AT&T to Provide Wireless Services to Aid Public Safety for Pima County Sheriff
Tuscon, Arizona, April 22, 2010
AT&T* announced today a new, two-year contract with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to provide wireless voice and data services including iPhones to approximately 200 officers to aid the Department in its goal to increase public safety and support officers with improved productivity. The iPhones are equipped with COPLINK®, an application produced by i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation management software to law enforcement agencies across the United States.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department required simultaneous access to mission critical data on handheld devices while on voice calls to other detectives and officers within the Criminal Investigations Division. These capabilities allow the detectives to access suspect data and mug shots as well as historical data, such as previous arrests and case records.
Designed by former law enforcement officials, i2’s COPLINK software organizes and rapidly analyzes large quantities of seemingly unrelated data, currently housed in disparate databases and record management systems within a highly reliable network. Using data-mining software, the COPLINK mobile data application searches relational databases across county and state lines to collect and organize information pertaining to a specific suspect, location, crime, firearm, vehicle, property or situation.
“The AT&T and COPLINK mobile resource solution will expand the investigative expertise of our detectives and save precious time when a life or someone’s well-being is in jeopardy,” said Bureau Chief Richard J. Kastigar, Commander, Criminal Investigations Bureau at Pima County Sheriff’s Department. “It arms our officers with extremely vital data and can immediately reveal associations among different persons, giving our detectives enhanced abilities to solve cases.”
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Pima County Sheriff
Since 1865, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has been a leader in the law enforcement profession. The Department serves a population of over 350,000 people living in the unincorporated areas of Pima County. Encompassing 9,241 square miles, it is the seventh largest county in the nation. The Department is dedicated to the fundamental mission of providing professional law enforcement and adult detention services for Pima County. The Department employs approximately 400 commissioned deputies, more than 900 corrections and civilian personnel, and utilizes more than 650 volunteers throughout the county.
Managed from its headquarters building at 1750 East Benson Highway, in Tucson, Arizona, the Department has implemented innovative programs, such as the formation of the Pima Regional S.W.A.T. Team. The Department has also utilized the latest technology to create an interactive website: www.pimasheriff.org that allows citizens to check crime statistics and submit online reports. Citizens can also view the site and converse via email in over 50 languages.
The Department strives to stay at the forefront of technology and law enforcement practices in order to provide our citizens with the highest quality services and most responsive communication techniques available.
About i2 Inc.
i2 Inc. is the leading provider of intelligence and investigation solutions for defense, national security, law enforcement and commercial security. Over 4500 organizations in 149 countries rely on the i2 Intelligence-led Operations Platform to proactively predict, prevent, and defeat the world's most sophisticated criminal and terrorist threats. i2 started the intelligence revolution in 1990 and continues to lead the industry in innovation with products like Analyst's Notebook® and COPLINK®. These solutions enable public safety officers, analysts, managers, detectives and investigators to uncover hidden connections faster, deliver timely and actionable results and communicate complex situations more clearly than ever. For more information, please visit www.i2group.com.
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