LIVERMORE, Calif. (April 05, 2017) –When law enforcement agencies share license plate recognition (LPR) data they develop more leads and solve more crimes.

Through April 30, 2017, Vigilant Solutions will waive any and all data migration and hosting fees, as well as fees for the company’s LEARN Basic Analytics package, for any law enforcement agency (LEA) wishing to gain access to more vehicle locations and Vigilant’s powerful analytics. With the migration, eligible LEAs will receive access to basic analytics in LEARN for three years, which will allow them to make the data they are collecting more valuable and more useful for generating investigative leads and closing more cases, more quickly. This offer is also available to fusion centers across the country.

Vigilant has always maintained that LEAs own their LPR data, and that LPR providers should make it easy for agencies to share data as needed to develop leads and solve crimes. Unnecessary hurdles to sharing data make it harder for law enforcement to carry out their duties. It is common knowledge that investigations often span multiple jurisdictions and can even stretch nationwide, so data sharing amongst agencies is critical to maintaining public safety and bringing criminals to justice no matter where they hide.

“Vigilant’s data sharing policy is driven by our team of former law enforcement professionals; people who have worn the badge and understand how to solve crimes using LPR data and analytics,” said Neil Schlisserman, Vice President for Vigilant Solutions. “We have the largest LPR data sharing network in the United States, with approximately 1,000 LEAs contributing data to our hosted solution. In addition to built-in analytics that help develop investigative leads, our solution meets and/or exceeds all relevant sections of the FBI-CJIS Security Policy.”

“There are a lot of companies and people that made a lot of money over the last 15 years trying to fill this gap. Yet even today, there are vendors contracted by law enforcement that purport to facilitate information sharing — as long as the data collected by the agency is not shared with a competitor. My colleagues and I realize we have an opportunity to change this dynamic and eradicate artificial barriers to sharing information. We believe it is the LEA’s data and they control how that data can be shared with other LEAs.  We want to make it easy for any organization interested in furthering Public Safety’s mission of protecting families, communities and their officer to participate in this data sharing initiative.”

The free migration program has received a positive response since kicking off in October 2016 with Vigilant already making it possible to migrate LEA data from dozens of other systems upon request of the participating agency.

“The feedback from agencies thus far has been very positive and we encourage any and all state and local jurisdictions to continue contributing their LPR data to the Vigilant shared network regardless of their LPR provider,” said Schlisserman. “There is no catch — no hidden fee. We are doing this because we believe that criminal offenders are to be held responsible for their actions so communities can live safely and peaceably.”

All LEAs wishing to take advantage of the free migration program can start the process online at http://www2.vigilantsolutions.com/data-migration. Agencies not yet utilizing an LPR system can learn more about the technology and its advantages at VigilantSolutions.com