Frelinghuysen and top Morris County Officials Announce $1 Million for Law Enforcement Communications Network
Morristown, NJ - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford, members of the Freeholder board, and Prosecutor Michael Rubbinaccio today announced $1 million in federal funding to continue establishing a state-of-the-art communications network for the county and municipal law enforcement agencies.
"We learned on September 11, 2001 how imperative it is that law enforcement at all levels of government in Morris County, in New Jersey, and across the nation are able to talk with one another, access real-time information, and coordinate their response in the event of a crisis," said Frelinghuysen, New Jersey's senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. "Using this 21st century technology, I'm confident Morris County and municipal first responders will be able to better communicate and pass information between one another."
Once completed, the Morris County Integrated Justice Information System (MCIJIS) will be an incident based information sharing system for local and countywide law enforcement agencies to readily access and share records. This new technology will enable all Morris County agencies -- from local police departments to various county departments -- to collectively communicate, pass information between one another, and receive updates on local and regional news as it occurs. Faster and easier access to more information will help these officials make our communities and families safer and protect our quality of life.
The funding announced today builds upon $4 million in federal dollars already secured for the county communications projects and compliments the substantial investment already made by the Morris County Freeholder Board. The funding announced today was secured by Frelinghuysen in the Fiscal Year 2006 Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations bills.