Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) has introduced iPatrol, an enterprise app that allows officers to perform information queries from the field without contacting dispatch.
iPatrol, which can be used on smartphones or tablets, provides access to federal (NCIC and NLETS), state, and local law enforcement information.
The app is available to users of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). With iPatrol, officers can perform vehicle, person, gun, article and boat queries.
The iPatrol app accesses the databases using CPI's OpenFox Gateway Cloud that's connected to states via the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (NLETS) secure network back to the CPI Network Operations Center.
Secure chat rooms enable officers to work together to share information. Plus, they can access members of their own agency and communicate to other iPatrol users in other agencies.
According to CPI, iPatrol meets FBI security requirements including multi-factor authentication and FIPS 140-2 encryption required for accessing confidential CJIS data.