Forensic Logic Acquires the COPLINK Platform from IBM

Forensic Logic Acquires the COPLINK Platform from IBM
October 4, 2017 Forensic Logic

The acquisition will create the nation’s largest network of law enforcement users, information, and technology

WALNUT CREEK, CA and TUCSON, AZ, October 4, 2017 – Forensic Logic, the premier provider of network search technology and cloud-based information services to law enforcement, today announced it has acquired the COPLINK suite of products from IBM. COPLINK is a leading public safety information sharing platform and provider of analytical, tactical and operational software for law enforcement. The acquisition will deliver an unprecedented level of information access and technological interoperability to the U.S. law enforcement community, while greatly streamlining data integration, product acquisition, and customer service among their customer base.

Created in 1998, COPLINK provides public safety software and services to over 5100 law enforcement jurisdictions throughout the United States. In addition to its core analysis platform, the COPLINK system offers an integrated array of software solutions for investigations, operations, and compliance.

Founded in 2003, Forensic Logic has become one of the fastest-growing public safety technology providers in the country built on the success of its search engine optimized for public safety. The acquisition will further Forensic Logic’s strategy to deploy a fully integrated suite of world-class information access technology across the widest possible network of public safety agencies.

“The COPLINK acquisition reinforces our commitment to bring a compelling combination of technological capabilities to this market,” said Bob Batty, CEO of Forensic Logic. “Our customers will no longer have to choose between the best search capability, the finest analytical tools, and the richest network of data – once the integration is done they will all be on one platform.”

“Collaborative user networks have had profoundly beneficial and transformative impacts across the American and global landscape,” said Brad Davis, president of Forensic Logic. “Both Forensic Logic and the COPLINK team have an unrelenting commitment to bring similar capabilities to American law enforcement. We will work to ensure the men and women in blue have the information and technology they need to protect themselves and the communities they serve.”

“COPLINK has found the right home,” said Jason Barba, managing director of COPLINK. “When matched with Forensic Logic’s powerful search technology and cloud expertise, COPLINK can continue to provide world-class solutions to the public safety marketplace while greatly enhancing our customer relations processes. We couldn’t be happier about this acquisition.”

News of the acquisition follows Forensic Logic’s announcement earlier this week that it has secured a round of growth capital from Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Forensic Logic
Forensic Logic is a San Francisco Bay Area technology company that provides secure cloud services to U.S. law enforcement and public safety. The company deploys a national-scale search engine and information network developed in partnership between the technology community and local, state and federal law enforcement. It provides unparalleled access to data through a range of intuitive search and analysis tools. For more information, please visit

COPLINK® software is designed to help law enforcement organizations solve crimes faster, keep officers safer and disrupt crime and terrorism by organizing and providing tactical, strategic and command-level access to vast quantities of seemingly unrelated data. COPLINK software consolidates and organizes information in ways that help safeguard officers and communities alike through the click of a mouse. Boasting a reliable track record including countless successful case resolutions, COPLINK software currently deploys one of the largest law enforcement information sharing platforms in the world.