International Association of Chiefs of Police/iXP (IACP/iXP) Award - 2004
The city of Marietta was presented the 2004 International Association of Chiefs of Police/iXP (IACP/iXP) Award for Innovation in Information Technology at the 28th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Information Management (IACP/LEIM) Conference in Sacramento, Calif. 2004 marks the first year that this award was presented making the city of Marietta the first recipient of the award.
Marietta won for the medium agency division. Other winners in different size divisions included the Boston, Mass., Police Department, London, Ontario Police Service in Canada and the Brattleboro, Vt., Police Department.
The winning entry was the city of Marietta's "Marietta Open-Search Technology" (MOST) program. MOST provides a Google-like search engine that is browser based allowing patrol officers, investigators and police executive planners to search through mountains of police records for information essential to the daily law enforcement operations. More importantly, MOST is a mechanism for collaborative data sharing between law enforcement agencies allowing police officials from different jurisdictions to share information that benefits investigative and planning functions.