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Jackson County, MS Sheriff's Office Partners With PTS Solutions On Powerful New Information Sharing Initiative

Date: 2012-02-13
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Through an initiative led by Jackson County, MS Sheriff Mike Byrd, local law enforcement agencies using technologies provided by PTS Solutions and the Pegasus Program are being provided significant new law enforcement information sharing capabilities. This initiative provides law enforcement officers with better information to solve crimes and make communities safer.

As these capabilities are accessed, officers in other jurisdictions will have better information about persons wanted for crimes in Jackson County, and Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies will have better information about crimes committed in other counties across the Nation. 

“In today’s highly mobile world, fighting crime depends on having good information from other jurisdictions,” said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.  “PTS Solutions is taking a leadership position to make sure our office can cost-effectively share our information with other agencies, that they can enforce, and to make sure our deputies have access to other agencies’ information, that we can enforce.”

The initiative makes information owned by local agencies using PTS Solutions software more powerful in solving crimes.  Public Safety Software provider PTS Solutions has partnered with the Pegasus Program to provide an interface between PTS Solutions-provided systems that are then connected by Pegasus.

“The public thinks these capabilities are in place now, but that is not the case:  it takes committed agencies and committed and capable technology providers like PTS Solutions to make it happen,” said Dr. Lee Colwell, Program Executive for the Pegasus Program.  “With these new capabilities, law enforcement officers in multiple states will be more effective and efficient in solving crimes and maintaining public safety.”

As part of this initiative, PTS Solutions is an active service provider for the Pegasus Program.  The Pegasus Program is a free nationwide online information sharing initiative available to local law enforcement agencies.  The Pegasus Program is supported by the National Sheriff’s Association and its services are made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

“I wish to commend Sheriff Byrd and his entire team, and PTS Solutions for their leadership in information sharing,” said Sheriff Tommy Ferrell, Past President of the National Sheriff’s Association, Chairman of the Pegasus Advisory Board, and Retired Sheriff of Adams County, MS.  “By partnering with Pegasus, PTS Solutions is providing a valuable service for its law enforcement clients that also serves the greater public good: solving more crimes and making our communities safer without spending more tax dollars,” says Ferrell.  “This initiative by PTS Solutions, along with other leading service providers, is an example of how private enterprise assists Pegasus Program Local-2-Local information sharing among law enforcement agencies nationwide.”

The Interface is provided to PTS clients at no charge and can be installed remotely in just a few hours. For more information email or call 888-831-5151 and ask about the PTS-Pegasus program.  The PTS website is located at

- Corporate News/ (via PTS Solutions, 2/8/12)



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