CrimeCog Technologies aquires E*Justice

Published 10 September 2007

E*Justice helps different law enforcement departments share information; in addition, one department’s information storage may keep information intact for all other subscribers in the event of a disaster

Milford, Michigan-based CrimeCog Technologies has purchased the integrated criminal justice information system, E*Justice, from Northrop Grumman Information Technology. The terms of the acquisition call for CrimeCog to support all current E*Justice contracts and to extend its customer base into seven states. CrimeCog also hired E*Justice software engineers formerly employed by Northrop Grumman. Before the purchase, CrimeCog had licensed the E*Justice system from Northrop Grumman and was delivering it over the Internet to police agencies, prosecutors, jails, and courts. Now it will offer E*Justice as a client-server application and as software as a service.

When delivered over the Internet, the E*Justice service offers real-time data sharing among agencies which subscribe to it. For example, as soon as officers enter information from an arrest or incident, it is available to any other authorized user. Data can be entered from the field via laptops with web browsers and wireless Internet connections. Data also can be exported to generate and transmit reports to state and federal agencies. Both companies emphasize not only the fact that E*Justice eliminates the need to re-enter data, but as importantly that departments maintain complete control of their data and can share selective information without jeopardizing a suspect’s rights or the system’s security.

There is one more reason why law enforcement units may want to consider the system. Hurricane Katrina destroyed important public records in New Orleans. Many of the lost or ruined documents may likely never be retrieved or recovered. If the New Orleans police department, for example, were subscribers, its records would have been left intact in another department’s storage.

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.