Massachusetts Police Share Local Information over Verizon Wireless Network
with BIO-key's InfoExchange(R) Software
WALL, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced the recent expansion of a unique, cross-jurisdictional law enforcement information sharing system utilizing the company's InfoExchange(R) data access solution. Each of the police departments in five participating neighboring communities in Massachusetts now provide their officers on the street with vital information previously unavailable from the separate criminal records systems maintained by all of the departments.
As in many police departments across the country, officers in these five communities already had direct, wireless access to federal and state local law enforcement databases from laptops in their patrol vehicles using MobileCop(R), BIO-key's industry-leading mobile data solution. Getting information on stolen vehicles or outstanding arrest warrants from these sources before approaching a vehicle at a traffic stop, for example, is critical in protecting officer safety.
But three neighboring police departments in Massachusetts wanted to go even further in providing crime-fighting information to their officers in the field. Each of the police departments maintains its own records management system (RMS), which tracks and stores data on individuals arrested or involved in incidents in the community, including information not available in federal or state databases.
"We all know that criminal behavior doesn't stop at the town or city
line," explains Patrolman Greg Kiff of the Plainville, MA Police
Department, one of the founding members of the consortium. "If someone's
looking to commit a crime in Plainville there's a good chance he's been
involved in similar behavior in nearby communities --
|SOURCE BIO-key International Inc.|
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