iPatrol™ Smartphone Application Used At
2012 Super Bowl Events in Indianapolis
In an effort to get information to their officers on the street patrolling Super Bowl activities, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) downloaded the iPatrol™ Smart Phone software application. iPatrol™ is a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) application developed by the Law Enforcement Wireless Village which provides real-time law enforcement data directly to the officer's phone. For the week of Super Bowl festivities, Verizon Wireless provided Android Smartphones to a dozen of the IMPD officers working the events.
The iPatrol™ application allows law enforcement personnel to run standard law enforcement queries such as: wanted persons, driver's licenses, license plates, vehicle identification numbers, guns, boats and property. iPatrol™ responses include all information available including wanted persons and current driver's license information and photos. In addition, iPatrol™ features include real-time mapping of officers, inter-agency collaboration and other capabilities that will continue to grow.
"Enabling our guys with mobile access to Indiana criminal justice information (wants/warrants/stolen vehicles, etc.) was something we determined would be a big benefit to our detectives and officers," said Lt. Brian Bethel of IMPD. "Smartphone technology is moving fast, and we see it as a way to provide new capabilities and improve officer safety for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Force." Two days before the Super Bowl Detective Danny Reynolds of the IMPD nabbed a violent felon who gave him a false identification. "He gave me a false last name and stated he left his identification at home. When I did not get a return photo with the check [using iPatrol™] I took the next step and the short story is I was able to find out who he was. That app is a great tool."
"We were thrilled to find out our application and service was chosen to aid the law enforcement community at the Super Bowl, and I want to thank Verizon Wireless for providing the smartphones and great data service during the event," said Lorne Sawatzky, President of CPI. Geoff Engerman, Product Manager of Law Enforcement Wireless Village, added "With all the special features of Smart Phones and Tablets, we are seeing increased interest in using this technology not only to allow real-time mobile information, but also to augment the MDTs in law enforcement vehicles that don't have GPS and the ability to be transported to the dispatched incident scene."
iPatrol™ accesses NCIC, Nlets, and state databases using the CPI OpenFox™ Gateway. This Gateway resides in the CPI Network Operations Center located in Bolingbrook, Illinois and provides access to all these data services utilizing the Nlets Secure Network. iPatrol™ and the CPI Gateway meet all FBI mandates for encryption and multi-factor authentication.
iPatrol™ is now available in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia, and will soon be available in Colorado, Montana , and Virginia. For more information about iPatrol™ and the Law Enforcement Wireless Village, visit http://www.lewv.us.
About Law Enforcement Wireless Village
Law Enforcement Wireless Village (LEWV) is the creator of the iPatroltm client software. iPatrol™ is implemented as a hosted software application that allows qualified law enforcement officers to securely access Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) data. Available at a low monthly service cost, the only required investment of an iPatroltm subscriber is a Smart Phone or Tablet operating with a cellular data plan. Subscriber provisioning requires approval from a CJIS Systems Agency (CSA).
About CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.)
Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), with its headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL, is a proven leading provider of information sharing software systems that safeguard the public and the officers sworn to protect it. CPI is unique in its core focus on the law enforcement and criminal justice community as exemplified by the fact that the company services over one half of the law enforcement users within the United States. CPI has earned its leadership position through the success of its OpenFox™ information sharing system, the most popular "information broker" system of its kind. CPI maintains its leading position through rapid system development and implementation, dedicated technical support and outstanding customer service. CPI's market leading OpenFox™ Product Suite is comprised of the OpenFox™ Message Switching System, OpenFox™ Desktop Client Software, OpenFox™ HotFiles, OpenFox™ On-Line Validations, OpenFox™ Archive Retrieval, OpenFox™ Sex Offender Registry and OpenFox™ Criminal History System and iRAP – Internet Record Access Portal, and iPatrol™.
Marc J. Smith
Senior Account Executive
Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI)
(630) 754-8820 x149