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How to Prevent Application Vulnerabilities and Breaches

Law enforcement has become a major target for cybercriminals in recent years. According to TechRepublic, there are roughly 18,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States. These agencies are responsible for receiving, sending and storing large amounts of sensitive data that cybercriminals could potentially sell or hold for ransom. While modern…

NCIS OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is now the fifteenth (15th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment. NCIS has moved its OpenFox system source data from the system’s previous location in Quantico, VA, to the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL. By relocating…

The Evolution and History of Law Enforcement Technology

New technology has transformed the law enforcement industry and the criminal justice system as a whole. Today, police and other law enforcement officials rely on a wide range of technologies to enforce laws and stop crime in a safe and efficient manner. From license plate readers and gunshot detection systems, to camera drones and thermal…

What Is RMS in Law Enforcement?

Records management systems (RMS) are commonly used by law enforcement agencies to efficiently store, retain, retrieve, view and achieve records, files and information pertaining to daily law enforcement operations. This innovative software solution contains useful tools that help automate critical processes and improve the outcome of criminal investigations. Before investing in a new or updated…

What Is Computerized Criminal History (CCH)?

Criminal records are commonly used by federal, state and local agencies to support criminal operations and confirm information when issuing background checks, employment screenings, firearm purchases and similar needs for both private and public organizations. Computerized criminal history (CCH) systems are available in many states across the U.S. and are designed to increase public safety…

Massachusetts OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center

Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) is now the fourteenth (14th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment. DCJIS has moved its OpenFox system source data from the system’s previous location in Chelsea, MA to the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook,…

Types of Software Police & Law Enforcement Use

Police and law enforcement at all levels leverage technology to help detect and solve crimes. There are many different types of software that agencies can use to prevent criminal activities and improve public safety. Some of the most common types of software used by police and law enforcement include: 1. Data & Information Sharing Software…

What is Criminal History Application?

law enforcement agencies commonly use criminal history record information (CHRI) for operational purposes within the U.S. criminal justice system. With data analytics, police and law enforcement agencies across the country can easily input data from crime scenes into highly accessible databases. This information can later be used to find connections between cases, formulate evidence and…

How Police Departments Can Benefit from Criminal History Application

Policing agencies are finding new ways to stay ahead of criminals by taking advantage of emerging technologies. Innovative software applications are transforming the way that law enforcement officials approach criminal investigations and carry out their day-to-day duties. With access to a wealth of data and IT tools, officers can better prepare for dangerous situations and…

How Technology Is Used for Criminal Investigations

Technology is evolving at a rapid speed and the resourcefulness of criminals along with it. To fight back against crime in a digital world, law enforcement must adopt new tools and equipment that keep pace with technological advancements. The use of cutting-edge tracking systems, software and other technologies has made a significant difference in the…

How Law Enforcement is Turning to Software To Stop Crime

Crime rates in the United States continue to rise steadily. According to a recent report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, there was a total of 2,109.9 property crimes per 100,000 people in 2019, as well as 379.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Offenders put others at risk for serious injuries or financial losses…

How Technology Is Changing Law Enforcement

Law enforcement plays a key role in helping to keep the communities they serve safe and secure. Policing technology has aided law enforcement professionals for decades with innovations including GPS tagging systems, body cameras and thermal imaging. The introduction of law enforcement software and data-sharing solutions has also transformed the industry by delivering reliable software…

Law Enforcement Software Market to Reach 30 Billion by 2031

The law enforcement software market is growing at a steady rate and according to a 2022 Allied Market Research report, the global law enforcement software market acquired a value of $13.6 billion in 2021. By the year 2031, the market is expected to reach more than $30.6 billion. This means the market will grow at…

CPI Creates Interface to Improve Alabama Firearms Prohibited Persons Database Functionality

CPI has enhanced OpenFox Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and OpenFox HotFiles (HFS) transactions by creating an interface with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Firearms Prohibited Persons Database (FPPD). The interface greatly improves data sharing between the entities. CPI provided a one-time initial extract of the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and Hotfiles (HFS) data. When…

What Law Enforcement Officers Need from Leadership

Leadership plays a critical role in the law enforcement industry. Great leaders possess the skills, knowledge and ability to inspire those around them. They demonstrate authority in high-pressure situations and exhibit a positive attitude to foster a productive work environment where all team members can be open, honest and motivated. Becoming a law enforcement leader…

Types of Software Law Enforcement Need

Law enforcement has always maintained a position at the forefront of modern technology. Agencies at all levels continue to invest in the latest software and systems in an attempt to better serve their communities and protect the public. Having access to the right types of programs and features can make a significant difference. Here are…

Community and Privacy: The Role of Law Enforcement Software Providers

Law enforcement agencies have long collected data about individuals, from warrants and arrest records to criminal reports and personal background information. With law enforcement having a wealth of information available at their fingertips, many people worry about their privacy. Data collection and surveillance have caused ongoing tension between the police and the communities they serve….

