Over the last year, the three departments developed a unique RMS data sharing system using InfoExchange, and two more communities recently joined the consortium. Now, when an officer in one of the five departments initiates a federal and state mobile data query with MobileCop, InfoExchange automatically checks the RMS databases in each of the participating towns. When a "hit" is found and reported back to the officer over a secure Verizon Wireless network connection, the specific department is identified so the officer knows immediately where it came from. The data sharing system is also used by other staff in the five departments, including detectives investigating crime patterns.
"Individually, none of our towns can afford the number of police needed to keep track of all the activities of an increasingly mobile population of offenders," added Patrolman Kiff. "InfoExchange is effectively a force multiplier for small towns like ours, letting us use the intelligence gathered from neighboring police departments to fill in the gaps and work smarter. Our five towns, with our limited resources, are now actually doing what everyone has just been talking about since 9-11 -- communicating and sharing data."
"Since its introduction just a year ago, InfoExchange has been helping hundreds of officers and investigators across the U.S. to be safer and smarter," according to Ken Souza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key's Law Enforcement Division.
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey,
develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information
services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government
and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides
|SOURCE BIO-key International Inc.|
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