Popular Ada County Sheriff's Office on-line arrest list to be down for weeks

Posted at 4:15 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 13:46:37-04

A software technology upgrade in the Ada County Sheriff’s Office means its popular arrest list at will be unavailable for several weeks, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The website shows mugshots and lists arrest information of those booked into the Ada County Jail.

The Office replaced its entire 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch software earlier this year -- a needed upgrade for a system that was two decades old, the release said. Officials are completing phase two of the technology upgrade plan Thursday as they install new operation and management software for the Ada County Jail.

That means the Jail will have state-of-the art software for both patrol and jail employees across the ACSO, the release said.

However, the biggest impact for the public will be the temporary loss of the popular arrest list on The arrest list had over 453,000 page views in the month of June –- which averages about 15,000 page views a day, the release stated.

The list of outstanding warrants and the jail roster will also be temporarily unavailable. Those sites got 43,000 and 34,000 page views in June.

“We understand how important a resource those pages are to the public. Our staff will work to get the arrest list, warrants, and jail roster back up and running as soon as possible but it could take several weeks for that to happen,” the release said.

The new jail management software upgrade is happening the same time the Fourth District Court is adapting Odyssey -— a new court records management system.

When the project is completed and the new software systems -— 911 dispatch, jail records, and the courts -— are all working together, it will be an efficient and integrated public safety system, “better than anything Ada County has had in the past,” the release said.

Officials say the systems should be working together by November.

The systems will enable law enforcement personnel, fire agencies, emergency medical services and court officials to exchange information far more efficiently than ever before, the release said.