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Gang COPLINK Project-Gang Intelligence Information Node Project

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), Technical Services Division, will use the grant to fund a Gang COPLINK Project. This project will improve gang intelligence information sharing, search and analysis capabilities for the Los Angeles County law enforcement community. This will result in more productive anti-gang strategies, investigations, and allocation of resources, thereby increasing safety and security of the county's inhabitants and contributing to national security. The project will accomplish these goals by adding a Gang Intelligence Information Node (GIIN) to the Law Enforcement Information Sharing (LEIS) network. This program will leverage existing resources to achieve more effective information searches across more data and achieve better analysis of gang intelligence data via the COPLINK program. GIIN will create a secure, aggregate repository for local gang intelligence files and allow interaction with criminal records of LASD, LAPD, and 45 other municipal police departments. Funds will be used to purchase and install the server, and service the server, storage and interface hardware. The purchase also includes operating system software license and 3 years of service support.


Date Created: September 2, 2009