BMS | Benchmark Management System®
At Last . . . A Police Force Management Tool That Does It All
Benchmark Management System is a comprehensive, top-to-bottom software platform – featuring seven analytics-driven, integrated management modules to choose from – designed to capture all of the day-to-day operational data points in one location. There’s no need to buy separate programs such as Use of Force, Internal Affairs and Performance Evaluation. BMS is truly your single-source solution:
- Scalable and configurable to address the specific requirements, policies, goals and mission of your department
- Can be designed to integrate with your existing systems to collect all performance and personnel data in one centralized repository
- Provides a 360° holistic view of your police force to ensure the integrity and safety of all officers, units and supervisors
As an all-encompassing, fully automated management tool, BMS features seven integrated modules — essential for capturing critical data and departmental reports to facilitate proactive police force management and preventative early intervention. What’s more, BMS is 100% secure, easy to navigate and simple for your officers and staff to enter all required data and chain-of-command reviews — using our sophisticated reporting engine.
The BMS Training module highlights include:
- Manages and documents a complete, up-to-date training history for every officer — in compliance with Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) guidelines and POST-related training requirements by state
- Facilitates police academy instruction and Field Training Officer (FTO) training
- Delivers video-based and document-generated training materials — along with full training transcripts
- Manages all firearm qualifications — including notifications of expiration dates for compliance and follow-up checkpoints
- Offers research-based training programs that help officers acknowledge, address and tackle the deep-seated, societal prejudices that lead to implicit bias policing
The BMS Activity module highlights include:
- Tracks and analyzes daily on-duty activities such as traffic and pedestrian stops, field interviews, parking and administrative notices, discretionary charges — as well as misdemeanor and felony arrests
- Integrates with your existing RMS and CAD systems with advanced analytics to help better understand and evaluate officer activity across your department
- Allows for instant review of activity over a specific period of time by individual officer . . . along with comparison graphs featuring watch/unit and department averages
Use of Force
The BMS Use of Force module highlights include:
- Provides a true wizard-like system that guides an officer through all of the important issues necessary for documenting force — only asking questions relative to type and context of force used
- Collects and organizes routine information for any incident involving use of force — officer/subject data, location, date and time, weather conditions, etc.
- Records type of force applied . . . e.g., vehicle pursuit, physical action, OC spray, impact weapon, ECW discharge, firearm usage
- Documents interactions involved with an incident — warnings, use-of-force sequence, charges, resisting arrest, injuries, etc.
- Captures a detailed description of an incident, narrative reports and subject statements
- Delivers a system that seamlessly streamlines and simplifies the way you are used to operating in a fully automated fashion
The BMS Internal Affairs module highlights include:
- Delivers a comprehensive, easy-to-use IA case management system with fully automated workflow design
- Captures all incident data points, case notes, victim and witness interviews, injuries, arrests, warrantless searches, agency policy violations, evidence, etc. in one security-protected location
- Manages concurrence reporting, reviews, approvals and input — up and down the chain of command
- Ensures officers under allegation are notified in a timely manner of overall findings, final disposition and recommended actions of an investigation
- Features a complainant feedback tool that documents receipt of complaints and allegations, investigative team assignment and notification of final adjudication
The BMS Community Engagement module highlights include:
- Tracks the time and effort officers and department members spend engaging with the community they serve — such as public meetings and events, school visits, local business interactions, etc.
- Facilitates collaboration and provides tools to ensure your department is as responsive as it can be on community-based issues and activities
- Records positive and/or negative community feedback — along with follow-up courses of action
- Documents citizen letters of recognition and supervisor acknowledgements . . . as well as fully automates your department’s awards
The BMS Performance Evaluation module highlights include:
- Enables you to fully automate your existing performance evaluation form set — or configure to work with the established parameters of the BMS-designed system
- Allows assigned supervisors to review all information, score officers on designated performance fields and provide any other observations necessary to make an informed evaluation in one location
- Features an exception-based workflow option that flags numeric evaluation scores below acceptable rankings — and differentially routes form to proper parties or departments for further actions, training and/or interventions
- Manages all scheduling, chain-of-command review functions and follow-up action plan for officers upon completion of evaluation
The BMS Officer Profile module highlights include:
- Manages and updates all officer information . . . e.g., personal data, emergency contact information, appointment date, unit assignment history, equipment and weapons management, external employment, etc.
- Records all disciplinary actions, lawsuits, line-of-duty injuries — along with commendations, awards and advancements
- Provides a single dashboard view of all BMS modules in one place — making it easy to retrieve, review and analyze any information of interest
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Additionally, BMS is designed to allow police department administrators, supervisors and commanders to review data, analyses and progress over designated periods of time . . . from a week or several months, to a year or more. Furthermore, through the advanced analytics and machine learning built into BMS, it gets smarter over time — uncovering new insights that will help evolve your department to make it even more efficient and effective.