Hi, I am a software developer, as well as a firearms owner. Currently, I develop practice management software for the health care industry. I am right now browsing for new ideas to create a side business and a few have come to mind. I was browsing the net and found a few larger companies that sell some law enforcement software that manages various areas of police department and a crime database. This software has caught my eye and I wanted to learn more about it and get ideas for my own software from officers or anyone else in a police department who manages or uses this type of software. One reason I am interested in police agency or law enforcement software is that I have seen a variety of products and most look to be extremely high price for the features they offer. I have looked briefly over a few of these softwares and they do not appear to have any other special functionality compared with a variety of other RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems) or enterprise business or government agency software systems would have. It seems since the software is specialized for law enforcement agencies, that it is proprietary and hence comes a price tag that is quite exobritant. ANyhow, my goal is to produce a high quality software that can be beneficial to agency that has all the features of other programs, for a much lower price tag. I am just looking over the situation and exploring crime and law enforcement software and have taken an interest in it. I am also looking at various other account management and Point-Of-Sale type of systems I can develop. One other type of software I thought would be interesting, because of my love of guns, would be firearm dealer or gun shop POS software. Anyhow, if there is any person who is familiar with law enforcment or police agency management software who might be able to take time to share with me about the current software they use and ideas or information about what they look for in a software, I would appreciate it. I would be happy if the person can share their feelings about the software, tell me features that are important, what they like or dislike about their current software, etc. I am trying to educate myself more about this type of software, but having input from people from police agencies of course is very helpful.