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.”