Location / Agency
Nlets is a secure network and system linking local, state, federal and international agencies together to provide the capability to exchange criminal justice and public safety related information. Nlets links NSAs together. Using an international standardized format, a local agency may transmit and receive data from any other agency in a matter of seconds. All states interface with Nlets via a computer-to-computer interface.
This allows states to use varied formats, depending upon the state requirements and the particular terminal and computer network within that state. Many of the specific operations of Nlets will be transparent to local users in the states. Differences in formats and types of terminals will be resolved in the state computer program that supports the Nlets interface. Each type of interaction with Nlets is classified by a message key.