Photo/Story Gallery 2006

LINX – Bridging The Gap

Major Steve Williams, Colonel Knight, Major Grady Carrick and Captain Keith Gaston in front of airplane in the ceremonial hangar at NAS Jax.Colonel Chris Knight recently attended a news conference at the Naval Air Base in Jacksonville to announce a new initiative called the Southeast Law Enforcement Alliance Project (SELEAP).

Naval Air Station Jacksonville welcomes law enforcement agency representatives to the base.Pictured left, L to R: Major Steve Williams, Colonel Knight, Major Grady Carrick, and Captain Keith Gaston in front of airplane in the ceremonial hangar at NAS Jax. and right, Naval Air Station Jacksonville welcomes law enforcement agency representatives to the base for the news conference.

Law enforcement agencies are enhancing their efforts against crime and terrorism by sharing critical information maintained in their records management systems with the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LINX), an initiative of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Colonel Knight among other agency heads in attendance at the news conference.LINX enables near real-time sharing of local, state and federal law enforcement data. A single query from participating jurisdictions can generate law enforcement data from multiple jurisdictions. Police officers, detectives, special agents, and analysts can access and analyze shared structured and unstructured data for tactical and strategic initiatives utilizing the analytical features of the LINX technology.

Pictured left, Colonel Knight among other agency heads in attendance at the news conference announcing LINX.

The power of this initiative is in the user’s ability to query law enforcement data from a number of jurisdictions to generate leads in a timely and efficient manner. The impact is in the potential to identify and disrupt criminal activity and potential acts of terrorism. Twenty-nine law enforcement agencies in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia are participating in this project.