The Chula Vista Police Department in California, US, has received approval to use Azure and Microsoft Office 365 government cloud services to access vital criminal justice information from the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).
CLETS provides law enforcement and criminal justice agencies access to FBI and state Criminal Justice Information. CLETS also allows for messages to be communicated to other agencies within California, other US states, and in Canada.
CLETS acts as the interface to criminal justice information systems, and approval from the organisation to access such public safety information can be hugely beneficial.
Thanks to the approval that has been granted, Chula Vista Police Department will now be able to better meet the regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy. It will also be better placed to capitalise on the capabilities of hyper-scale cloud computing.
“We are excited at Chula Vista Police Department to have received approval from the CLETS Advisory Committee to utilise Microsoft Office 365 and Azure services in the Government Cloud to fulfil our agency’s critical public safety mission,” said Eric Wood, Chula Vista Police technology manager. “We deeply appreciate Microsoft’s partnership, trust and transparency which have made it possible to meet the security requirements of the CJIS Security Policy for these new technologies. We can now provide our personnel current tools that deliver capabilities, security and reliability which would otherwise be beyond our reach for on-premises solutions with limited staffing.”
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