CLEMIS History

CLEMIS is an acronym for Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information Systems. It evolved from a batch reporting system to a sophisticated County-wide database through the active participation of County and local enforcement agencies.

Though the existing database was implemented in 1982, the scope and complexity of services, the number of participants, and the volume of data have expanded over the years to the level of service currently provided.

In 1987, a Strategic Plan was developed and two additional committees were established: Consortium and Strategic Planning.

The Strategic Plan was developed to provide better service. It specifically addressed:

  • Response and down-time issues
  • Ability to meet all needs with CLEMIS software
  • Provide latest technologies
  • Better report generation 
  • Improved off-site computer system interfacing
  • Establish development priorities 

The CLEMIS organization was modeled after the state's Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) organization. General policy concerning the philosophy, concept, and operational principles of the LEIN system is based upon the recommendations of the LEIN Policy Council. The LEIN Policy Council was established by Act No. 163 of the Public Acts of 1974, and is comprised of top administrators from local and state criminal justice agencies.

The CLEMIS Policy Committee was officially established by County Executive Order in 1976. The CLEMIS Policy Committee was renamed to the CLEMIS Advisory Committee under the direction of a new County Executive in 1994.

Some of the following also have served to enhance the delivery of CLEMIS and have supported its overall acceptance County-wide:

  • Department of Information Technology's ability to provide the latest in technology and a Training Facility
  • Improved committee activity coordination and better communication with agency heads
  • Highly-experienced and knowledgeable Customer Support staff and improved response and down times
  • Success with the CLEMIS MDT and later, the MDC Project
  • Development of the customized CLEMIS CAD system
  • Ability to interface different platforms
  • Upgraded equipment and hardware
  • PC access to CLEMIS and customized systems developed for special needs
  • Development of a standardized County-wide addressing structure
  • Development of major system enhancements, such as the Premise/Alert subsystem.
  • Enabled data uploads from other platforms to CLEMIS