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Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program Information Technology Support Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,107,075)

The Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) Program offers a variety of services and support to law enforcement agencies to include automated, centralized law enforcement databases with nationwide connectivity using internet technologies, intelligence analysis, bulletins and publications, surveillance equipment loans, confidential funds, long-distance call patching, and law enforcement and officer safety training.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, on behalf of the RISS National Policy Group will enhance the operations of the RISS Office of Information Technology. RISS operates one of the nation's most important criminal justice information sharing networks and provides investigative services that enhance law enforcement's ability to target, investigate, and prosecute crime.

RISS enables rural law enforcement to access information, obtain training, and utilize investigative services. In many cases, these agencies would not receive needed resources without RISS's support. In this time of economic downturn, RISS has become more essential; by augmenting rural law enforcement efforts, RISS aids agencies exponentially. This project will expand investigative support, information sharing and investigative systems, technical assistance, and field services to rural law enforcement agencies.


Date Created: September 15, 2009