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The Role of Data Analytics in Intelligence-Led Policing

An agency’s data is only as good as what it allows them to do next. Public safety agencies can increase situational awareness and decrease crime in the community by utilizing data analytics to the fullest extent.

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NYPD Develops AI Analytics Tool for Fighting Crime

Patternizr is an algorithmic machine-learning software that sifts through police data to find patterns and connect similar crimes. It has been in use by NYPD since December 2016, but its existence was first disclosed by the department this month.

LAPD to Dump Program that Uses Data to ID Likely Offenders

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.

Chicago Using Los Angeles-Style Predictive Policing Technology to Reduce Murder Rate

The lab’s job: to help build and operate Strategic Decision Support Centers, where officers and civilian analysts monitor gunshot detectors, surveillance cameras and other data to pinpoint where crimes occur and where they might happen next.

FATS 100P Portable Virtual Training System

Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 100P delivers weapon handling and shot analytics in an immersive training platform.

Traffic Sense

Through data analytics and video, Genetec's Traffic Sense software allows users to monitor traffic conditions and road incidents in real time.

APB360: The Training Tracker

APB360's software is a versatile tool that can save agencies time and money by maintaining training records and inventory in one database.

Vigilant Solutions' Investigative Platform Helps Agency Net Large Cocaine and Cash Seizure

Using Vigilant Solutions' investigative platform including license plate recognition (LPR), analytics and commercial data, a police department in the central United States has seized half a million dollars and 59 kilos of cocaine. The agency has asked not to be named in the release but is willing to speak to other law enforcement agencies about its experiences with the system.

The Time is Right for Big Data Solutions

No longer the exclusive domain of the IT department, newer big data solutions are now designed to be used by front line analysts and investigators, with just one or two days of training and without the need for sophisticated oversight.

Survey: Police See Crime Fighting Software as Way to Combat Drug and Gang Crime

While law enforcement agencies are having success using crime-fighting software to solve crimes faster, the survey shows the majority are still policing using the same techniques that have been in practice for decades.