Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS)

Revolutionizing Crime Analysis across the Caribbean

Past and Current Partners


Active Countries
PRMIS is active in 6 countires: Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados,St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia using a customized version of the solution
Thematic area(s)
Open Source, under review for Digtial Public Good
Organisation Name
UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Carribean

The Problem

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices have undertaken the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens Security. In this regard the process has unearthed a lack of reliable and comparable national, sub-regional and regional statistics which makes it difficult to fully comprehend the impact of crime and violence, and to inform the citizen security policies. It has been determined that standardized regional applications in the areas of Police management and Public Prosecution are needed..

The Solution

Putting data into the hands of officers and national security offiicials as the answer to reducing crime. PRMIS offers a web-based records management systems for police records, with built-in visual analytics to support evidence-based decision makring to enhance citizen security. The vision is to provide rich data analysis on national and regional crime trends that can support countries with their criminal justice policies and innovative crime strategies, while at the same time delivering efficiencies in policing.

How it works?

  • Step 1: Police officers login to web-based application to file or access a criminal report.
  • Step 2: There they can also generate system reports to facilltate crime analysis such as a hot-map of a geographical area and predictive policiing.Other government agencies and police stations in other countries can request statistical aggregated data from the system.
Digital X Solution Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS)

Bridging the digital divide

The application supports the digitalization of police business processes, bringing crime analysis into the digital era. It is also bridging geographical divides within countries, by allowing virtual access to records and reporting from anywhere in the country- with important impacts on efficiency and citizen safety.

Impact and highlights

Reduces time reporting and analysing crime1150 officers have been trained in building their digital skills and are developing capacities to analyse crime data. Monitoring reports are now generated automatically from the system instead of manual entries from officers. Over 80% of police stations in Grenada are now using the systemExample impacts from Grenada: officers were formerly required to scan 33 books and physically transfer files to retrieve information about a case. This is now possible at a single click Within just one week of collecting and sharing data within the platform, the police were able to apprehend a perpetrator who had previously evaded them for 30 days

Plans for expansion

There is interest in offering PRMIS across the other countries in the Eastern Caribbean and beyond for more effecitve regional analysis on tackling crime.