Monday, January 09, 2006

Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway Search Engine

Attorney General Jim Petro’s OHLEG Search Engine

COLUMBUS – Beginning Dec. 12, Attorney General Jim Petro’s Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway Search Engine (OHLEG-SE) will be available to law-enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.

“I believe this system is a necessity for all law-enforcement officers in the state,” said Petro. “This search engine allows investigators to tap into multiple databases by entering whatever clues they may have, such as a partial license-plate number, to quickly identify suspects.”

Petro created the OHLEG-SE to provide Ohio’s law-enforcement agencies an Internet-based tool capable of securely combing through numerous, disparate data sources from a single query. OHLEG-SE searches Computerized Criminal History (CCH) files, the electronic Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Notification (eSORN) database, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction records, Bureau of Motor Vehicle databases, the Ohio Local Law Enforcement Information Sharing Network (OLLEISN) and various other information sources. Through OLLEISN, registered law-enforcement users can share their incident reports and other investigative records with agencies throughout the state.

“Using OHLEG-SE, our officers are able to narrow investigations in minutes,” Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander said. “We are using the system each day to help us quickly track down suspects.”

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