CommSys, Inc.

The CJIS Integrators

CommSys is a national provider of CJIS middleware applications that serve the needs of Law Enforcement agencies.

The Leaders in CJIS Connectivity

  • 30+ years of experience in leading the industry with CJIS communication middleware
  • CommSys products are used by more than 50,000 public safety professionals spanning 1,000+ agencies
  • Industry leader with 48+ states CJIS-certified and compliant
  • 800+ installations nationwide scalable from 1 to 4,000+ users
  • ASAP to PSAP expertise serving as Consulting arm to TMA


Robert Turner
President and Founder

Robert Turner founded CommSys, Inc. in 1989 developing the company into a premier innovator of CJIS middleware technology solutions for the Law Enforcement sector. With a unique engineering and entrepreneurial background, Robert is considered an integral player within the Public Safety space serving multiple Industry organizations including:

  • IACP – Serves as CJIS Committee Member

Scott Pate
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Scott Pate is chartered with furthering the company’s technology dominance within the Public Safety Industry.  Previously Vice President, Software Products, Scott joined CommSys in 2015 bringing an impeccable record of over 30 years of expertise in Public Safety technology, product leadership, business development and hands-on practitioner roles.  Prior to CommSys, Scott held senior technical leadership positions with leading Public Safety software providers.

Valeria Ferrell
Vice President, Product Management and Marketing

As Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Valeria Ferrell leads the company’s go-to-market strategies with on point, CJIS connectivity and access solutions.  Valeria joined CommSys in 2020 as Product Marketing Manager offering a valuable mix of astute industry insight and user experience.  Borne of 30+ years in Public Safety, Ms. Ferrell concentrated her technical career in CAD, Mobile and RMS product management leadership roles with major public safety software providers.  She also has extensive user level experience with agency dispatching.

Don Ludlow
Vice President, Sales

Don Ludlow joined CommSys, Inc. in January 2022 as Vice President, Sales.  In this role, Don will lead the company’s sales success by ensuring the success and satisfaction of CommSys partners and their clients.  As a respected industry veteran within the Public Safety Technology space, Don brings over 35 years of market expertise with leading mission-critical equipment providers.

Industry Firsts

  • 1st and Only Company to Develop a single solution CJIS API

  • Introduced 1st XML Message Based, Full Terminal for CJIS Access