i2 has built an interface between COPLINK and the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s (NCIS) Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX), creating vital information sharing capabilities between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Developed by Northrop Grumman, LInX enhances information sharing between local, state and federal law enforcement in areas of strategic importance to the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hampton Roads, Va., Florida, Georgia, the Gulf Coast region, the National Capital Region, North Carolina, New Mexico and Southern California. LInX provides more than 800 participating law enforcement partner agencies with secure access to regional crime and incident data and the tools needed to process it, enabling investigators to search across jurisdictional boundaries to help solve crimes and resolve suspicious events.
COPLINK, a widely deployed lead generation tool, enables law enforcement agencies across the country to organize and rapidly analyze vast quantities of seemingly unrelated criminal data currently housed in incompatible databases and records management systems. More than 3,000 law enforcement agencies have access to COPLINK data and about a half billion records are shared securely in COPLINK.
i2 is working with the State of Alaska, NCIS and Northrop Grumman on a pilot program that will connect Alaska with Washington, scheduled to commence in early 2011. Agencies in both states use a combination of COPLINK and/or LInX. Once the connection is live, agencies in Alaska, Washington or Oregon that use one or both systems will have access to both resources. Based on results of the pilot, the new capability will be extended to other jurisdictions throughout the country using COPLINK and/or LInX.