(IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security,Vol. 9, No. 7, July 2011
any part of the country . Electronic policing in is expected to reduce the crime rate in thecountry to the barest minimum amongst otherthings.
2.0 The Existing System
The Police Command in the nation has alreadystarted electronic policing. What is on ground is anInformation System that provides information onthe various activities of the police force. The systemdoes not create an avenue for the citizens to reporttheir complaints.
2.1 The Proposed System
In accordance with the Federal Government of
Nigeria’s vision to be IT compliant in all her
sectors, there is need for the NPF to rise up to thetask. The police command at the Federal levelalready have a site to their credit, the statecommand should have a dynamic site that isaccessible from the headquarters. This will solve theproblems associated with the existing system. Theproposed system after implementation will providethe following benefits:i.
Facilitates police services delivery to thecitizensii.
Enhances information disseminationiii.
Improve citizens access to up-to-dateNPF activitiesiv.
Provide a platform for citizens”
interaction with the police.
2.2 Elements of the Proposed System
The proposed system will have the followingelements:User Interface: It is an interactive page that enablesthe user to navigate through the different pages thatmakes up the website.Web Portals: A web portal provides a starting pointor gateway to other resources on the Internet orIntranet. The portal includes:P2C
Police to Citizens - This is aimed atproviding information and services to the citizens.P2B
Police to Business
aimed at providingsecurity to the business world.P2P
Police to Police
aimed at keeping officersabreast of situations.Database: That act as the store house.
3.0 Design of the Proposed Police InformationSystem (PIS)
The Police Information System (PIS) is a collectionof electronic files (database) which can be accessedthrough computer terminals linked to the centralserver. These data are supplied and maintained bymember divisions scattered across the state. Thesystem shows information about the police tobusinesses, the general public and also act as areference material for members of the police force.
3.1 Design of PIS
In the design of this system, the portals consideredinclude the police to citizens (P2C), police to police(P2P), and police to business (P2B) amongst others.This portal is the platform through which the usersinteract with the system.The figure below shows the design of the homepage.