In August of 2007, the County collectively applied for grant funding for a County-wide implementation of TraCS. Tompkins County was granted funding for implementation of 40 Fujitsu Tablet PC’s (and all associated hardware) in County vehicles. With ITS acting as the lead agency, a successful collaboration in the TraCS effort led the involved agencies to formalize their desire to work toward a single shared database of records information, culminating in 2009 with the formation of the Law Enforcement Technology Shared Services (LETSS) group. LETSS is a unique inter-agency group created to jointly plan, provide, oversee and coordinate shared law enforcement technology services within Tompkins County. The LETSS group was formalized in 2009 through County Resolution R248-08, with a U&D Agreement signed by the following participating agencies as of 2016:
As of 2016, non-voting membership is as follows:
NY State Police, Troop C Zone 3
TC3 Public Safety
NYS Park Police, FLR
Cornell University Police
Through its many collaborative efforts, LETSS has shown itself to be a mutually beneficial tool for sharing law enforcement technology and services.