Michigan police join information sharing networks

April 4, 2014 • Business

Novi Police 9-1-1 Dispatcher Marc Pieknik dispatches police officers and firefighters to incidents and calls for service from his dispatch station, Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Novi, Mich. The state is taking over a mid-Michigan police records sharing system that’s used in 10 counties and officials plan an expansion that is expected to allow many law enforcement officers across the state to view other agencies’ reports from their police vehicles. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police agencies are increasingly compiling and sharing information about suspects and everyday citizens as part of an effort to cut costs and improve communication, officials said.

As budgets tighten, police are joining consortiums to manage records and reports that, in most cases, are public but time consuming to Login to read more

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