Thursday, February 11, 2010

Media Opportunity: Law Enforcement Data Sharing

WHAT: Media Opportunity: Law Enforcement Data Sharing

WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

WHERE: Collier County Sheriff’s Office headquarters, Building J, 3301 U.S. 41 E., East Naples

MEDIA NOTE: Reporters, please meet in the PIO lobby.

SYNOPSIS: Collier County Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk, Naples Police and Fire Department Chief Tom Weschler and Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr will be available to discuss the significance of Collier County’s expanded participation in a statewide data-sharing program.

All three Collier County law enforcement agencies are now sharing information with each other and 140 agencies across Florida with the goal of keeping crime down.

Florida Integrated Network for Data Exchange and Retrieval, or FINDER, allows law enforcement agencies to search databases throughout the state. Through it, investigators can submit queries involving property, motor vehicles, pawn activity and people ranging from suspects to felons or their known associates.