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Our TechShare.Prosecutor team has had a busy summer this year (and that’s putting it lightly). Not only have they been on the road attending out-of-state conferences, but they’ve also been working diligently to get Potter and Tarrant Counties up and running on the system. Potter joins Midland and Dallas counties, both of which also went live in the last year. Tarrant County is expected to go live in a few weeks. Travis County is also expected to go live by the end of the year. As part of the Potter County implementation, the District Attorney is also using the system for cases submitted from neighboring Armstrong County.

County Population* Go-Live Date
Dallas 2.48 million March 2014
Midland 151,468 September 2014
Tarrant 1.912 million Implementing in September 2015
Travis 1.121 million Implementing in 2016
Potter 121,661 August 2015
Armstrong 1,949 Went Live with Potter County in August 2015

Why go out of state?

Since May, we’ve shared information about the system at a variety of prosecutor conferences hosted by Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association (IPAA), National Association of Prosecutor Attorneys (NAPC), and the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA). The team is scheduled to attend conferences hosted by

First and foremost, we’re focused on learning more about prosecutors throughout the U.S. Do they have the same needs as our prosecutors, defense attorneys, and law enforcement agencies here in Texas? After all, we built the system with prosecutors from Dallas Midland, Tarrant, and Travis counties in the room – so why not take that same approach to figuring out whether or not this is a system prosecutors in another state can use?

While we know that offense codes and business processes can vary from state to state – we also know the digital multimedia evidence “tsunami” is a nationwide concern, which is one of the biggest differentiators that the TechShare.Prosecutor solution addresses. In fact, our team partnered with the participating counties to build a system that can transcode and play videos directly in the browser, and that seems to hit home with prosecutors and defense attorneys at all levels across the country. 

Last but not least, the more counties (or entities) that join the program, the less each participant pays on annual maintenance and operations fees. In fact, the TechShare model is designed to give participants a return on investment once it’s been developed. In a nutshell, a project begins with two or more counties with a need for software. The participating counties provide us with an investment to develop the software. After development, funds from additional participants are returned back to the project’s original investors.

Interested in a live demo?

Tune in next Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CST) for a live web demonstration of the system. Register here to save your seat now. You’ll receive a confirmation email with details for how to login once you’ve registered.

For more information about TechShare.Prosecutor, contact Troy Pickett at troy.pickett@cuc.org.