InterAct’s National Data Sharing Network Helps Indiana Collect and Share Information on Gang Members

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Indiana’s INGangNetwork joined InterAct’s nationwide data sharing initiative, InterDEx. Queries run by InterDEx members will receive an alert indicating possible gang related activities from the INGangNetwork.

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Anything IPSC can do to improve data sharing puts us all one step closer to keeping our citizens and communities safer.

Recently, Indiana’s INGangNetwork and their database technology partner, CI Technologies, collaborated with the Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) to provide gang activity alerts via InterAct’s nationwide data sharing network, InterDEx. Now, InterDEx members from all across the country can run a query on a person, place, or thing they’re investigating through InterDEx enabled applications and receive an alert that indicates possible gang related activities from Indiana. When members of the INGangNetwork* would like more information about the alert received via the InterDEx network, they can log in to their INGangNetwork account.

In support of the National Gang Sharing Project sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the INGangNetwork is dedicated to the gathering and cross-boundary sharing of criminal intelligence about gang members and gang organizations and helps support the apprehension and prosecution of gang members. “Anything IPSC can do to improve data sharing, both inside and outside of Indiana, puts us all one step closer to keeping our citizens and communities safer,” said Kelly Dignin, ISPC System-Admin Manager. “Receiving INGangNetwork alerts and other local data without having to run multiple queries in different applications will significantly increase gang awareness, heighten knowledge of possible dangers, and ultimately increase the safety of law enforcement and criminal justice personnel.”

Data sharing and interoperability is one of the key drivers for IPSC’s statewide public safety technology initiative. Because access to InterDEx is integrated into InterAct’s technology, IPSC has executed a state contract for InterAct’s Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management, and Mobile applications so that agencies statewide can easily procure the solutions that support the interoperability initiative.

InterDEx represents InterAct’s grassroots movement towards supporting local, regional, and national data sharing and interoperability for all public safety organizations across the country. InterDEx boasts more than 200 local and regional data sources for 400 member agencies. “InterDEx enables simple interconnection of different database systems without having to create a central data warehouse. In fact, connecting the INGangNetwork to the network only took a few days to complete,” says Gordon Hallof, InterAct’s Information Sharing and Security Director. “This is a modern approach to data sharing that provides a simple model for how all 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States could start sharing data today.”

*If you are not a member of the INGangNetwork and are interested in joining, visit http://www.in.gov/iifc/2329.htm or contact the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center at iifc(at)iifc(dot)in(dot)gov.

About InterAct®
InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterAct’s solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com.

About Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission
The Integrated Public Safety Commission’s goal is to facilitate statewide public safety communications. IPSC provides an interoperable and reliable public safety communications system to all Hoosier first responders and public safety professionals for use during routine, emergency and task force situations. Our goal is to strengthen community safety and security by minimizing the financial and technological barriers to interoperable communications through interagency cooperation. To learn more about IPSC, please visit: http://www.in.gov/ipsc/2715.htm.

About CI Technologies
CI Technologies has been a leading provider of criminal intelligence and investigation software since 1992. Our sole business is the creation of powerful, affordable software solutions for the law enforcement community. http://www.ci-technologies.com.

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