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Douglas County Sheriff Joins Other Agencies in Creation of Statewide Data Sharing Network to Fight Crime

Submitted by Deputy Cocha Heyden
Public Information Officer
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver is very excited about being part of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium with 42 other Law Enforcement Agencies from across the State of Colorado.

The Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC) was formed in 2008 by public safety leaders from across the state. It is the governing board for a new statewide network designed to empower officers and deputies to fight crime in the smartest of ways — through state-of-the-art data sharing and analysis. The CISC currently has 42 members and continues to grow. The vision of the board is that eventually all 154 police departments and 62 sheriffs’ offices in Colorado — and every officer and deputy — will be on line.

Using a system known as “COPLINK” the new network allows cops and detectives to analyze information regarding individuals, property, vehicles and incidents from various state and local law enforcement records. What used to take hours, days or months to research can now happen in a matter of minutes.

On May 26, 2009, at 10:30 am Sheriff Weaver joined 42 other law enforcement representatives on the west steps of the State Capitol to celebrate the break through of this statewide data sharing network. “I am very pleased to be part of this new wave of crime fighting technology. This information sharing ability should have happened years ago, it sure would have helped fight crime, but at least the ability is here now and I am proud to be part of this network”, stated Sheriff Weaver.

Please see attached media packet with more in-depth information about the project and several examples of success stories.

Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC) 44k pdf

Colorado COPLINK Success Stories 384k pdf



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