St. Lawrence County to partner with North Country Crime Analysis Center in Malone
CANTON – St. Lawrence County has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding to allow information sharing with the North Country Crime Analysis Center in Malone.
According to the resolution the center was established to develop and produce a “comprehensive picture of crime incidents though in-depth crime analysis, pattern identification, incident mapping, emerging crime trend recognition and other related activities.”The resolution says the NCCAC would like to “partner with the probation department for information sharing of data among the law enforcement community though the caseload explorer database of the probation department.”
The North Country Center serves a large geographic area of more than 9,400 square miles that borders Canada and includes the sovereign St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, which straddles Northeastern New York's border with Quebec and Ontario.
The center provides data and intelligence to law enforcement agencies so they “can better secure the border, improve cross-jurisdictional cooperation and information sharing with federal, state, local and tribal agencies handling all types of criminal investigations, including cases involving contraband smuggling, terrorism, and drug and human trafficking,” according to a release from the state.
Signing of the agreement will be finalized upon approval of the county attorney.