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CAN | June 22, 2017

Halton Regional Police Service Becomes the Third-Time Recipient of the Niche Innovation Award at the Annual Niche User Group Conference


Inspector Derek Davis, OCISM
Halton Regional Police Service
Phone: +1 905-825-4747 ext.4902

Alan Stauch
Niche Technology Inc.
Phone: +1 519-748-1804

21 June 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: For the third year in a row, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) was chosen by its peers as the recipient of the Niche Innovation Award. Given during the annual Niche User Group Conference, the Niche Innovation Award recognizes police agencies and individuals that embody the best use of NicheRMS™ for executing either operational or administrative duties.

“We are thrilled to acknowledge the Halton Regional Police Service with the Niche Innovation Award,” said Alan Stauch, Niche Technology North American Customer Support Director. “The HRPS exemplifies innovation with the ways they use NicheRMS to increase efficiencies within their organization.”

The HRPS leverages organizational NicheRMS data and analytical expertise in an ongoing campaign targeting impaired driving, and to reimagine what it means to conduct impaired enforcement.

Using NicheRMS data, the HRPS:

  • Produces a series of reports and analytical products for each level of the organization, including bi-weekly performance reports that detail individual and unit contribution
  • Provides Supervisors guidance on who should be designated for impaired duty based on historic activity patterns
  • Produces summary reports for Commanders that outline district performance and recommendations on how best to allocate and deploy resources to make their efforts most effective

Driving all of this activity is a fundamental focus on measurement, analysis and data-driven decision making, powered by NicheRMS. By making analysis a central pillar of all of these efforts, the HRPS demonstrates how its internal systems influence its success and enables the agency to improve business practices, resulting in maximized operational and administrative effectiveness.

“The Halton Regional Police Service is continually improving how we collect, analyze, and utilize information resources in operational decision making,” said Halton Regional Police Service Inspector Derek Davis. “From impaired driving to mitigating areas elevated risk in the community, we are increasingly using information in effective and innovative ways that helps us ensure the safety and well-being of Halton Region’s 550,000 residents.”

About the Halton Regional Police Service

Located in southern Ontario, Canada, the HRPS contributes to the safety and wellbeing of the Region’s more than 550,000 residents. Working in partnership with the communities they serve, the Service delivers quality, cost-effective public safety and crime prevention services, as mandated by law. The HRPS is recognized as one of the leading police agencies in the areas of diversity and community policing initiatives, and is committed to ensuring Halton Region remains as safe tomorrow as it is today.

About Niche Technology and NicheRMS

NicheRMS software enables law enforcement agencies to report, prevent and solve crime. “We’re turning in detection rates we could only dream of before having NicheRMS,” said Chief Constable Peter Vaughan, QPM, South Wales Police, UK. NicheRMS is licensed to 136,952 sworn officers across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ten of the largest 30 agencies run NicheRMS in the countries we serve. For more information, please visit