US Department of the Interior Selects Niche Records Management System (RMS)

July 12, 2010

Enforcement software deal connects over 6,000 law enforcement officers across the US

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire/ – The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has selected Niche Technology Inc.’s Records Management System (RMS) for the implementation of its Incident Management Analysis & Reporting System (IMARS). Niche RMS will enable seamless data sharing between more than 6,000 law enforcement officers from six agencies across one-fifth of the USA’s land-base, creating one of the largest geographic law enforcement data sharing deployments in the world.

Niche’s system will support operational policing for the DOI’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security, and other Bureaus including Indian Affairs, Land Management, Reclamation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service. Overall, the DOI has the federal Executive Branch’s third largest police force with responsibility for protecting people, natural and cultural resources, and facilities, on more than 500 million acres of DOI-managed lands.

Says John James, Director of Operations and Business Development for Niche Technology, “We are pleased and proud to have been chosen by the DOI to deliver the IMARS integrated police information and records management system. With more than 6,000 law enforcement officers from six agencies, this is one of the largest Commercial-off-the-Shelf Records Management System (COTS RMS) contracts awarded in the US.”

Niche RMS is the most widely used operational policing system worldwide and offers users many benefits, including helping to eliminate inefficiencies, introduce new ways of doing business, and ensure that processes that are already working become even more effective. Niche customers use a single, unified operational policing information system for storing and processing operational police information, allowing them to achieve end-to-end management of incidents and crimes from the initial report through investigation and crime management to prisoner booking and criminal case files.

“The information sharing potential of IMARS will greatly enhance the safety of law enforcement officers and the people and lands they protect,” said Kim Thorsen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Management.

DOI agency members will also benefit from Niche RMS’s support for accessing information in a mobile environment, which provides access to crucial data when either connected or disconnected from wireless networks, allowing staff to be self-sufficient and effective while working in remote locations.


Niche Technology is a privately owned company incorporated in Canada and the UK, specializing in law enforcement software. Niche Records Management System (Niche RMS) is used by more than 75,000 sworn officers worldwide, and current implementation projects will see that number rise to nearly 100,000. The system is being used to create efficiencies and improve performance across a range of operational policing functions. Niche RMS is currently used by over 50% of Canadian police officers including Canada’s federal police agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; 25% of UK police officers, including the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and 20% of Australia’s police officers. Seven of the 25 largest police forces in the English-speaking world use Niche RMS. For more information, go to www.nicherms.com.

SOURCE Niche Technology Inc.

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