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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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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Vows to Dismantle Gang Database

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—who is running to be the next Mayor of Chicago—says she would make some significant changes to the way in which police in the Windy City conduct business.

DOJ Announces $70M for School Safety, $64M for Criminal Record Systems

The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems

Nebraska Official to Police: Crime Database for Work Use Only

Nebraska Crime Commission Executive Director Darrell Fisher has cautioned law enforcement officers in his state to "never use a statewide crime database for anything but law enforcement purposes."

LexisNexis Risk Solutions' Accurint Virtual Crime Center Provides Identity Data Visual Dashboard

LexisNexis Risk Solutions today announced at the IACP 2016 Annual Conference new policing technology designed to give law enforcement greater visibility into crime in both their jurisdictions and nationwide by linking billions of public records with agency-provided data.

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.

San Bernardino PD Wins Everyday Heroes Award from Thomson Reuters for Response to Mass Shooting

For its resourceful police work and brave response to the events on Dec. 2, the San Bernardino Police Department was honored with an Everyday Heroes award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, at a ceremony earlier this week.

RapidHit DNA Profile Identifies Dangerous UK Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody

The RapidHit System from Integenx delivered a stunning arrest in the United Kingdom last week. A suspect was arrested for a minor crime and swabbed for a DNA reference sample while in custody. His DNA profile was generated in less than two hours using the RapidHit System and the suspect's profile immediately matched with a DNA profile recovered from a serious sexual assault case. The suspect pleaded guilty while still in custody.

Boeing Partners to Develop New Criminal History System for Minnesota Criminal Justice Agencies

Boeing announced today it will develop a new automated criminal history system for the state of Minnesota that will enhance access to critical data, enabling criminal justice agencies to better execute their mission.

FBI's New Biometric Database Fully Operational

The FBI announced this week the achievement of full operational capability of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. It was developed to replace IAFIS and add new capabilities, including facial recognition.