How Technology Solves Five Current Challenges in Law Enforcement Investigations

New technologies are helping law enforcement agencies remain one step ahead of criminals by providing officials with new ways to detect and prevent crimes. Public safety has improved significantly over the last decade as police gain the tools necessary to solve a range of common challenges that plague departments across the United States. From staffing…

OSBI’s OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is now the thirteenth (13th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment. OSBI has moved its OpenFox system source data from the system’s previous location in Oklahoma City, IL to the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL….

What To Look For In A Police Software Vendor

Police software innovations are giving law enforcement the tools necessary to better fight crime and protect their communities. From background check software to police database, the right software suite has the power to transform the way that law enforcement officials do their job. Not all software solutions are comparable; an agency should choose a software…

Maine State Police Upgrades Configurator

CPI recently upgraded the OpenFox Message Switch for the Maine State Police to Configurator version 7.5. Configurator 7.5 provides all the latest Configurator features and gives an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and Licenses.  Maine becomes CPI’s 8th client to…

How Sharing Data Improves Efficiency for Law Enforcement

Effective data sharing is the foundation of successful law enforcement. Officers must be able to access the appropriate information in a timely manner to ensure that cases are handled to the best of their ability. Investigators and police officers are tasked with searching through massive quantities of data in their day-to-day operations. Proper data sharing…

CPI Deploys Soft Tokens for OpenFox in Iowa

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented Soft Tokens v1.0 for the Iowa Department of Public Safety. CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens.  CPI modified…

New Hampshire State Police Upgrades Configurator

CPI recently upgraded the OpenFox Message Switch for the New Hampshire State Police to Configurator version 7.5. Configurator 7.5 provides all the latest Configurator features and gives an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and Licenses.  New Hampshire becomes CPI’s 7th…

What Is a Law Enforcement Blue Alert?

Blue Alert is designed to increase officer safety and more quickly apprehend violent criminals who seriously injure or kill local, state or federal law enforcement officers in the line of duty. The National Blue Alert Network is used throughout the United States to alert the media and the public when a law enforcement officer has…

How to Buy Law Enforcement Software

Law enforcement agencies at local, state and federal levels require sophisticated information technology (IT) capabilities to support their complex operations. Police operations depend heavily on computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems, records management systems (RMSs) and other technologies designed to improve information-sharing, streamline reporting and give officers a strategic advantage in the field. The amount of data…

Public Safety Software

Law enforcement agencies and other public safety organizations have collectively sworn to protect their communities. Police departments rely heavily on innovative software solutions to help streamline daily processes, optimize information sharing and sustain a more intelligent workflow. Access to the right technology can make a significant difference in the lives of public safety officials and…

Hawaii’s OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) is now the twelfth (12th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment. HCJDC has moved its OpenFox system source data from the system’s previous location in Honolulu, HI to the CPI OpenFox  Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL. By…

On-Premise vs. Cloud Software Deployment for Law Enforcement

When it comes to software deployment, law enforcement agencies now have two main options: on-premise software and cloud computing. Over the past decade, countless agencies have made the move from on-premise solutions to cloud delivery models. In fact, cloud services grew 18.4 percent in 2021 to a total of $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion,…

How Police Departments Can Save Costs With SaaS Software

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has quickly become a widely used software licensing and delivery model. The cloud provider is responsible for hosting applications and making them available to users over the internet. This includes more tedious and time-consuming tasks including installation, updating and general maintenance. Police departments across the country are now making the move towards SaaS…

