or small, urban or rural, local or statewide, your best line of defense is to put appropriate protective measures in place. The consequences of failing to do so are severe: low morale, burnout, dissatisfied citizens, legal and financial risk, lack of community trust, and, at worst, officer suicide.
How organizations attempt to solve these problems
Every agency has a variety of systems in place to address risks. However, many still rely on outdated manual processes, clunky software that’s difficult to use, and scattered resources with no centralized location.
In a world where information is available in seconds, the days of binders in the back of the squad car and sign-off sheets at roll call are over. Relying on outdated methods can expose your agency to litigation, labor disputes, damaged reputation, and federal oversight.
With additional challenges in recruiting and retaining officers, officer wellness, and public perception, it’s more important than ever to have streamlined solutions that ease the burden on your staff. But many agencies run into problems running multiple systems that don’t communicate effectively. They ultimately cause more headaches than help.
PowerDMS provides easy-to-use solutions, designed with input from active and retired law enforcement professionals, all from one centralized workforce platform. It's a suite of interconnected solutions working in tandem to provide your agency with comprehensive support.
Here are a few ways PowerDMS can support your agency:
Policy and accreditation management
Intuitive search tools make it easy to find what you need quickly and easily. Built-in electronic signature tracking lets you prove without a shadow of a doubt an officer has seen and signed the most recent policy changes.
- Easy-to-use admin tools with no need for IT involvement
- Host, distribute, and track training courses online, saving you thousands in overtime costs
Most citizen interactions with police are overwhelmingly positive. Use our citizen engagement tool to automate feedback, measure citizen satisfaction, and build trust in your community. Give citizens a chance to show officers in your agency their appreciation for the job they do.
- Keep citizens informed with personalized case updates
- Display positive feedback in real-time to boost officer morale
Centralize and standardize field training resources in one easy-to-access location. Know everyone across your organization is held to the same standard with easy ways to track and document field training.
- Protect your agency from liability with consistent training practices
- Eliminate time-consuming manual tasks for your FTO’s
Replace error-prone and time-consuming manual scheduling processes with a digitized system. Ensure minimum staffing requirements are met and that your department is properly staffed for every shift.
- 24/7 scheduling capability with shift swaps and real-time updates
- Easily search, store, and export payroll reports
Officers often don’t utilize agency wellness resources because they fear judgment or career consequences. Give your officers access to a complete wellness app built specifically for them with total anonymity.
- 24/7 anonymous access to a full library of wellness resources
- Access to a nationwide network of volunteer peers
Each PowerDMS product offers features and functionality to protect your agency and make it run more efficiently. With a living connection between each of our solutions, you can rest assured you’ve got everything you need to confidently meet all of today’s challenges.
More than 5,000 law enforcement agencies use PowerDMS to recruit, train, equip, and protect employees across their careers. We have data to back up the benefits we claim, including:
- Update policies four times faster using PowerDMS
- Save thousands of dollars in overtime costs by hosting training online
- Reduce accreditation prep time by up to 50%
- Protect your agency from costly wrongful termination lawsuits
- Decrease printing and paper costs by thousands of dollars
- Prepare for an onsite assessment in less than 6 months
- Save an average of 300 hours per year by automating field training
We also have more than 500+ 5-star reviews on third-party review sites including Capterra, TrustRadius, and G2. So you don’t have to take our word for it, see for yourself what others are saying about PowerDMS.
"Great product with great abilities to organize and make life/work more efficient."
- Peggy T. via Capterra
“Likely one of the best investments we have made.”
- Julie R. via G2
"A necessity in today's world of law enforcement."
- Jason A. via G2
How we help you
PowerDMS provides benefits to every level of your agency. Police Chiefs, Command Staff, Accreditation Managers, and Policy/Professional Standards Officers will see direct day-to-day results. Here's how.
Police Chiefs – with officers facing low morale, high burnout, and decreased well-being, you need to know your citizen engagement, wellness programs, and scheduling tools are providing staff with proper support.
Automating citizen engagement and measuring citizen satisfaction ensures your agency meets community needs and also provides staff with a much-needed morale boost.
Giving individuals in your agency anonymous access to targeted wellness resources and a nationwide network of volunteer peers ensures they can receive support without judgment. Anonymized data reports ensure you can target support where it's most needed and measure ROI.
Command Staff – it’s a nightmare scenario for any leader to hear one of their officers has made the news. It’s rarely for the right reasons. Your job is to put the right information, training, and procedures in place to make sure your officers handle themselves with the highest standards you’ve set for the department.
You can’t be there for every interaction, but you can protect the resources and reputation of your department by being able to prove without a shadow of a doubt that you had the right policy in place, it was signed by your officers, and they were properly trained. You gave them the tools they needed to respond in the right way.
Bad things may still happen, and officers can’t be perfect in every situation, but having a complete history of every policy revision, every signature, and every training record gives you and your community the assurance that you’ve done everything in your power to set them up for success.
Accreditation Managers – if there’s a room in your department with wall-to-wall filing cabinets, it’s likely housing your accreditation files. Accreditation takes work. A lot of work. And it usually rests on a small team to get the whole department ready. This traditionally means a ton of documentation and records collection as proofs of compliance, and maybe even temporarily hiring or reassigning staff to get it all done.
By using a cloud-based accreditation tool, you can get rid of those filing cabinets and do all your work digitally. We partner with virtually every state and national law enforcement accrediting body to publish their standards directly in PowerDMS. This puts your policies and documentation in the cloud, right next to the latest standards. We’ll also alert you automatically if a policy or standard changes, so you will always be accreditation ready. Not only that, but several of the larger accrediting bodies have started sharing sample policies through our platform, so you can quickly see how others meet or exceed each and every standard.
It really is a must-have for accreditation managers.
Policy/Professional Standards Officers – responsible for the specific policies and conduct of your officers, you rely on having rock-solid documentation in order to hold officers accountable. Having a policy management solution makes your job easier by giving you one place to create, distribute, and track policy changes. You’ll also have robust reporting tools giving you a view into all levels of the agency to know who is, and who isn’t, reviewing the assigned policies.
We hear from our customers time and time again that “I didn’t see it” stops being an excuse when officers know it’s in PowerDMS. We know most officers want to do the right thing, so putting your policies onto their laptops and mobile devices gives them an easy way to search and verify if there’s ever a question. We also provide a unique side-by-side comparison tool to help officers see, at a glance, what changes have been made to policies.
It makes the whole operation run more smoothly.
We don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics. We don’t like it when we’re on the receiving end, and we know they simply don’t work, especially with cops. So if you’re interested in what you’ve read or are curious to understand how PowerDMS can help your agency, reach out. We’ll listen and answer any questions you may have.
If you like what you hear, great, we can discuss next steps. If not, at least you’ll be equipped with the best information to make an informed decision that’s right for you.
And if you haven’t done so already, consider checking out our article How we differ from the competition. This article goes into more depth on what sets us apart from the rest.