One simple search to access data from across your IT systems…and across the country

 The LEAP Network is a search engine and information network developed in partnership between the technology community and law enforcement to share, search and analyze information across agencies, geographies and IT systems.

 

LEAP provides an array of intuitive and powerful search and analysis features to an agency’s existing IT infrastructure while steadily linking agencies together in LEAP’s secure cloud.

 

LEAP succeeds when the network of users grows, meaning that our incentive is to continue to provide every agency access to the most data and the best tools at the lowest possible cost.

 

How it Works – A Universe of Data in Three Components

Data Ingestion

No matter what the state of your IT systems, from boxes full of paper records to green screen DOS platforms to the most advanced RMS systems, we’ve seen it all. Our proprietary, custom built data connectors integrate with your databases and encrypt the data at a FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption standard using AES 256 bit technology before it is transferred to an FBI CJIS-compliant secure facility. We normalize all incoming law enforcement data into the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) XML schema now adopted by both the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Homeland Security. Your agency maintains complete control over what data is ingested, and always determines how and when it is shared.

Search, Analysis and Reporting

With your agency’s data in the secure cloud and harmonized with every other system on the platform, we unleash a powerful array of industry-leading search, analysis and reporting applications for your users[BD8] . Our software-as-a-service model means that new tools and capabilities are constantly added to the platform at no additional cost, and your agency is never invested in technology that will become outdated as the state of the industry advances. Because our cloud architecture enables access through the web, your officers can access LEAP through any web-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Nationwide Access

When your agency joins LEAP Network, your users can instantly access the universe of data that others have shared. This access to data across jurisdictions allows our users a unique capability to combat crimes that transcend geography and time, such as narcotics trafficking, gun running, organized retail crime and human trafficking. Beyond agency data, LEAP ingests countless data sources from the public and private sector which is immediately available upon a search of a suspect, location or incident.

Joining is Fast, Straightforward and Inexpensive

The LEAP Network is designed to be deployed with a minimum of time commitment from your agency’s IT department. Here’s how the process works:

 

1. As mandated by CJIS, your agency selects a point of contact who will help determine who receives access to the system.

2. Your agency names an IT point of contact, who will provide us with information on your IT platforms currently in use, and provide a backup copy of your database to our integration team. We then map the fields in your systems to our NIEM-compliant master schema.

3. We install a connector on your agency’s server, which encrypts agency data and sends it to LEAP’s CJIS-compliant secure cloud. Since LEAP is cloud-based and not a federated search system, the ongoing performance impact on your servers is minimal.

4. We then validate with a member of your agency that the information is correctly populating in LEAP, at which point your agency has full search access across your own systems, as well as all those currently on the LEAP Network from across the US.

We invite you to learn more about how the fastest growing, most capable network in America can help you and your agency.