Alberta Police Gain Info Sharing

Canadian intelligence agency improves network.

by / April 28, 2004
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta (CISA) in Canada sought to enhance the information-sharing capabilities for CISA's Alberta Public Safety Network (APSNet) Project.

The goal of the project is to dramatically improve public safety and security across Alberta by more effectively gathering and sharing information among the province's law enforcement agencies, including the police services of Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

CISA selected Templar Corp. technology to allow agencies to securely share information across physical and agency boundaries, enabling officers to instantly and simultaneously access needed information using any Web browser from a desktop, laptop, cell phone or PDA through any TCP/IP network.

"CISA and the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police are committed to achieving tangible, positive results in the area of solving and preventing crime by ensuring all our crime reduction strategies are based on well-founded, timely and relevant police intelligence," said Staff Sergeant Al Sauve, project manager for the Edmonton Police Service. "Key to our success is the efficient gathering and analysis of information, which is our goal through this partnership."

"CISA exists to facilitate the exchange of criminal intelligence between intelligence units, enforcement units and the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada's Provincial Bureau where collection, evaluation, collation, analysis, re-evaluation and dissemination can be made to effectively combat the spread of organized crime in Canada," said Inspector Ian Cameron, director of CISA. "CISA and its Alberta member police agencies are also responsible for implementing the Provincial Organized and Serious Crime strategy to combat the spread of organized and serious crime in Alberta."
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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