72 Bergen County, N.J. Law Enforcement Agencies Now Can Choose Info-Cop To Track Crime Faster
Bergen County law enforcement now has access to Info-Cop, allowing officers in the county’s 72 police departments to access Info-Cop’s “force multiplying” mobile communication technology that securely transmits data in a user-friendly format over wireless computer tablets, PDAs and cell phones.
Info-Cop is overlay software that provides real-time access to local, state and federal crime databases for faster and more accurate law enforcement and emergency response.
By entering information only once, an officer using Info-Cop can simultaneously tap into eight massive databases and receive data and photos in just two to four seconds. Traditionally, it takes a beat officer five to 10 minutes to check the databases individually with a dispatcher.
“With this addition, 60 percent of New Jersey’s mobile law enforcement departments now use the Info-Cop system,” said Rich Picolli, founder and CEO of Info-Cop. “The state’s agencies — and others across the nation — are discovering that Info-Cop is a powerful tool. With Info-Cop, police can make the most of government budgets that are stretched to their limits.”
The Bergen County system underwent a 14-month pilot project using Info-Cop technology. The pilot project included 18 departments. Project results convinced the county to offer Info-Cop as an option to all Bergen County law enforcement departments.
“Our whole patrol division has begun using Info-Cop on laptops in our patrol vehicles,” said Vincent Caruso, chief of the Lodi Police Department. “It solves a real safety issue for officers. Now, when they pull over a vehicle, they are able to know almost instantaneously whether that vehicle or operator is wanted for something. I can’t begin to describe the importance of that information.”
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from PRNewswire (07/01/03) .