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Maryland’s Security Integration Initiative. Sometimes the most common sense solutions drive success. Virginia Geckler Ron Brothers. Forgot your password?. Integration & Unification. Maryland Information Sharing circa 2008.

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maryland s security integration initiative

Maryland’s Security Integration Initiative

Sometimes the most common sense solutions drive success

Virginia Geckler

Ron Brothers


“Security integration means protecting our people and communities through seamless coordination and consistent information-sharing. It means that the criminal justice system must work as a system, not a collection of parallel lines -- and parallel cultures and parallel datasets and parallel intelligence systems - - that never meet.”

Governor Martin O’Malley

the most valuable resource a state government owns is its data
The most valuable resource a state government owns is its data.

U.S. Marshal

State Police

Local Prosecutors

Local Police and Sheriffs

Parole & Probation

D.C. Police

Patrol, crime analysts, detectives…


Federal Prosecutors


  • Integrate siloed databases
  • Access relevant information using a single inquiry
  • Use a single user ID and password
  • Be accessible from any web enabled device
  • Require no database modifications
  • Be structured so that each agency could store its own data and information
solution the criminal justice dashboard

a web-based application developed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) that allows authorized public safety personnel read only access to over 100 data sources with a single user ID and password.

data sources
Data Sources

MD Division of Corrections

MD Division of Parole and Probation

MD Parole Commission

MD Criminal History (CJIS)

Baltimore City Intake and Detention Center

Baltimore City Pretrial

Baltimore City Police Department

MD Department of Juvenile Services

MD Department of Natural Resources

MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations

MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

MD State Police


DC Metropolitan Police

Judicial Information Systems (Courts)

data sources1
Data Sources
  • MD Motor Vehicle Administration
  • MD Sex Offender Registry
  • MD Department of Education
  • Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  • Social Security Administration
  • MD Central Photo Repository
    • Arrest
    • DOC Intake
    • P&P Intake
    • Sex Offender Registry
  • Photo Recognition Capability
  • Mapping Capability
  • Warrant Information
efficient innovation
Efficient Innovation
  • Read only access to data
  • Each participating agency stores its own data
  • Data is retrieved in real time
  • Accessible via a secure web site
  • Available to anyone with a valid NCIC user ID and password
  • Full audit capabilities
  • All information must be independently verified
  • Designed to assist police, but does not replace police work
  • Dashboard is a data consolidation tool and a roadmap to information
searching the dashboard
Searching the Dashboard

The user may use the Dashboard to search for an offender by:

  • State Identification Number (SID)
  • Last Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • FBI Number
  • Zip code
  • And/or, any combination of the aforementioned search criteria and First name, Social Security Number, or Date of Birth
search results
Search Results

An example of the results from an initial search:



additional information reports
Additional Information: Reports

Click on the hyperlinks in the Reports column (present on every page) on the left hand side of the screen for navigating to the related pages.




key features of the dashboard
Key Features of the Dashboard


Division of Parole and Probation data


Facial Recognition



Direct data feed from courts as warrants issued

Automatically matches warrant information vs. DPP information so an alert can be sent to the appropriate DPP agent

Various sorting and searching capabilities

md warrants now
MD Warrants.NOW!


Law enforcement may search warrants using the following criteria.

Search results may be printed, mapped and downloaded.

facial recognition
Facial Recognition


  • Over 2.1 million photos have been uploaded into the Dashboard from the Maryland Image Repository System (MIRS).
  • A photo or good sketch can be compared to the 2.1 million photos and the closest matches will be displayed.
  • DPSCS is coordinating with other agencies to add more photos into the Dashboard

Removing Anonymity

next steps
Next Steps
  • Work as a region to consistently and seamlessly share information
  • Cross-border arrest feeds
  • Match arrest data with DPP records
  • Give other states access to the Dashboard
  • Encourage agencies in other states to share their data via the Dashboard
and this is only version 1 0
And this is only Version 1.0

“This tool is fantastic. I wish had this tool 20 years ago. Do you realize what a good thing this is? We’ve got to be the only state in the country that has this tool…this will make police work so much easier.”

Harford County Sheriff’s Office

“I’ve been using this for over a year…the information is endless. It makes it so much easier to solve crimes.”

Maryland State Police