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ARJIS PDA Mobile Project: Keeping Identification Potential in Your Hands

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Date Published
October 2008
2 pages
This paper briefly describes the Automated Regional Justice Information System’s (ARJIS) Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Mobile Project, enhancing the response to and prevention of criminal activities through positive identification.
The ARJIS is a complex criminal justice enterprise network of 75 local, State, and Federal member agencies in California’s San Diego and Imperial counties implemented the successful PDA Mobile Project. The deployment of more than 600 PDAs has resulted in hundreds of positive identifications, arrests, and case cancellations. The ARJIS PDA project has become the cornerstone for several regional information sharing task forces in areas such as gangs, narcotics, and terrorism. Using the PDAs, investigators rely heavily on booking, driver’s license, and gang photos for positive identification. There are currently four different PDA models in use. Within each model, the PDA user as the ability to access 13 applications, through secure private line connections.
Date Published: October 1, 2008