Public Safety is important in today's environment, although crime rates have been declining for several years nationally, this pattern is not consistent across the country. There are areas in certain cases its risen.
These jurisdictions rely on information sharing to fight crime. Law enforcement, in particular, relies on information that is maintained in the state, national, and federal criminal justice information systems (CJIS) and is accessible through the criminal justice networks maintained by the FBI and Nlets. The key technology that provides this access is a specialized computer called a “message switch,” which relies on a legacy architecture and technologies that are increasingly expensive to maintain, support, and expand to meet increasing information sharing requirements.
Providing this capability is a singular challenge: the technologies used are old (the basic design was developed more than 30 years ago), the number of customers very small (only states and territories can provide this service), and making changes requires the agreement of the CJIS community. As a result, there are only a handful of providers for products. This makes them expensive to use and maintain.
Puerto Rico SIJC8 reports that their vendor charges a minimum of $25,000 for any modification to or addition of a new message. Their annual maintenance costs are $150,000. In Montana, the state’s Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) is operated by the Crime Information Bureau within the Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal
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