New Investigative Tool From Appriss(R) Tracks Persons of Interest

eBatch provides fast, convenient access to nationwide arrest and demographic data

Jul 10, 2009, 10:46 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Appriss, the leading provider of technology services to criminal justice agencies across the country, has unveiled its latest tool to help investigators generate information on persons of interest. eBatch allows law enforcement officials to determine whether an individual has been arrested and be notified of that arrest. It is the latest entry in a series of new products and services from the Kentucky-based technology company.

"eBatch allows users to upload names to query against OffenderNet, the national near real-time offender database, and the Social Security Administration Death Master File," said Brian Oldham, executive vice president of Appriss. "Criminal justice leaders can also register to be notified when a person of interest is incarcerated."

eBatch pulls information from more than 40 million records in 31 contributing states including 1,600 jails and 17 departments of correction. Information includes last known home address, phone number, employer, and more. Unique identifiers include FBI number, state identification, and driver's license number, as well as six million booking photos.

eBatch can query the Social Security Administration Death Master File and retrieve such information as the Social Security Number, full name, birth and death dates, and last state and ZIP code of residence. The master file also includes the ZIP code of where the lump sum death payment benefit was sent.

"A number of criminal justice agencies can benefit from this new tool," said Oldham. "Child support enforcement, sheriffs' departments, missing persons units, and warrant departments can use this to seek information in a fraction of the time it would normally take to generate leads. The information made available through eBatch can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Appriss recently launched DataBridge, the XML interface that allows law enforcement to extract national booking data for a variety of investigative needs.

About Appriss

Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that help thousands of local, state, and Federal government agencies serve and protect their citizens. Other innovative services include VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday,) an automated service that keeps crime victims informed when their offender is released from custody or scheduled to appear in court; VINE Protective Order(R), which automatically notifies petitioners when protective orders are served on respondents; Sex Offender Solutions, which keep communities informed on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders; and MethCheck(R), which allows law enforcement to monitor the purchases of pseudoephedrine, a key component in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

About the IJIS Institute

Appriss is a member of the IJIS Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, that represents the industry's leading companies who collaborate with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to provide technical assistance, training, and support services for information exchange and technology initiatives. Serving as the voice of industry, the institute unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve communities.

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