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Miami Twp.’s LexisNexis deal aimed at improving crime-fighting skills

Miami Twp. plans to work with a major local employer to improve its police department’s skills as part of a deal with LexisNexis.

The township now has an agreement with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, but that is set to expire June 30, township records show. The deal with LexisNexis would be one year, records show.

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Here are three things to know about LexisNexis’ Accurint Virtual Crime Center, according to its website:

-It provides agencies with a view beyond their own jurisdictions into regional and nationwide crime data. About 12 percent of the population moves each year. The center allows ability to view information such as crime incident data, offender data, crash data and license plate readers in the same place, which officials said will assist in resolving and preventing crimes in a timely manner.

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-Uncovering and locating key individuals is “vastly simplified,” through the center. That includes access to “cross-jurisdictional agency data linked to identity information from more than 10,000 sources.”

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-The center allows subscribers to design their dashboard for their role within the agency. It provides “the ability to search across all your own data and public records information while using the same predictive policing capabilities….”

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