Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Implementation Team receives the 2011 Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity
 
 
The Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Implementation Team was selected as a recipient of the 2011 Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity. MO_Award_20111019 cropped.jpg
 
On October 19, 2011, the team comprised of the Missouri State Patrol and Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) was awarded the 2011 Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity for the team's efficiency/process improvement contributions within state government.

The award recognition ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda. The MACHS Implementation Team's efforts to improving quality and productivity within Missouri state government are of exceptional value and Governor Nixon recognized and honored the team's contributions.

The Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Implementation Team:
 
 Missouri State Patrol    Computer Projects of Illinois
 Linda Amos    Jerry Leinberger
 Mark Ashcraft    David Donaldson
 Sandy Bexten    Michael Khan
 Howard Carter    Roger Killingsworth
 Kerry Creach    Erik Snyder
 Connie Daniels    
 Pam Ferguson    
 Lt. Steve Frisbie    
 Carol Kampeter    
 Mark Kersten    
 Sue Lauberth    
J.D. Reece    
 Dianne Ruettgers    
 Art Wilkins    
 
Background:

On February 7th, 2011 the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) launched the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS). Working in partnership with MSHP, Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. designed, developed and implemented the web application and supporting database to serve the needs of distinct consumer groups; the general public, state and local agencies as well as commercial accounts.

In the MSHP press release, Colonel Ron Replogle, MSHP Superintendent, commented that “this is another example of the Patrol using technology to more efficiently and conveniently serve the public.” The press release also goes on to add, “Previously, record check requests that were mailed to MSHP took two to four weeks to process… now the requests are being processed in a matter of seconds.”

The secure web application provides a real-time alternative to a labor, paper and postage intensive operation. The site provides a series of user friendly screens for accessing the search, payment, and results of criminal history record searches. Public accounts are pay-as-you go utilizing the state’s payment portal. Agency and commercial accounts can be billed monthly. An OpenFox® Gateway / Message Switch brokers transactions between the web application and database servers through the legacy Missouri MULES Message Switch, and Computerized Criminal History database. The functionality is hosted on Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 Relational Database, and Apache web server and application server technology.

Since opening for business on February 7th there have been hundreds of user accounts, both agency and public types, created and as of October 31, 2011 285,489 searches have been submitted and processed. User reaction, feedback and performance of the functionality has been consistent and excellent.

To find out more about this project or what Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) can provide for your law enforcement/criminal justice initiatives, contact:

Marc J. Smith
Senior Account Executive
(630) 754-8820 x.149
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About Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), with its headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL, is the proven leading provider of information sharing software systems that safeguard the public and the officers sworn to protect it. CPI is unique in its core focus on the law enforcement and criminal justice community as exemplified by the fact that the company services over one half of the law enforcement users within the United States. CPI has earned its leadership position through the success of its OpenFox® information sharing system, the most popular "information broker" system of its kind. CPI maintains its leading position through rapid system development and implementation, dedicated technical support and outstanding customer service. CPI's market leading OpenFox® Product Suite is comprised of the OpenFox® Message Switching System, OpenFox® Desktop Client Software, OpenFox® HotFiles, OpenFox® On-Line Validations, OpenFox® Archive & Retrieval, OpenFox® Sex Offender Registry and OpenFox® Criminal History System.