Unlike most master indexes, the Master Name Index Module is a true Master
reference for a
person. This module provides you with the ability to capture basic identifying
information about a subject. It also permits you to track a subject
address and telephone number history and any alias names that the subject
has been known to use. This module also utilizes a Known Offender concept
where specific traits and characteristics about a subject can be maintained. You
can also store multiple photos of the subject referenced by date.
Use Investigative Alerts to notify you when another officer may be investigating
your confidential informant.
Keep track of an unlimited number of addresses
known to be associated with a person. This is particularly useful
when investigating older incidents where knowing a subjects past address is more
important than knowing there current address.
Keep track of an unlimited number of alias names, including DOB and alias Social
Security Numbers associated with a person. Since the Crimestar
query/search system automatically handles diminutive names such as William=Bill,
Robert=Bob, etc. the alias names page can focus on TRUE alias, alternate or
maiden names which can be invaluable information when trying to identify people.
Track an unlimited number of known associates and the relationship of that
associate. Relationship linkages are table driven via the
system configuration to provide consistency
throughout all Master Name Index records. This tool allows Master Name
Index records to be linked directly to other Master name Index records via a
Track Known Offender information and specific user configurable physical
attributes to provide incredibly powerful search capabilities. Caution
flags can help trigger popup alerts to notify users of
special conditions and safety issues when a flagged MNI record is hit as a
result of a search.
Capture and maintain a virtually unlimited number of digital photos for each
person. Each digital photo has a reference date to determine the age or
time frame when the photo was captured.
digital photos into the CrimeStar database using:
||Hand-Held digital Camera
We recommend digital cameras that store images to floppy disk.
||Attached Video Camera
Any 'TWAIN' compliant video camera will work.
In addition to the Master Name Index photo shown
here CrimeStar provides you with a quick and simple tool to create 6 or 8 image photo lineups. You can either scan
through the photo database to select images or you can drag and drop an
image directly from an MNI record onto the lineup form.
In addition to knowing about the subject it is important to know what the
subject has done or has been Involved in. This is handled by an Involvement
table which serves as a limited snapshot to the subjects activities and
contacts in the system. This Involvement file also maintains a linkage to
each source document which created the Involvement. From a Master Name record
you can branch to any specific record or document associated with that
subject. This Involvement linkage serves as the foundation for a series of
powerful link analysis investigative capabilities.