Monday, August 16, 2010

Fusion power!

An idea whose time has come.

I applaud this development as another tool in the arsenal against crime.

Police 'fusion center' on the way for S.A.
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Early last summer, investigators for the Sheriff's Department and the cities of San Antonio and Converse were trying to keep up with a string of robberies, carjackings and burglaries.

Each agency put together its own puzzle, but pieces were missing. Informally, detectives shared information — e-mailing, calling or meeting for coffee. Bexar County sheriff's Investigator Ken Murray learned enough to help him close four cases. Converse and San Antonio police also made arrests.

“Robbers don't know jurisdiction,” Murray said. “They just rob.”

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