CPI OpenFox Upgrades Arizona Offender-Based Tracking System

CPI implemented a Fennec Broker-based solution that utilizes the OpenFox Message Switch and an aggregator to query the Arizona HotFiles, Criminal History, Law Enforcement Judicial Information System (“LEJIS”), and Sex Offender data repositories to provide users with consolidated responses. The Arizona Offender Based Tracking System (OBTS) provides a central index of offenders with records in…

CPI’s 12th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Philadelphia

CPI OpenFox and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) have successfully deployed the OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) including CPI’s Internet Records Access Portal product (iRAP)  for agency background check tracking. The project replaced the legacy Philadelphia Criminal History database and user applications that served the PPD and the city of Philadelphia. PPD is now the eleventh…

Texas DPS Implements New OpenFox Terminal Control Report

CPI has upgraded the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) OpenFox Desktop to include a new module known as a Terminal Control Report. The new reporting module pulls together agency and station data into a single report that displays information from multiple fields configured by the TXDPS.  The critical component is that the reporting module…

5 Ways SaaS Is Helping Law Enforcement Solve Challenges

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become commonplace in law enforcement as more agencies choose to adopt this technology as part of their fight against crime. According to a survey conducted by Crime Tech Solutions, 56 percent of law enforcement agencies reported that they currently use SaaS or hosted software for CAD, RMS, criminal intelligence, case management, or…

New Mexico Upgrades OpenFox Hotfiles to Include Tribal Affiliation

CPI OpenFox implemented changes to the Hot Files (HFS) database (DB) Missing Person files to include Tribal Affiliation for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to document and track missing persons with tribal affiliations. Here is a high-level summary of the Scope of Work that CPI performed for this project:  Added a field for…

6 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Should Move To Cloud Computing

Cloud computing offers a widely accessible, reliable, safe and inexpensive solution for law enforcement departments. Modern police work now involves a significant volume of electronic data derived from surveillance systems, social media and personal computers and cell phones. The ability to transfer information from these devices is critical for providing comprehensive insight into an investigation….

Vermont DPS OpenFox Archive Application Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center

Vermont Department of Public Safety is now the tenth (10th) CPI customer to implement OpenFox Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox applications. Vermont DPS now has OpenFox Archive v3 application running in the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL. The Vermont OpenFox Message Switch and other CPI applications will soon…

CPI OpenFox Installs CCH Reporting Database for Alabama

CPI has built a replicated Computerized Criminal History (CCH) on-premise database for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). The project included the design, configuration, testing, and implementation of the replicated SQL CCH database and associated services.  CPI set up and configured SQL Server Replication in transactional mode. This technology updates the data in the Reporting…

What Are The Different Types Of Law Enforcement Software On The Market?

Innovations in technology have helped law enforcement agencies across the country more effectively enforce laws, manage public safety and maintain crime-free communities. Law enforcement software has contributed to more informed and knowledgeable officers who spend less time performing manual tasks and more time preparing for, preventing and responding to threats. Types Of Law Enforcement Software…

Top Benefits For Cloud-Based Computing In Law Enforcement

Cloud computing refers to the delivery of computing services, such as servers, databases, storage, analytics, software, networking and intelligence. This on-demand access to computing resources is available over the internet and charged via pay-as-you-go pricing. Law enforcement officials across the country are using the cloud for a variety of functions, such as data backup and…

How Does SaaS Improve Information Sharing in Law Enforcement?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become a popular form of software licensing, allowing users access to software that is paid on a subscription basis. In the law enforcement industry, more agencies and departments are now motivated to try cloud computing to increase flexibility, reduce costs and enhance security. Most law enforcement organizations already have the IT infrastructure…

CPI Implements New Password Change Portal for New Hampshire State Police

CPI developed and implemented a web page that allows authorized New Hampshire State Police users the ability to manage their security questions and reset their own passwords.  Scope of Work CPI OpenFox created new graphical user interface (GUI) screens and modified the OpenFox Message Switching applications to support the specified user functionality. The new password…

Key Features Your Law Enforcement Software Should Offer

Public safety organizations commonly rely on law enforcement software to aid in investigations, track cases and manage legal documentation. There are many types of law enforcement software that police departments and other agencies use daily, such as background check software, case management software, citation software, database software, investigation software and reporting software. With these technologies,…

How To Scale Your Business Using SaaS

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a popular method of software delivery allowing the access of data using any web browser or internet connection on any device. With this web-based model, software vendors are responsible for hosting and maintaining the code, servers and databases that make up the application. In recent years, SaaS has become mainstream. According to…

