The Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Records Management Systems Version III is a product developed by the Records Management Standards (RMS) Task Force, a joint effort by the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC) and the IACP's Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee.
There have been many technological advancements and changes in law enforcement record keeping practices since Version II was last published in 2009. The RMS Task Force identified the need to revise previous versions of the standard functional specifications for law enforcement RMS to help guide agencies during the request for proposal (RFP) and procurement process. This document was developed with the intent of achieving the following goals:
- Provide a starting point for law enforcement agencies to use when developing RMS RFPs.
- Streamline the process and lower the cost of implementing and maintaining an RMS.
- Promote information sharing and best practices.
Version III was published in April 2021.