Congerssman Mike Turner Announces Miami Valley Law Enforcement Partnership
August 2, 2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air FORCE BASE -- A one-of-a-kind research program typically used for national defense is now being used at the local level, as a new way to fight crime.
Officers from 13 police departments in the Miami Valley are taking part in the "Open Source" program.
The technology will help officers analyze and search data that can prevent future crimes. The training course is put on by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
"Taking what is being done at NASIC (National Air and Space Intelligence Center), and providing it in a manner where it's open source, non-classified, usable techniques, really is a new initiative, that I think will pay dividends," said U.s. Rep. Mike Turner.
The program will also be offered to businesses and area colleges for students' curriculum.