Communication Technology Solutions for Law Enforcement and the Emergency Services Sector
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The Program also provides for the sharing of local law enforcement information, at the discretion of the owner of the information, with federal law enforcement agencies. The Pegasus Program operates in compliance with federal standards for information exchange established by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and applicable laws governing privacy, civil liberties and freedom of information.
Local-2-Local (L2L) information sharing was initiated by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in 2001 and now operates under the name “Nationwide Pegasus Program.” The Pegasus Program is administered by the Pegasus Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, and is supported by the NSA. The Pegasus Program enhances the ability of local law enforcement agencies to solve crimes by connecting agency databases, jails and other repositories of public records. This initiative enables information sharing and integration across county and state boundaries in a way that meets and responds to the routine investigative and operational needs of law enforcement.