Romulus’s PD’s former police chief, his wife and five of his officers are in court facing allegations of falsifying payments to confidential informants, sex acts during undercover work and other acts of fraud between 2006 and 2011. The case, reported by The Detroit News, is, of course, extremely damaging to the reputation of the Michigan police department, casting doubt upon the legitimacy and credibility of the agency.
Whatever the outcome of the court case, the whole debacle highlights the importance of comprehensive record keeping among narcotics units. Narcotics officers have often been subject to minimal management oversight, being left to manage their own informants and intelligence gathering operations. This approach provides too much opportunity for malpractice. It also fails to make the best use of intelligence that is collected by individual officers.
ABM has developed abmpegasus to address these issues. It improves record keeping to reduce the potential for corruption as well as helping to share crucial intelligence within the organisation and make better use of intelligence sources. abmpegasus helps to implement robust policies and procedures, protecting the law enforcement officers, informants, citizens and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency.