In these times when shared services are being utilized to save resources and increase public safety, CSI’s law enforcement product line facilitates collaboration among police departments forming regional alliances.
In this day of advanced electronics, when everyone is constantly connected to the Internet and the daily interaction with the World Wide Web is widespread, we in law enforcement are no different. We have b e c o m e “CONNECTED” to the point that our officers’ daily tasks are dependent upon and interconnected with software, hardware and the Internet.
CSI is proud to claim the following law enforcement agencies as part of our InfoShare™ family! Collectively, our clients provide a strong voice and source of ideas, so as our family grows, we welcome your feedback to continually improve our products and provide the robust capabilities that CSI and law enforcement products are known for. As of this publication, our InfoShare™ law enforcement family includes the following agencies:
CSI has strengthened our law enforcement product line with enhanced modules and features to streamline ticket generation and processing, increase data sharing among authorized agencies, improve response to emergencies and enhance citizen safety.
When I was young, I had one simple goal and that was to be a Municipal Police Detective. I wanted to be a small town cop who made a difference in the lives of people who were my neighbors and friends. I never really desired to be a Chief or even really a Sergeant. I guess you can say I had a romantic notion about what ‘being a cop’ meant back then.
Access to the victim’s network. The attacker then has the capability to do an analysis of the network to gain hardware and network capability to corrupt, find hardware or software vulnerabilities and eventually crash or exploit your network
The administration of CSI Technology Group prides itself on recruiting well rounded, enthusiastic and talented people for our Account Management positions. While these new staffers are selected for their experience and talents, CSI is embarking on a new employee certification program to ensure that each person working with our client agencies is intimately familiar with all facets of the InfoShare™ applications.
CSI is committed to fostering communication between the public and public safety organizations as a way to reduce crime and keep citizens safe. So when the US Department of Homeland Security launched the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign in 2010 to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities, CSI turned to its engineering staff to design a mechanism to support this effort.
In our February issue of the InfoSharer, we reported on the preparation, planning, and development of our software to integrate with a project called the New Jersey Information Sharing Environment (NJISE). This project is sponsored by the IJIS Institute, the Rutgers Police Institute and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), along with several participating software vendors.
A little more than a year ago, on January 1, 2013, the electronic discovery provisions of the New Jersey Rules of Court, R. 3:13-3(b)(3), went into effect. Mirroring some of the provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26, the New Jersey e-Discovery provisions are designed to accommodate the ever-increasing use of email and other forms of digital communications as a means of transmitting discov-ery in criminal cases in New Jersey.
Whether responding to a Call for Service (CFS) or initiating a stop, officers of the Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park Police Departments in Bergen County, New Jersey will be utilizing the latest in law enforcement technology to automate dispatch, response, look-up, citation and reporting of their incidents.
The National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor was the scene for CSI’s latest Prosecutor’s User Group meeting on October 8, 2013. It was the first User Group meeting CSI has hosted for a while now and we felt the time was right, as we are rolling out the new InfoShare™ 3.0 version to our Prosecutor clients. We showcased some of the exciting new features that are available in this InfoShare™ upgrade and explained some of the new technology and details about is installation.
CSI congratulates Sussex County, New Jersey on their recognition by the Center for Digital Govern-ment and the National Association of Counties for their use of digital technology in government operations. Sussex was ranked as the sixth county in the nation, among its population category, for effectively utilizing “digital technologies to serve their citizens and streamline operations,” as re-ported in Government Technology magazine and on their website (http://www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/counties/).
On October 19, CSI’s VP of Marketing and Sales, Joshua Ottenberg, Esq., joined many of his former colleagues at Atlantic City’s Revel Casino for the 2013 Annual Prosecutors’ College. Ottenberg, who served as Acting Camden County Prosecutor before joining CSI earlier last year, gave a presentation at the convention on trends in technology and their impact on the law in New Jersey.
Since these two police departments have included the InfoShare™ e-Ticketing component in their configuration, any summonses that have been issued are attached to the applicable incident, and the data related to the summons is also seamlessly transmitted to the RMS for management reporting,” explains CSI Vice President Pete Ugalde, who is a former Captain with the Dover Town-ship (Morris County) Police Department. Yes, once the summons is entered through e-Ticketing, no additional manual data entry is required to store this data in the RMS!
With the growing visibility and importance of identity management, security, and privacy, it is essential to understand and use technologies which enable best practices for our customers. Standards-based interaction and collaboration, as well as federated identity management, are among the key technology areas gaining both support and traction with key federal and state programs today.
Are you ready for the cloud? Or would you rather host InfoShare™ at your own data center? CSI understands that everybody’s situa-tion is different, so with the upgrade to 3.0, we now offer choices when it comes to hosting your application. Another new feature CSI now provides our customers is multiple choices for hosting InfoShare™. Three models are now supported by our new Info-Share™ 3.0 platform:
Camden, Atlantic, Middlesex and Gloucester are some of the New Jersey counties experiencing the benefits of CSI’s InfoShare™ CJP component. CJP means Central Judicial Processing and it allows those counties’ police departments to transmit all indictable arrest documents, including complaints and police reports, to the Prosecutor's Office for timely screening decisions by prosecuting attorneys. The documents are scanned or uploaded to a case initiated by a local police department, creating an electronic case file that can be viewed by all authorized parties, and linking the police case directly to the e-Prosecution case.
Today, security is every agency’s number one concern, and rightfully so. Therefore, it should be everyone’s priority. Hardly a day goes by without news stories about breaches and compromised data. Many times, these intrusions are caused not by hackers, but by people placed surreptitiously inside a company. When it comes to the protection of data, in particular sensitive inves-tigations and criminal history data, it is important that we always remain vigilant about internal security and employee integrity.
In an effort to save money for county residents while still providing them the optimum in modern public safety, the Camden County Chiefs Association announced in October that seven Camden County police departments have entered into a shared services agreement to install and operate a regional police Records Management System (RMS). The goal of this new project is to provide more efficient response to emergencies and more accurate police reporting, while at the same time taking ad-vantage of the cost savings inherent in shared services.
InfoShare™ is capable of promoting data sharing across agencies and has joined with IJIS to support our mission of providing systems that improve collaboration and information sharing among public safety and judicial organizations. InfoShare™ is ODBC-compliant, making it easy to share data across a variety of applications and platforms.