In San Francisco, the Police Department is about to get an upgrade: Next month, the SFPD will use the brand new Bay Area Regional Crime Center (BRICC) as its 24-hour command post, ABC News reported.
BRICC will be a clearinghouse for up-to-the-minute crime data, enabling police to respond based on real-time information. Part of the data used will come from the CompStat crime tracking system, which figures out the long-term trends in each crime category.
Jessica Mulholland served as the Web editor of Government Technology magazine from October 2012 through September 2017. She worked for the Government Technology editorial team for nearly 10 years.