Bluestar provides the framework for recording forensic data and the research/analysis features required to achieve effective results. The system draws on a vast array of information to link forensic details to other aspects of ongoing case management. The system delivers extensive search and intelligence features to assist in the investigative process.
National Footwear Solutions (The NFRC and NFD)
The National Footwear Reference Collection (NFRC) is the most comprehensive catalogue of footwear patterns available to date. It now handles more than 36,000 transactions a day, returning searches in typically less than a tenth of a second. The NFRC is the UK standard for coding footwear. The National Footwear Database (NFD) extends the NFRC by recording crime and custody reports supported by evidence collected at the scene.
The software encourages an accurate comparison of results by allowing images to be expanded in size and the finer details of the print to be examined. The comparison features allow users to compare as many, or as few results as needed on the same screen. These features are all designed to highlight the key matches or differences quickly.
Users can add a wealth of supplementary images, attachments, notes and other records to enhance the information available.
The NFD also provides the impetus to share information because it actively encourages the sharing of intelligence. The linking capability embedded within the system allows users to define associations between events. This enables records and the subsequent analysis to be shared across other forces and agencies.
Additionally, users can produce structured, comprehensive reports output using PDF format. A single report can include a number of events, images, photos and additional data recorded in the system. The user maintains total control over the data included.
The Bluestar development programme has delivered solutions for other systems including the National Injuries Database (NID) and the Corvus Forensic Application (CFA). The latter is also offered commercially to organisations worldwide.
Bluestar’s products are customisable and our recording and reporting technology can be utalised to support other forensic applications.
- Software provided to all UK forces
- Forms part of a national standard
- Secure access to forensic intelligence
- Functions for case management
- Inbuilt mapping engine
- Intelligence workbench
- Data extracts provided
- Data feeds from existing systems
- Repository can store many types of forensic information
- Cross border linking supported
- Force/Sector/Beat management information
- Supports event tagging
- Inbuilt reporting engine