Covington, KY Agency Taps into Data to Help Police Fight Crime

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InterActMobile Gives Officers Access to Invaluable Crime Data, Right in their Police Cruisers

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With InterActMobile, our officers can collaborate with all nearby agencies to help keep our citizens safe. Even better, the software costs half of our previous solution, which lacked regional information sharing.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) August 30, 2010 -- InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of safety and security software used by government agencies as well as private sector businesses, today announced that the Covington, Kentucky Police Department will leverage InterActMobile software to access crime information from 14 other police departments across Kenton and Campbell Counties, as well as the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office. Armed with this intelligence, officers are better equipped to curb criminal activities.

Previously, officers lacked access to this regional data. For example, if an individual was pulled over in a neighboring community, Covington officers had no way of knowing this. Now, they have much better situational awareness to understand a suspect’s background. More than 50 officers now have wireless access to the mobile crime network right from their vehicles, so if a suspect is wanted or has a criminal history in another jurisdiction, they’re instantly alerted to this when they’re on the scene. They can even dispatch a message on their mobile data computer to gain insight from any officer who recently encountered the individual.

“Knowledge is key to protecting communities,” said Lee Russo, police chief for the Covington, Kentucky Police Department. “With InterActMobile, our officers can collaborate with all nearby agencies to help keep our citizens safe. Even better, the software costs half of our previous solution, which lacked regional information sharing.”

Formerly known as MobileCop from BIO-key International, InterActMobile was available to the the Covington, KY Police Department through the Kentucky State Contract, a convenient and economical way to purchase the software and connect field personnel with the state network via the Kentucky State Police Message Switch, which connects to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

“It’s rewarding to see agencies like Covington gain greater cross-agency cooperation for apprehending criminals,” said John McNulty, president and CEO of InterAct Public Safety Systems. “We’re always excited to see our software enable strong cooperation between police departments and the community at large. It’s a great way to bring people together in protecting the community.”

About InterAct Public Safety Systems
Founded in 1975, InterAct Public Safety Systems provides integrated multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional public safety and homeland security systems technology. The InterAct Connections Framework™ is the foundation upon which customized comprehensive public safety solutions are built and presently used by more than 2,000 government agencies and private enterprises globally. The Company’s advanced Next Generation telephony, computer aided dispatch/mapping, mobile data sharing, and records management systems deliver emergency responders the vital information they need to protect their communities. InterAct is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and all applications are available for purchase on GSA contract. For more information, please visit http://www.interact911.com or call 1-800-768-3911.

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