April 16, 2008
CONTACT: Ross Litman, Sheriff
St. Louis County Courthouse
Duluth, MN 218-726-2341
For Immediate Release:
St. Louis County’s Leadership in the
North East Minnesota Enforcement and Safety Information System (NEMESIS)
Recognized for its Innovation
The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute’s Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) in collaboration with the Association of Minnesota Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, and the Minnesota School Boards Association has announced that St. Louis County, on behalf of NEMESIS, has been recognized as a recipient of their annual Local Government Innovation (LGI) Award. This awards program recognizes outstanding cities, counties, and schools that have used inventive practices to improve local services. The LGI awards ceremony will take place on Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Humphrey Institute in Minneapolis.
NEMESIS components consist of: 911 Computer Aided Dispatch System, Law Enforcement Information Management System, Jail & Offender Management System and Prosecution Management System.
NEMESIS was recognized because it is a functional model for public safety agency cooperation and exhibits an optimal use of technology in a shared environment. NEMESIS provides the technology and training for regional public safety agencies to track information regarding people, incidents and cases throughout the criminal justice system. It connects local and statewide criminal and court systems to strengthen public safety in Minnesota.
According to St. Louis County Board Chair, Mike Forsman, “NEMESIS created a public safety and criminal justice infrastructure that crosses all boundaries and jurisdictions and optimizes our ability to protect the public.”
Today NEMESIS has 41 public safety agencies participating across a six-county region of northeast Minnesota. “We’re looking to continually enhance NEMESIS in a cost effective manner to improve public safety in our region” said Sheriff Ross Litman.
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