Arizona DPS Implements Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS)

Capitol Building in Phoenix, Arizona

CPI has converted and enhanced specific message keys to enable standard Nlets Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS) for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS).

The sharing of images is an ongoing effort to enable law enforcement users nationwide to exchange all types of images inter/intra-state. This includes common images related to wanted persons; missing children; vehicles; identifying scars, marks, and tattoos; and other critical images to officers on the street. With the help of CPI, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) now provides this service to their Law Enforcement Officers and Criminal Justice personnel across the state.

CPI has converted and enhanced specific message keys to enable standard Nlets Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS). Nlets, The International Justice and Public Safety Network, has partnered with Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) to provide this solution to its shared customer base through the Brodie Assistance Fund (BAF). CPI, Nlets, and the AZDPS have worked together to bring this project to completion.

CPI modified Message Keys (MKEs) to provide for image inclusion and display. Messages may be addressed to any valid in-state or out-of-state destination. AZDPS can now send and receive images in standard transactions and include an image. Much like the NCIC Enter Image (EIM) transaction, users can now easily import image files to include in messages. The OpenFox Message Switch sends the image as an inline and Base64-encoded object with the maximum size determined by Nlets. These enhancements provide the capability to state law enforcement to send and receive additional images.

For more information about the OpenFox Message Switch click here: OpenFox Message Switch

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