There’s a computer software that’s shaking up law enforcement, called the most important tool in the field of Crime Fighting. It’s COPLINK.
COPLINK is a product of i2 Technologies, Inc., a supply chain management software and services company founded in Dallas in 1998. COPLINK is intended as a cutting-edge tool to assist law enforcement. Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca has given his endorsement: “COPLINK is one of the most powerful weapons we have in our arsenal, arming the human sensor at their point of need and enabling us to act quickly, decisively and correctly.”
On its webpage, i2 promises that:
COPLINK organizes vast quantities of seemingly unrelated data to provide tactical, strategic and command-level users with access to shared data in a single, or multiple, consolidated repositories. Its proven ability to quickly identify investigative leads helps agencies solve crimes faster, thereby helping to keep officers and communities safer.
COPLINK seamlessly scales from single data source deployments to regional information sharing initiatives, tying multiple agencies and data sources together. COPLINK is used in fusion centers, police and sheriff’s departments across the U.S. and currently supports one of the largest information sharing initiatives in the world.
Created by practitioners for practitioners, COPLINK provides the most advanced privacy and security features, ensuring the right information is in the hands of first responders, analysts and commanders, when and where they need it.
A couple of thoughts:
- With this technology, why do we still have full body scanners in airports?
- The same COPLINK computer technology can also be used to assemble “vast quantities of seemingly unrelated data” on ordinary noncriminal citizens like you and me — assuming that it hasn’t already been done….
~Eowyn & LTG