Washington College's GIS Program maintains the Maryland Offender Management System (MOMS), a web-GIS application, used by Maryland Division of Parole and Probation (DPP) case officers and Maryland law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.
MOMS is funded by grants from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) in support of the Governor’s emphasis on reducing crime by improving monitoring of violent repeat offenders and reducing recidivism.
EBA designed, developed, and implemented MOMS using Esri’s Silverlight application programming interface, ArcGIS server, and Microsoft’s Bing Maps.
The new MOMS interface consists of animated map controls enabling users to search, retrieve, analyze, map, and download data about individuals serving parole, probation, or who have a juvenile offender record. Officers can “mouse over” a map symbol to quickly view case data and mug shots. A buffer tool retrieves cases within the user-specified distance of a map location or address.
Mug shots returned by search results can be opened to create a “police line-up” of suspects, and search results can be downloaded as Excel or CSV format files. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certification is used to encrypt transmission between browsers and the application server.
Under a recent contract, MOMS has been upgraded to enable searching multiple criminal justice databases, restrict access to map services using group permissions, perform map and data searches across multiple databases with separate tabs contain search results per database, maintain a date/time stamped audit log of databases and records searched by user, and a variety of new tools such as charting and column filtering of search results.
EBA also assisted Washington College with relocating the MOMS servers, and configuring mirrored database and application redundancy for failover in the event the primary server experiences a hardware failure.