On January 8th, Assistant Chief of Police Bob Fey of Ball State University Police hosted a Protection Order Registry (POR) training conducted by LaJuan Epperson, JTAC POR Project Manager. Five law enforcement agencies including Ball State University Police participated in the training. The other agencies that were represented were Albany PD, Eaton PD, Daleville PD and Delaware County Emergency Command Center.
On February 24th, Monroe County implemented the Protection Order Registry (POR) / Odyssey CMS interface. The POR / Odyssey interface allows transactions that are processed in one system to be automatically updated in the other system. The interface increases productivity and eliminates duplicate data entry.
The pilot phase for the Protection Order Registry Electronic Signature Enhancement began on July 25th in Grant and Wabash counties. As of August 3rd, there have been 21 Orders created where the judicial officer’s digital signature was attached. As a result, whenever these Orders are printed from the Registry there will be a judicial officer signature on the Order and those Orders will no longer read “Original Signature on File with Court of Record.”
The Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence offered training to domestic violence service providers on June 29th. The ENLACE – Encouraging Non-Violence Through Legal Assistance and Community Education – training was attended by agencies throughout central Indiana.
Three new enhancements to the Protection Order Registry were deployed on Friday, April 15, 2011.
The first enhancement is a “victim notification” service which allows the petitioner to be notified when their order of protection has been granted, served and will terminate. The termination notification will be sent 60 days prior to the actual expiration date. Also, the notification can be sent via e-mail, text or fax, and will only be sent if requested by the petitioner.