What Is Saas Hosting?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hosting is a type of web hosting service where the SaaS files and software of an organization are stored on a hosting provider’s servers instead of on their own servers. This type of hosting service can be highly beneficial to businesses that develop software; with SaaS hosting, the customers of that business can…

Debunking Law Enforcement Software Myths

Communities across the country rely on law enforcement to keep them safe and protected. One way that officers accomplish this immense task is by leveraging law enforcement software. Law enforcement software is commonly used by police departments and public safety organizations to keep track of and manage legal documentation, cases and investigations. A law enforcement…

6 Benefits Of Police Database Software

Law enforcement officials are sworn to defend and protect their communities. They are tasked with responding to calls for assistance, conducting investigations, preparing written reports, testifying in court and arresting and processing criminals, along with many other duties. Due to the complexity of this job, modern police departments rely heavily on database software. From basic…

Understanding The Differences Between SaaS And Hosted

In the world of cloud computing, there are several buzzwords that are important to know. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted software are two of the most common. The main difference between them is that SaaS is a service that is paid for via a subscription model and hosted software is a product that is purchased and…

Rhode Island Enhances OpenFox CCH Notifications

CPI modified the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Application functionality including enhancements to enable mapping of RI State statutes to NCIC equivalent offense codes on Nlets Criminal Record (CR) and Full Record (FR) responses utilizing Nlets Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS). The scope of work for this project included the following:…

Key Benefits of SaaS Over PaaS

When moving a business to the cloud, it is important to understand acronyms such as SaaS and PaaS. These are types of cloud computing that have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of servers that host, store, process and manage data online in the “cloud.” SaaS…

What Is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) And How Does It Work?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a type of cloud computing technology in which a cloud provider hosts applications on the web that are made available to end-users. With this type of model, an independent software vendor (ISV) may use a third-party cloud provider to host applications. With larger companies, such as Microsoft, the cloud provider may also…

5 Reasons Police Database Software Provides Public Safety

Law enforcement officials are responsible for promoting public safety. With advancements in technology, police departments are gaining the tools needed to protect their communities and resolve criminal matters quickly and efficiently. Database software is one of the most commonly used solutions available to agencies of all sizes. Police database software enables law enforcement to access…

UPDATE: Java 8 311 Bug Resolved

UPDATE: The error message in the Openfox Desktop, caused by a bug with Java 8_311, has been resolved. The issue was resolved in the Java 8_321 release.  For any further questions or concerns, please contact the CPI Support Center via email at support@openfox.com or by phone at 866-471-6305. Previous Issue: CPI has identified a bug…

What Are The Risks Associated With SaaS?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a type of cloud-based service that allows users to access applications via the internet instead of downloading software to a PC or business network. There are many advantages of the SaaS model, such as greater compatibility, accessibility and operational management. Software as a Service typically comes at a lower…

Top 5 Advantages Of SaaS

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a type of software delivery model that allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the web. SaaS eliminates the time-consuming and tedious process of installing and maintaining software. Instead, applications are stored on a remote cloud network that can be accessed through the internet or an…

Should Law Enforcement Officials Use Radio Or Communication Software?

Good communication is critical in nearly all industries but none more so than in law enforcement. The use of innovative communication technology enables police officers and other law enforcement officials to make quick and informed decisions based on readily available evidence. Some of the most commonly used forms of police technology include radio and communication…

West Virginia State Police Modernize DMV Interface

West Virginia State Police has modernized its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) interface. The project replaces the current interface to the DMV with a new synchronous web service interface. The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy interface and enhance the OpenFox® Message Switch with a Web Service interface that exchanges Nlets…

Oklahoma DPS Adds New DMV Web Service

CPI OpenFox implemented a new web services interface to process driver-related transactions to a new DMV service for the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS). The new web services interface will replace the current TN3270 mainframe interface at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy…

How Law Enforcement Officials Can Improve Information Sharing

Information sharing for law enforcement has significantly expanded across all levels of government in recent years. The use of dedicated law enforcement technology, coupled with strategic information-sharing practices, has improved law enforcement’s ability to detect, prevent and respond to crimes and emergencies. Law enforcement agencies are facing increased demand for sophisticated information technology (IT) capabilities…

8 Types Of Police Software And Their Uses

The evolution of police technologies has transformed the way that law enforcement detects, prevents and investigates criminal activities. Today, law enforcement officials have access to a wide range of software solutions that help fight crime and enhance public safety. In decades past, law enforcement agencies relied primarily on paper records, resulting in problems including security…

Michigan Becomes 23rd CPI Customer to Migrate to Red Hat Linux

The Michigan State Police (MSP) migrated its OpenFox® Message Switching system from the AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtual machines (VM). Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) provided the MSP an overall structure, schedule, development, testing, and implementation of the necessary products and services based upon the requirements and information supplied by the…

When Should Law Enforcement Officers Upgrade Their Police Software?

