How Law Enforcement Is Implementing Gjxdm
The Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) is a way for law enforcement groups to share records and other information without spending money on new systems or paying their current vendors to specially tailor interfaces with one another.
Though nationwide adoptions of GJXDM include the Amber Alert System and the Regional Information Sharing System, many local agencies are using it as well. The Northwest Indiana Criminal Justice Network started when a pair of agencies–already utilizing New World Systems’ Aegis product–decided to combine resources by installing New World’s Regional Data Sharing (RDS) product. RDS pulls data from Aegis and other various public safety systems into an XML document, then formats the information using Extensible Stylesheet Language; it therefore supports a GJXDM Version 3.0 subset, including cases, violations, arrests, warrants, and accidents.
RISA, which began as a San Diego Harbor Police Department program to help forecast possible criminal and terrorist activities, now includes various law enforcement agencies in California, all of whom can share criminal information with one another.
CrimeCog Technologies’ solution is unusual in that its focus market is made up of small and medium-sized agencies. The CrimeCog product is an enterprise solution that follows offenders from a violation through the criminal justice system; in addition, as an applicant-based application, it can be employed to track data in any situation.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Law Enforcement Technology (05/05) Vol. 32, No. 5, P. 68; Miller, Christa.