CSI Announces: New Jersey Intelligence System Information Exchange. Jan. 2010
One of the glaring issues of concern to be raised by the 9-11 Commission was the silos of information that existed at all levels of law enforcement and intelligence. The State of New Jersey, spearheaded by the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness have taken giant steps to allow for seamless sharing of intelligence across the State by implementing a ‘Global Search’ via their InfoShare applications.
As part of the New Jersey intelligence System (NJIS), CSI technology Group has implemented a Global Search tool that connects sixteen (16) county intelligence applications to the NJIS for data sharing and mining. There are two methods of accessing the Global Search –
- 1. A local agency/officer is trained in 28 CFR Part 23 regulations and is granted access to the County Prosecutor’s Office intelligence application. This application is connected to the NJIS.
- 2. For counties that do not have their own intelligence applications, their agencies are invited to join the NJIS after they complete their 28 CFR Part 23 training (via NJLearn) and then they have access to the Global Search feature.
Now an officer in the Trenton Police Department can execute a query from their InfoShare application about a suspected gang member from Camden. They can query directly against the Camden application in addition to any of the other agencies that are connected. A member of the New Jersey State Police can contact the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) and request that a Global Search be run on a subject and the Trooper can be certain that they are obtaining the available intelligence from across the State for a variety of agencies.
The biggest advantage to this type of interface is that each county has their Intelligence application configured to the crime dynamic of their jurisdiction. There is no cookie cutter approach to intelligence gathering or crime fighting. As a result, the configuration that suits one county may not suit another. They get their local application that meets their needs but still maintain the flexibility of sharing across a wide platform.
CSI Technology Group is very excited about this unprecedented intelligence sharing program and in 2011, we hope to announce new partners in this project and even more enhancements.
For information on how the Global Search can help your agency or be deployed in your State, please contact Walter baran, Frank Clayton or Rich Norcross or your InfoShare liaison.
For more information, please contact:
CSI Technology Group
330 Mac Lane
Keasbey, NJ 08832