Safety and justice are top priorities for law enforcement agencies across the United States. By working together with the aid of innovative police software, law enforcement officials can effectively enforce laws and maintain public safety. One of the biggest decisions that law enforcement offices must make to keep their communities safe pertains to police software…

Virginia State Police Enhance OpenFox HotFiles to Store Orphaned Dispositions Data

CPI OpenFox and Virginia State Police (VSP) have implemented a new Hotfile table titled “Orphaned Disposition File” (ODF) to their OpenFox Hotfiles Application. The ODF provides additional records of disqualification to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) through an automated process. The project includes a new Hotfile table to house the ODF’s and…

8 Benefits Of Acquiring Law Enforcement Software

Police departments, public safety departments, criminal justice agencies and related organizations commonly use law enforcement software to manage and keep track of cases, reports, legal documentation and investigations. Software is used to automate manual time-consuming tasks such as report writing and records management. It can also reduce human error and create greater efficiency and improved…

CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in West Virginia

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for West Virginia State Police. CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens.  CPI modified the…

The Importance Of Utilizing Software For Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officers are responsible for enforcing laws, managing public safety and maintaining order in communities. These tasks are achieved through the prevention, investigation, apprehension and detention of suspects of criminal offenses. Today, more than 900,000 law enforcement officers serve the U.S., according to Police Blue Nation. Why Law Enforcement Software Must Be Utilized Many…

CPI’s 11th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Ohio

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Ohio Attorney General  (OAG) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA) including CPI’s Internet Records Access Portal product (iRAP). The project replaced the legacy Ohio Criminal History database and user applications that served the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the citizens of the Buckeye…

How To Select The Right Law Enforcement Software

Law enforcement agencies are responsible for promoting public safety and protecting the lives and property of community members. Having access to the right law enforcement software simplifies this process by providing police officers and other members of the legal community with the technology necessary to perform their jobs efficiently. From background checks and sex offender…

Rhode Island State Police OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) are now the ninth (9th) CPI customer to implement OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment. RISP has moved its OpenFox system source data from the system’s previous location in North Scituate, RI, to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) Tier-III+ Data…

Built In Honors CPI in Its Esteemed 2022 Best Places To Work Awards

CPI Earns a spot on Built In’s 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago Chicago, IL, January 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that CPI was honored in its 2022 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, CPI earned a place on 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago. Click here to see…

A Guide to Law Enforcement Software in 2022

Communities across the United States depend on their law enforcement officials to help keep them safe against crime. One of the tools that police and other public safety organizations use to protect residents is law enforcement software. This software offers a comprehensive selection of features used by law enforcement agencies to effectively manage crime investigations,…

What Types Of Software Do Law Enforcement Officers Need?

Law enforcement software is commonly used by public safety organizations to keep track of and manage cases, investigations and legal documentation. Police departments, criminal justice agencies, public safety departments and similar organizations rely on a wide variety of software solutions to streamline operations and make information more organized and accessible. Law enforcement agencies that rely…

Apache Software Log4J Vulnerability

It may have come to your attention that a security vulnerability in Log4J was identified late last week. Log4J is a third party logging library published by the Apache Software Foundation and used in a wide variety of applications. The Apache Software Foundation has released a new version of Log4J that patches the vulnerability. For…

What Is Law Enforcement Software?

