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OSBI Seal  Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 4/18/06                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Initiates New Law Enforcement Information Sharing Project


Wednesday, April, 19th, OSBI will begin handing out computer equipment to the state’s law enforcement community to enable all agencies to share vital information.  Media will be able to view the system Wednesday at 1:30pm inside OSBI Headquarters.

The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Information Exchange project, or OKLeX, will allow 240 local law enforcement agencies to tap into the information resources of state agencies such as the Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to name a few.  This information sharing initiative will give law enforcement an edge on criminals.  

In the next several weeks, OSBI will begin phase one of this three-phase project.  Phase one includes training of nearly 500 students (police) at various Vo Techs across the state.  Approximately 120 students have been trained to date.  OSBI will also deliver and install the PC systems that include a personal computer system, printer, and a digital camera system.  Training will be completed by August.  Installations completed by July 1st.

Phase two, to take place in 3-to-6 months, is the creation of a web site for local law enforcement to search information gathered by state agencies indexed for investigative purposes for persons and places. 

The last phase is a custom interface allowing for future data expansion.

OKLeX is the brainchild of OSBI Director DeWade Langley.