Police detectives in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area had long shared police intelligence via small group meetings and phone calls. Seven different jurisdictional intelligence meetings, broken up primarily by county lines, met monthly and typically would have 5-25 detectives in attendance. Unsolved cases, recently arrested suspects and wanted suspects would generally be discussed during those meetings. Each detective would take notes, and collect handouts and wanted posters to take back to their perspective agency. For the most part, the information and intelligence data was stale by the time it was passed on. This method of intelligence sharing had become out dated, time consuming, and simply ineffective.