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Connecticut Improves Law Enforcement Communications System

State upgrades network to increase data sharing.

by / December 18, 2003
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Connecticut's Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police has upgraded the state's On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing (COLLECT) Revision Project.

COLLECT links law enforcement officers to public-safety information, including warrants, protection orders, motor vehicle registrations, operator history, stolen property, criminal history and offender status information. This information is critical to officers, front-line criminal justice personnel, and general public safety in a developing criminal incident or traffic stop. On-the-street officers, dispatchers and criminal investigators depend on its around-the-clock operation.

The Connecticut Department of Information Technology selected MAXIMUS to replace the current COLLECT system with a combination of off-the-shelf and custom products based upon public-safety and open systems standards and architecture to provide more than 13,000 authorized state, federal and local police and criminal justice users access to state and national law enforcement information.

The company's partner, Advanced Technology Systems (ATS), provides a Web browser and message switch that will be customized to support Connecticut's specific requirements and interfaced with Peak Performance Solutions software. COLLECT will be the state's single information conduit to national law enforcement systems, notably the National Crime Information Center and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.

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