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January 29, 2013

Mobile App for Law Enforcement Delivers Instant Criminal Database Access

The blue lights behind you cause your stomach to sink. You pull over to the side of the road and fumble in your glove compartment for your vehicle registration. As the officer approaches your window, you roll it down, hand over your license and watch him or her walk back to the squad car.

In the car, the police officer is probably looking up your license and vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if you have any outstanding warrants or a thick criminal file. Instead of calling in your information to a dispatcher and waiting for the dispatcher to research your record, the officer can simply look up your history through a mobile app on his or her smartphone.

Voyager Query for Law Enforcement, created by Salient Solutions, gives federal officers and first responders instant access to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, the International Justice and Public Safety Network and other crucial databases. Law enforcement officers can instantly pull up a person’s background so that they don’t unknowingly walk into unsafe situations.

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On January 29, Salient announced that Voyager Query would be available as both an iOS and Android app. This flexibility allows officers and federal agents to access information using the devices that they already have, sparing cash-strapped agencies from having to authorize large procurements of new devices.

Salient specializes in federal IT and engineering solutions. The company has supplied information technology, intelligence analytics and engineering services to people working in homeland security, cybersecurity, intelligence, defense and the federal civilian market.

Voyager Query for Law Enforcement is part of Salient’s Edge Back strategy. Edge Back works to deliver quick turnkey solutions to federal agencies without requiring large investments associated with reinventing legacy databases and systems.

“Expanding Voyager Query Law Enforcement on the Apple iOS and Android mobile platforms provides agencies maximum deployment flexibility and is consistent with our commitment to provide the capabilities that our clients need today,” said Brad Antle, CEO of Salient, in a statement.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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