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Yadkinville Police Department comments on productivity:
“CJLEADS has dramatically increased the productivity of our officers. With decreased budgets, this option has allowed us to maintain a satisfactory level of information services in the field to effectively serve the community.”

Cabarrus County detective used the new public watch list feature:
“An alert another officer at another agency had placed on an offender helped us connect the dots between cases we worked in our own jurisdiction without knowing the other existed until running the subject's name in CJLEADS. Once this link was established, we were able to share our case information which resulted in the positive identification of the subject, leading to four felony warrants to be obtained for his arrest.”

Raleigh Police Department used CJLEADS Mobile to shut down a drug lab:
“Assisted in Meth Lab investigation on {date and case number}. CJLEADS Mobile version was utilized for information gathering in the field during surveillance that ultimately led to vehicle stops and PC [probable cause] for a search warrant that recovered precursors and a small lab. CJLEADS was instrumental in the field and assisted in shutting down this Meth Lab which was a danger to the community.”

Local and federal law enforcement collaborate using the public watch list feature:
“By utilizing the public watch list option, I can identify those offenders presently under federal supervision. When local law enforcement encounters someone on my caseload, they are providing instant notification through CJLEADS which can facilitate a federal violation much sooner than in the past. This has occurred on several occasions.”

Franklinton Police Department officer assesses CJLEADS value to the criminal justice community:
“CJLEADS combines, in a way never before, multiple pieces of information that at one time could have taken days to find. This can never be translated into dollars, but it can certainly translate into a safer state.”

Moore County Sheriff’s Deputy summarizes his use of CJLEADS:
“CJLEADS has provided valuable information on almost every investigation which I have conducted since receiving access to CJLEADS. I refer to this system on every case in order to receive the most detailed information prior to making decisions concerning offenders. I can quickly look at a summary of an offender's life and know what kind of person I am dealing with, or whether or not I may be looking at the wrong person as an offender. I have saved hundreds of man hours so far in research of offenders. I have also been able to locate numerous offenders which I may not have been otherwise able to locate without CJLEADS. I can't express how valuable this system is to me. I don't know anyone at this agency who has a different opinion.”

Eden Police Department Detective cites the usefulness of the watch list feature:
“I am all the time using it to look up suspects. I love the watch feature, there are so many times that I enter warrants on individuals and they get arrested by other agencies and I never found out about it. So using this watchlist I get instant notifications right to my phone when people I'm looking for had been arrested or if people that I am just watching an investigation if they had new charges added to them. I have been a criminal investigator for approximately 12 years and this is by far one of the best tools that came along a long time…”

Raleigh Police Officer says the Partial Plates Report was helpful:
“I have often found other addresses under the offender search that have proven to be helpful. The DMV partial plate lookup is fairly new and I have had a need for it once. It proved to be extremely helpful and aided in locating the suspect we were looking for.”

Wildlife Officer uses CJLEADS Mobile to help find a felonious offender:
“Specifically, a month ago, I was investigating a misdemeanor charge and found the subject to have two outstanding felony warrants. When I contacted the Sheriff's Office they said they had been looking for him for a month. Without CJLEADS mobile I would have issued a citation and moved on.”

Statewide collaboration (NC State Highway Patrol, Sheriff's Department, City Police Departments) using the public watch list:
“The watch list group when made public by an officer is a great tool. I recently had an encounter with an individual from the Wake County area that was a known gang member. Had the officer not been able to put this person on a public watch list, I wouldn't have known this. That was important info due to the fact this encounter was in the western part of McDowell County. Basically we have a way to track gang activity across the state with multiple agencies’ involved.”

Cary Police Department 
I was attempting to serve a warrant for a suspect with a long history of drug use and possession. All attempts failed because he had not updated his address in over a year and had no work history. But I used CJLEADS and ran his information through that site. I was able to find an updated address because he gave his Probation Officer his current address. He was living with his girlfriend and they used her name to get an apartment in the same complex as his old address. Management thought he had moved and had no idea he was living with this lady. I made contact at her address: he was located and taken into custody. If not for CJLEADS I would have had the warrant returned to the clerk as unable to locate. To me that was a success for us and the Town of Cary.

Cary Police Department 
I have been able to track a habitual DWI offender who was arrested on his second habitual DWI after failing to show up for sentencing on my habitual DWI. I only learned about the subsequent arrest because of CJLEADS. I was able to go into NCAWARE and add a comment to his profile about his failure to appear problem.  Consequently, on his 2nd arrest since he failed to appear on my habitual DWI sentencing, he was given a high enough bond that has been in jail for about two months at this point with no signs he will be getting out any time soon. This guy poses a potential death sentence to anyone he meets on the road. Hopefully because of the CJLEADS notifications, we have put him behind bars for good.

Wake County ABC Law Enforcement
Wake County ABC Law Enforcement investigated a reported larceny. Security video captured images of the suspect but the suspect was unidentified. Subsequently, the suspect made a purchase using another person’s credit card. While searching for associates of the credit card owner in CJLEADS, the CJLEADS application provided a photo image that was an exact match with the suspect in the video. The photo and information allowed law enforcement to make a positive identification, obtain an accurate address, draw a warrant, make the arrest, and close the case.

North Carolina Department of Insurance, Criminal Investigations Division
During an initial meeting and CJLEADS demonstration with Department of Insurance, investigators requested information about a fugitive they had been trying to arrest for a month and a half. The department had planned to conduct surveillance to apprehend the individual. Using the information from CJLEADS, they determined that the individual was scheduled to appear in New Hanover County court on a traffic charge. When the fugitive was called for court, investigators were present and took the individual into custody. The lead uncovered in CJLEADS saved three to four investigators several hours of surveillance and resulted in the arrest of a fugitive.

Holly Springs Police Department
A Holly Springs Police Officer who had recently completed CJLEADS training stopped to assist another officer during a traffic stop. While questioning one of the individuals in the vehicle, the officer determined that the person had provided a fictitious name. The alias was searched in CJLEADS and the officer found that the individual had outstanding warrants. After confirming the warrants, the person was arrested. The officer proceeded to check the vehicle’s remaining occupants in CJLEADS and found that three of the four individuals had outstanding warrants. All were arrested after the warrants were confirmed.

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau
On August 20, 2010, at approximately 3:30 pm, an individual upset about circumstances resulting from a driver’s license problem became irate and communicated a bomb threat to the Bladen County DMV Call Center. License and Theft Bureau Inspectors, using CJLEADS as a resource, were able to find historical address information that allowed them to locate the individual and obtain arrest warrants. Working with several other local law enforcement agencies, License and Theft Inspectors arrested the suspect at 7:30 pm that evening.