Central Ohio Agencies Implement Crime-Fighting Technology
Grants provided through the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice and the U.S. Department of Justice have allowed seven law enforcement agencies in the State to begin using iLincs to share information more efficiently across district lines.
The tool is a Web-based system that allows officers to access and input information from stations, cruisers, mobile phones, and personal data assistants. Officers will be able to identify subjects, instantly issue reports on missing persons, and use photos and fingerprints to enhance interviews conducted in the field.
The technology is offered by the Armada Group, and supports visual and text-based information transfers in real time, expediting identification and response times to criminals and crimes.
The agencies adopting the technology include Dublin, Grandview Heights, Powell, Westerville, Worthington, Upper Arlington and the Ohio State University, which is funding the program independently.
“Effective technology plus timely information equals officer safety,” observes Westerville Police Chief Michael Clancey. “This real-time informational exchange between agencies also translates into safer communities in central Ohio.”
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from Government Technology (09/03); Jones, Miriam.