A comprehensive records management system developed for law enforcement agencies by the Police Research Center (PRC) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) was designated a Justice Innovation Center by the National Institute of Justice.

The Criminal Research Information Management Evaluation System (CRIMES), currently used by 50+ departments in Texas, was recognized as a technological solution for law enforcement and probation for small, rural, tribal or border criminal justice agencies. The system, developed by Larry Hoover, director of the PRC, aids in day-to-day operations of departments as well as long-term planning.

"I am very proud of this significant accomplishment by our team at the Police Research Center," said Phillip Lyons, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice and Director of the Criminal Justice Center. "Our goal at the College and the Center is to facilitate a sharper focus on efforts that elevate practice in the field. This recognition provides ample evidence that CRIMES and CRIMES probation do just that."

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