Success Stories


Pennsylvania's criminal justice practitioners use JNET to perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently, which translates into improved public safety. Below are a few success stories received from the JNET user community:

  • Venango County Probation Officers were notified by a JNET booking alert and were able to pick up an inmate who failed to return home following approved leave for work release. A county inmate who had transferred to House Arrest Electronic Monitoring to serve the remainder of his sentence violated the terms of his supervision by failing to return home following an approved leave for work release. He was arrested two days later for DUI and booked at the Cumberland County Booking Center. The probation on-call officer was immediately notified of his apprehension because of the JNET booking alert.

  • A Philadelphia detective working with the FBI sent a photo to JNET to be run in the facial recognition system. The individual was a target in a Squad 2/Violent Gang & Drug Task Force investigation. The agent sent the photo along with some basic demographics. JNET ran the image and came up with a possible candidate which was later confirmed by the detective. 

  • Officers in Centre County used WebCPIN to help identify a robbery and assault suspect. Four juveniles were assaulted and robbed while they were hiking. The incident was reported to the local police. The victims provided a description of the suspect along with a description of a tattoo on the suspects arm. Officers used the description to search the CPIN database. A suspect with an exact tattoo match was found and included in a photo lineup using WebCPIN. The suspect was positively identified by the victims.

  • United States Postal Service inspectors used facial recognition to identify an individual suspected of receiving drugs in the mail. An undercover officer delivered a package and used a hidden camera to take a photo of the individual when he signed for the package. The image was run through facial recognition and as a result they were able to identify the suspect.

  • An officer from Montgomery County used Warrant Search to arrest an individual on two active, non-traffic criminal warrants dating back to 2003 from Schuylkill County.

  • An officer in Delaware County used JNET facial recognition to identify six individuals involved in a burglary. Several snapshots of the individuals involved were recovered from a vehicle. All six individuals were indentified using facial recognition.

  • Officers from Berks County used several JNET applications including; Photo Search, Driver Photo/History, JNET CLEAN and WebCPIN to solve a counterfeit check case. Surveillance photos from multiple banks in several jurisdictions showed that the same individuals were defrauding banks using counterfeit checks. The individuals were identified by comparing surveillance photos to images in JNET. The other JNET applications provided address information where the individuals were found and arrested.

  • JNET facial recognition helps identify a burglary suspect. Officers from Lancaster and Lebanon sent an unidentified subject photo along with a photo of a distinctive neck tattoo. The individual was known to have been with a juvenile and others involved in several daylight burglaries. The candidate with the highest score appeared to be a match. The match was further confirmed by viewing the booking image of the neck tattoo.

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