Law enforcement and other public safety organizations depend on special software to manage and track cases, legal documentation, reports and investigations. Whether they are analyzing crime patterns or performing background checks on suspects, the right software can help law enforcement agencies keep their communities safe and aware. Software is available for organizations of all sizes…

Java 8 Update 311

CPI has identified a bug with Java 8_311. This Java release may cause the following error when running an application within the Openfox Desktop. If you are affected by this issue, please revert to the previous Java version. We have been working with Oracle on a fix and they have confirmed that this is a…

CPI Successfully Deploys Illinois LEADS Modernization Project

CPI has successfully installed and implemented the OpenFox Message Switching System, utilities, interfaces, licenses, and professional services in order to customize and deploy a replacement LEADS system for the Illinois State Police (ISP). The functional areas, including all hardware, applications, licenses, and professional services to complete the installation were as follows: OpenFox Message Switch including…

Alabama Implements Query Criminal History Log (QCHL) Reports

CPI has provided Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) a new solution to easily store and retrieve input inquiry data for all NICS and CCH query transactions. Additionally, reporting functionality for a summary and transaction statistics lists have been provided. CPI performed the following tasks and/or services to implement the solution: Established a database (DB) table…

North Dakota Converts to Red Hat Linux

CPI has successfully converted North Dakota State Radio Department of Emergency Services to Red Hat Linux on new hardware. Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality in the North Dakota State Radio AIX server environments to the new RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environments provided by CPI. CPI also upgraded the Archive…

OpenFox SAM On-Site Deployed in Oklahoma

We are happy to announce that CPI has installed Site Automated Monitoring (SAM) On-Site in Oklahoma.  More about SAM On-Site:  OpenFox SAM (Sites Automated Monitoring) application, CPI monitors the various customers that allow access to their systems to retrieve the required information.  This allows CPI personnel to monitor and maintain the health of a production…

Texas Implements New Boat Registration Interface

Texas Department of Public Safety and Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) created a new receiver RESTful interface to process Boat Registration and Wildlife Violation Queries in the Texas Law Enforcement Transaction Service (TLETS) system. CPI executed the following to successfully implement this project: Created a new RESTful web service client   Reconfigured the current station…

MSP, CPI Add New SOS Web Service to the OpenFox

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Michigan State Police (MSP) utilized the OpenFox®️ Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox Message Switch.  The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface…

Maine State Police deploy At-Risk Hotfile

Maine State Police (MSP) and Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc (CPI) have implemented a searchable repository to alert first responders when assisting someone who may have a condition which could impact their ability to communicate or interact effectively.  CPI provided a searchable database and configured the OpenFox Message Switch to enable MSP METRO User’s to…

CPI’s Message Switch Director Shares Team Engagement Strategies with Built In Chicago

“Being candid and available upfront allows open dialog at all times.” We sat down with @BuiltInChicago to reveal how we keep our teams engaged to achieve bigger wins. See more Here! https://bit.ly/33Ef8Ky

Maine DPS installs Restricted Person File DB Interface

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) has successfully completed the Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS) Restricted Person File (RPF) Database Interface project for the state of Maine. CPI configured a new interface between the State’s OpenFox Message Switch (METRO) and the State’s RPF database for the purpose of providing Law Enforcement visibility of who is…

MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal Name Search

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. This project has aligned…

Arkansas Upgrades to Latest OpenFox Configurator

CPI recently upgraded the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) OpenFox Message Switch (OLETS) to Configurator version 7.5 from Configurator 6.7. Configurator 7.5 provides all the latest Configurator features and gives an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  ACIC becomes…

CPI’s 10th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Arizona

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy mainframe-based Arizona Criminal History (ACCH) database and user applications that served the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) community. The existing ACCH data repositories and associated Criminal Justice Information…

CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Oklahoma

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens.  CPI…

CPI and VSP Install New DMV Web Service

CPI and Virginia State Police (VSP) in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have installed a web service for vehicle-related transactions to exchange existing message formats between the OpenFox Message Switch and the new DMV data server via a new communication protocol. CPI configured the following OpenFox components: A new asynchronous bi-directional…

MSP and CPI add new Web Service to the OpenFox

CPI and MSP utilized the OpenFox Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox®️ Message Switch.  The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface between MDOS and the Law Enforcement Information…

CPI and MSP utilized the OpenFox Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox®️ Message Switch. 

The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface between MDOS and the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) OpenFox Message Switch with a web service interface that transmits data using the Nlets National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) standardized format. 

CPI configured the following OpenFox components:

CPI utilized the existing SOAP synchronous web service client currently configured in the LEIN Message Switch. CPI expanded functionality to allow the web service to begin processing Drivers transactions beyond processing vehicle transactions between MDOS and LEIN already in production.

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