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File #: 22-4581    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Investment Memo Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of a Final Investment Memo for Law Enforcement Network Search (LENS) Regionalization data sharing project for an initial authorization amount of $4,750,900 and request for approval of initial commercial paper funding in the amount of $1,225,000.
Department: Universal Services
Department Head: Major General Rick Noriega, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Investment Memo
Investment Memo Type: Final Investment Memo

Project Name: LENS Regionalization Data Sharing
Project ID (if applicable): TBD
Vendor Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Achievement (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Managing Entity: Universal Services
Incremental Authorization Requested: 4,750,900
Total Estimated Project Cost: 4,750,900

Request Summary:
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Request for approval of a Final Investment Memo for Law Enforcement Network Search (LENS) Regionalization data sharing project for an initial authorization amount of $4,750,900 and request for approval of initial commercial paper funding in the amount of $1,225,000.
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Project Description:
Sharing criminal data with external law enforcement (LE) agencies provides greater safety and quality of life for residents of Harris County and its surrounding areas. Implementing Law Enforcement Network Search (LENS) will enable partner LE agencies in the Harris County area to search shared data from multiple systems through a single common web application. This will permit LE agencies to make connections and generate leads at a more rapid and efficient rate leading to improved identification, apprehension, and prevention.
Project Scope:
This part of the project will build all the necessary infrastructure for LENS on the Harris County side and implement integrations with some LE agencies. The initial $2.2 million in this phase will set up LENS sharing with LE agencies in three medium-size cities in the Harris County area. Pearland is one of the LE agencies and has an MOU in place. The other two LE agencies have planning in place to participate. The remainder of the funding will be used to enhance data sharing with these agenc...

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