A single piece of information can be the loose thread that unravels an entire criminal enterprise. SAS is helping law enforcement find more of those threads with SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management. Powered by SAS Visual Investigator, SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management is designed to help agencies integrate more information to uncover sophisticated criminal activity, make connections in real time, and enhance collaboration in investigations.
Law enforcement operates in an increasingly complex environment, with investigators facing unprecedented amounts of data. Making sense of this disparate data and understanding the underlying connections is critical in any investigation or intelligence development activity.
Part of the SAS Viya family of products, SAS Visual Investigator alerts investigators, case workers, or analysts to heightened risks or threats. Combining advanced text analytics with dynamic and interactive visual workspaces, SAS enables analysts to easily grasp causes for events or alerts and act on deep analytical discoveries.
“While the applications of SAS Visual Investigator are diverse, SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management is tailored specifically for law enforcement,” said Michael Ames, Senior Director for Fraud, Compliance and Investigation Solutions at SAS. “It speeds up the grind of poring through piles of reports and provides investigators new leads, and more time to pursue them, to get criminals off the street.”
SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management provides agencies an environment where large disparate data sets can be merged and managed – offering a single view of any given entity. Information is secure, while roles-based security ensures the appropriate level of access is applied to data, preventing unauthorized use. Collaborative workspaces also allow law enforcement professionals to apply traditional investigative and intelligence practices, combined with advanced analytical capabilities.
SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management supports the full range of investigation types, from low-level crime inquiries to complex major incident response. SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management uses text analytics to search structured or unstructured data (e.g., witness accounts) to aid investigators in isolating relevant entities and linking related records. Through this process, investigators can quickly gain insight on the significant networks and relationships. Through visualization workspaces, multiple investigation streams can be simultaneously managed and hypotheses developed through the generation of network link diagrams, timelines and map views.
To learn more, visit sas.com/intelligence-investigation.