The enhanced Constable Tracking System, CTS 2.0, successfully went live Aug. 15.
The CTS application enables all deputy constables in Harris County to enter the civil papers they receive into a central system. CTS allows authorized users to view the status of a document, pull reports and update data. It also allow deputy constables to locate an address, input departure and arrival times, and track GPS activity.
The application is particularly helpful for a county with the area and population size of Harris County, according to Soni Natula, CTS Product Owner in the Harris County Universal Services Program Delivery & Analytics division.
"Because people can move to different precincts within Harris County, CTS allows the eight precincts to share information so they can easily track and check on a particular paper quickly," Natula said.
CTS 2.0 has more technical and functional enhancements than the original CTS. It offers a better use experience with all mobile devices and has real-time tracking in addition to GPS. The database was also moved to the more secure Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) environment and additional firewall was added to prevent data breaches.
Departments and agencies using CTS 2.0 are the Harris County Constable Precincts, Harris County District Clerk Criminal division, Harris County District Clerk Civil division, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Harris County Domestic Relations Office, Harris County Attorney's Office, Harris County Criminal Courts at Law, Harris County Tax Office, Texas Attorney General Child Support division and Harris County Sherriff's Office.