Critical Information Regarding Law Enforcement Analysis Portal (LEAP) Program Transition
LEAP is an information sharing program that has brought together disparate sources of information and allowed them to be queried though a single point. The program has grown since its creation and now has over 400 law enforcement agencies contributing data. NCTCOG has supported LEAP and played an integral role in its growth and development. However, the NCTCOG, LEAP Advisory Committee and Forensic Logic Inc. (FLI) believe it is in everyone's interest to end this relationship and allow the LEAP program to find another sponsor to better facilitate its growth beyond North Central Texas.
Agencies with executed LEAP MOUs should be aware that the MOU will expire August 31, 2014 due to NCTCOG terminating its role as the administrative agency for LEAP and as a contracting party with FLI. Unless other independent arrangements are made between the providing agency and FLI, all data previously submitted as a part of the LEAP program will be destroyed as of August 31, 2014.
The following future options will be available as a result of this action.
- Agencies may opt in to a service to be offered by the LEAP Advisory Committee through the creation of a new administrative agency at the University of North Texas (UNT). In order to participate in this program, you will need to enter into a new information sharing MOU with UNT and then work with them to export your agency's data for use in their service.
- Agencies may continue receiving services from FLI by executing a new MOU directly with FLI for participation in their new program.
These options are not mutually exclusive and you can opt to participate in both services by executing the respective MOUs.
If you have any questions or need further information don't hesitate to contact us.
Mike Eastland, NCTCOG Executive Director
Chief Jimmy Perdue, LEAP Advisory Committee Chairman
For information about the new LEAP entity regarding services through the University of North Texas, contact the LEAP Advisory Committee Chairman at Jperdue@nrhtx.com.
To continue your services through Forensic Logic, contact one of the following individuals or go to http://www.leapnetwork.org/mou to request more information.
Robert L Batty, CEO
Rick Schultz, VP Field Operations
firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-999-8041