LEADS 2000 Steve Miller LEADS Administrator
What Is LEADS 2000? • LEADS 2000 is an initiative by the Illinois State Police to upgrade the existing Law Enforcement Agencies Data System, which is over 30 years old. • LEADS currently serves approximately 1,000 Criminal Justice agencies statewide.
What is LEADS 2000? • There are two major phases to LEADS 2000: • Phase 1 • TCP/IP Frame Relay Network • Front-End (Web Client) • Registry • CBT • Phase 2 • Rewrite of the legacy LEADS computerized hot files database (full support of NCIC 2000 functionality/images) • Rewrite of the legacy agency database • Rewrite of the administrative message component
What Does LEADS 2000 Do? • Provides essential infrastructure upgrades to the Illinois Criminal Justice Community’s information-sharing and communication network.
What Does LEADS 2000 Do? • Enables the implementation of a Statewide Integrated Criminal Justice System which links criminal justice agencies to create a virtual criminal justice information system.
What Does LEADS 2000 Do? • Provides for enhanced system security.
What’s included in Phase 1? • The user interface has been updated and made more user-friendly. • The LEADS 2000 Receiver Program where all incoming communications will be received.
What’s included in Phase 1? • A Registry which will contain up to date information about all agencies and users in the LEADS 2000 community. • An electronic version of the LEADS Reference Manual which can be easily accessed from any LEADS 2000 PC.
What’s included in Phase 1? • Help utilities will serve as a valuable resource to assist with troubleshooting. • Enhanced security and auditing procedures through the introduction of User ID/Password Authentication. • Full Access CBT is now available
TCP/IP Frame Relay Network • The LEADS 2000 mainframe web server will be accessed via CMS’s Frame Relay Network utilizing TCP/IP.
Your agency may access the CMS frame relay network in the following ways: • Direct frame connection between your LAN/WAN and the state frame relay network purchased from CMS; or • Access via the Cook County frame relay network; or • Access via the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s frame relay network: or • Access via any county-wide or regional frame relay networks which have connectivity to the CMS frame relay network
TCP/IP Frame Relay Network • Installation of the CMS frame connection takes a “minimum” of 45 days from the date the frame relay circuit order is received. • For TCP/IP specifications, send email to: • Ms. Cindy Bowman BOWMANC@ISP.STATE.IL.US
Frame Relay Network • ISP recommends that agencies maintain their bisynchronous circuit for a minimum of 30 days after the frame relay circuit is installed. • Agencies must closely monitor their bisynchronous disconnect order to ensure over billing does not occur.
Interface Agency Assumptions • LEADS interface agencies (those agencies who maintain their own host computer – usually a CAD interface – and provide LEADS access to multiple workstations, often multiple agencies, via their host computer) will likely begin enterprise utilization of the new LEADS web browser client.
Interface Agency Assumptions • Most interface agencies will discontinue the practice of replicating all of the LEADS screens within their CAD. • Instead, interface agencies will limit the development of LEADS screens to only the “enforcement critical transactions” (e.g., license, VIN, person, DLN, etc.). These transactions are commonly associated with a traffic stop and there is value added in logging these transactions within CAD.
ALL transactions have been converted to formats. Many features have been added to make the formats more user-friendly. LEADS 2000 Formats
LEADS 2000 Formats • The method in which formats are accessed has been improved. • Formats are now accessed through web navigation rather than through memorization of form names.
LEADS 2000 Formats • The navigation system has been designed to be easy to learn. • Formats are arranged based on their function (Inquiry, Maintenance, and Messaging). • The user can quickly access the Traffic Stop Format (formerly called the FQ format) with one mouse click from anywhere on the LEADS 2000 Web Site.
The Receiver Program • The LEADS 2000 Receiver Program provides graphical response management. • The Receiver Program has been designed to enhance the user’s ability to view, group, and store incoming messages.
Receiver Program • Every workstation/device using the new LEADS 2000 receiver program will require a new CDC to be assigned. • When the receiver program is launched, a CDC will be automatically associated by LEADS 2000.
The Receiver Program • Each request will be assigned a unique identifier called a TNS (transaction control) number which will aid in message grouping. • Messages will remain on the PC for a period of time specified by the user (default=30 days; maximum 365 days), allowing for local storage and access of messages.
The Receiver Program • Responses can be copied from the Receiver Program and pasted into other Windows applications. • The Receiver Program also allows several custom printing options.
The Receiver Program • The Receiver Program can be run on any PC that meets ISP’s minimum PC Specifications and that is connected to the CMS Frame Relay Network. • Agencies will have the ability to access LEADS from any PC located on their LAN/WAN.
The Receiver Program • The Receiver Program will automatically install itself to your PC when you visit the LEADS 2000 Intranet Web Site and click download. • The Receiver Program will be installed on the “C” drive of your pc under the “PROGRAM FILES” directory. • Under normal circumstances, the Receiver Program will run continuously.
The Receiver Program • However, the Receiver Program can be started and stopped by the user if necessary. • Service to a PC no longer has to be started by a phone call to ISP staff.
The Registry • An integral part of LEADS 2000 is the LEADS 2000 Registry. • The Registry contains information about the agencies, users and devices that access LEADS 2000.
The Registry • The Registry will serve as the definitive source of information about agencies and users accessing LEADS through LEADS 2000. • Updating agency information in the Registry will be the responsibility of each agency’s LEADS Agency Coordinator (LAC).
The Registry • The LAC will enter and maintain records for all of his or her agency’s users as well as performing maintenance tasks such as resetting user password. • Each LAC should designate two delegates (recommended one on each shift) who will be authorized to reset passwords. • More than two delegates may be authorized by the LEADS Administrator upon request.
LEADS 2000 Security • LEADS 2000 adds new levels of security to LEADS access. • Through the Registry, users will be assigned a User ID and a password. • New password policy has been included in the new LEADS Security policy which may be found on the LEADS 2000 internet informational web site
LEADS 2000 Security • In order to access LEADS 2000, users will be required to log on using their user ID and password. • Users will be granted access to the LEADS transactions for which they are certified (LTFA or FA).
Electronic LEADS Manual • The existing LEADS Reference Manual is now available in electronic format. • It has undergone a series of edits to update the content for LEADS 2000.
Electronic LEADS Manual • Existing legacy Help files have been integrated into appropriate areas within the Electronic LEADS Manual. • The Electronic LEADS Manual is now accessible through the LEADS 2000 Web Client.
Electronic LEADS Manual • The content will be completely searchable. • On-line Help will make extensive use of the material contained within the manual.
Computer Based Training • A number of Computer Based Training Courses are now available allowing for added training flexibility. • LEADS Less Than Full Access Certification • LEADS Full Access Certification • LEADS 2000 Client and Registry • MS Windows
Transitioning to LEADS 2000 What Does Your Agency Need for LEADS 2000?
Transitioning to LEADS 2000 • 1) Obtain a PC which meets the minimum system requirements for LEADS 2000 access. • Intel Pentium (or Equivalent) 166 MHZ Processor • 32 MB of Memory (64 Recommended for NT/2000) • 3 Gigabyte Hard Drive • MS Windows 9X, ME, NT, or 2000 • MS Internet Explorer 5.0 or above • 2 button MS-compatible mouse • 101 enhanced Keyboard • 3.5” Diskette Drive • CD-Rom Drive • 17” SVGA Color Monitor • 1 MB Video RAM • Network Interface Card • 2 ISA or PCI Slots • 1 Serial and 1 Parallel Port