Patrolman Robert Zegar
Patrolman Mark Sullivan
The Information Systems Unit was officially established in January of 2002 to assist the police department in addressing concerns related to the department's computer equipment. Responsibilities then grew to include management of data records, computer maintenance and repair, installation and maintenance of vehicle electronic equipment, video equipment, electronic building security, radio communications, and telephone management. The unit consists of Officers Robert Zegar and Mark Sullivan. They are responsible for maintaining these various systems in addition to their regular police duties.
There are currently virtual and physical workstations throughout the police department for officers to use when completing reports. All of these machines are networked to redundant VMWare servers which house all of the police data. The unit also services fifteen Dell mobile data computers. These computers enable officers to retrieve specific information from state and federal databases right from their patrol vehicles in addition to completing all police reports.
The unit has also been involved in the set-up and programming of the digital telephone and Avigilon video surveillance systems at the station. In 2010 the unit began overseeing the installation of cameras along the McKnight Road corridor.
The unit has striven to obtain a state of the art computer database that will increase efficiency in reporting and enable officers to obtain more timely intelligence information to assist them in investigations and case management. PISTOL from Sungard OSSI was chosen as Ross Township Police's Record Management System in 2003. Currently, information is shared with neighboring Shaler Township and Bellevue Borough Police Departments.