Our Values

We constantly push the limits of technology, developing new ways for law enforcement officers to stay connected, informed, and protected. To develop and maintain the most innovative and intuitive information-sharing software products in the law enforcement industry, we build systems that are:

State Of The Art

The law enforcement systems and software we develop feature the latest technologies, ensuring they work at maximum power and efficiency.

Cost Effective

Not only do we handle the planning and development of our software — but we also save time and money by assisting with training and implementation.

Keeping The Public Safe

All systems and software created by our team is designed to keep the public safe and help law enforcement officers communicate and work swiftly.

Our Mission

We have been serving the law enforcement community for over 40 years, with our focus firmly fixed on longevity. Since incorporation in 1989 as Computer Projects of Illinois, the footprint of the OpenFox® system has grown to well over half the states of the union, a market presence unmatched by any other single organization in the history of the industry.

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Our Benefits

We view CPI as an extension of our family. Our employees are part of our extended family as well. Perhaps this is why our average employee has been with us for over 8 years and why 68% of our workforce has been with us for 5 years or more. Perhaps it is because of our outstanding benefits package that they simply can’t find at other firms. Our employees enjoy:

Competitive salaries, including corporate-wide financial performance bonus plan

Up to 15% salary contribution to retirement

Health insurance premiums for employee, spouse, and family 100% covered by the company – CPI will even contribute funds to your Health Savings Account!

Work-life balance – our convenient location in the SW burbs allows our employees to spend more time with their families

CPI Office Culture

Our Team

We are a family owned business. Founded by Lorne Sawatzky, CPI has transitioned to the next generation. Lorne’s three sons, Steve, Kevin and Ryan, now form the corporate management board. All three of the Sawatzkys are engineers by education & trade and have each personally developed technology for CPI.

The Sawatzky brothers continue to manage and lead CPI to new heights with their immense experience and knowledge in law enforcement, technology, and modern corporate values.

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Our Customers

Our average customer has been a customer for over 16 years, and we have never lost an installed system through a competitive bid process. Not only do our customers love us, but they are also the best and the brightest from the law enforcement and public safety community!

Working on our team, you will get to speak to, interact with and collaborate with these dynamic leaders of the industry. Most of all, you can experience the direct impact CPI has on the safety of citizens and officers all over the world.

Our Technology

We are an engineering firm at heart. We develop real-time mission-critical systems that are central to the success of law enforcement and public safety.

We build our own application platforms, and we build them with the most suitable combination of in-house development and open source initiatives to provide the best mixture of ease of development and robust, flexible software.

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Apply To CPI OpenFox Today!

Whether you are an experienced professional or just beginning your career, consider a promising and innovative opportunity with CPI OpenFox. Check out the available positions within our company.

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