Berliner Polizei
POLIKS is a central case and information management system, with powerful search and research functionality.

Berlin Police Department: Powerful intranet for Berlin police

The Berlin Police Department was looking for a modular, flexible IT platform to perform routine tasks. The aim was to minimize paperwork and maximize efficiency with an integrated, end-to-end IT platform that models all relevant processes and activities. Key requirements were a central case management system and powerful search and research functionality. What’s more, the IT platform needed to dovetail with external information systems operated by agencies in Berlin, Germany and other countries across Europe. The solution is POLIKS. This intranet is extremely versatile, supporting everything from traffic-offense checks to the automatic exchange of data on wanted persons with international organizations such as Europol and Interpol.

Interfaces to all key regional and federal IT systems

The Berlin Police Department uses POLIKS as a central platform for all aspects of its work. POLIKS comprises a case management system for criminal offences, traffic accidents etc., and an information system providing statistics and research functionality. In addition, it interfaces with other regional and federal IT systems. POLIKS is, for example, integrated with Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) applications, the central register of aliens living in Germany and the central federal criminal register. It processes around 300,000 transactions daily, with an availability of over 99 percent. Adapters enable online access to systems used to register the names and addresses of all people living in Germany, and to statistics on road accident causes. What’s more, facts and figures can be sourced from the Department of Transportation and public prosecution services.

More about Berlin Police Department

  • The Berlin Police Department is divided into six districts
  • Around 22,500 front-line officers and back-office staff are employed
  • Duties include policing waterways and major events, and interacting with the general public via a dedicated web portal and a telephone helpline
  • The Berlin police cooperates closely with other departments across Germany and with international organizations
  • Reducing paperwork
  • Creating a central case management system
  • Developing powerful search and research functions
  • Integrating with information systems run by other relevant organizations within Germany and in other countries
  • Modular, flexible IT platform
  • Interface manager as a central element of the flexible Enterprise Application Integration platform
  • Data migration and interfaces
  • Automatic data exchange with INPOL, Germany’s nationwide police information system
  • Interfaces to geo-information systems
  • Secure access for around 17,000 users
  • Mobile version available
  • The police can exchange data more easily
  • Time savings through rapid access to information and powerful research functionality
  • Electronic data capture and a case management system simplify documentation
  • Fewer errors are made and data is of higher quality
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