Public Safety & Homeland Security

10 Ways Public Safety Agencies Are Using Data To Innovate

Data-driven case management provides jails and correctional facilities with a better ability and more cost-effective solution to mitigate risks, manage from intake to release, and gain valuable oversight necessary to maintain public safety standards and provide rehabilitative opportunities.

by Dustin Haisler / April 4, 2017

Data-driven case management provides jails and correctional facilities with a better ability and more cost-effective solution to mitigate risks, manage from intake to release, and gain valuable oversight necessary to maintain public safety standards and provide rehabilitative opportunities.

1. Improving Corrections Management (Sponsored) 

Having actionable-data and smart analytics are vital in knowing who’s in your population in a jail or correctional facility. Agencies across the country are using Offender360 for case management of the entire offender lifecycle, eliminating cumbersome, paper-based processes. Offender360 can manage offenders, facilities, and community corrections, and provides next-generation reporting capabilities.  

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2. Increasing Real-time Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is a key component of keeping officers safe on the streets and managing situations more effectively as they arise. In order to accomplish this, public safety agencies are integrating and layering data from different sources, such as the consumer traffic navigation app Waze, in order to provide a more accurate snapshot of a given area for officers in the field.

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3. Predicting Crime

Predictive crime involves leveraging data (for multiple sources) and sophisticated computer algorithms to identify patterns or trends that can be used to respond more effectively. For example, many law enforcement agencies use predictive policing strategies to identify hotspots of crime, and based on previous trends, they can better position law enforcement personnel for response. 

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4. Bringing Intelligence to IoT Sensors 

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving many public safety agencies to begin embedding internet-connected sensors within their jurisdictions. For example, many cities are using tools like Shotspotter to automaticity detect and triangulate any gun shots that take place within their jurisdictions. This technology helps agencies respond quicker with a wealth of data at their disposal.

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5. Improving Corrections Management (Sponsored) 

Having actionable-data and smart analytics are vital in managing and optimizing correctional facilities. Agencies across the country are using Offender360 to manage the entire offender lifecycle, which eliminates the cumbersome, paper-based processes. Offender360 can be applied to offender, facilities and community corrections management and provides next-generation tracking capabilities.  

6. Using Social Media to Engage & Community Police

Every 60 second there are 422,340 tweets sent online through the popular, micro-blogging site Twitter. As more individuals use social media technologies to communicate, many public-sector agencies have begun to employ social listening technologies to proactively identify online threats and criminal behavior.  Law enforcement has also begun using social media as a vital aspect of community policing strategies to increase citizen engagement.

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7. Creating Smart, Interoperable Networks

Interoperable networks are a critical component to multi-jurisdictional collaboration during major incidents. On February 12, 2012, the US government signed FirstNet into law starting the implementation of the first nationwide broadband network specifically designed for public safety. After each state connects their Radio Access Network (RAN) to the FirstNet core network, public safety jurisdictions the US will be able to collaborate and share data across federal, state and local lines for the first time. 

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8. Increasing Resiliency 

Resiliency has been a key focus of many large government agencies across the country. Through the implementation of data sharing agreements and the rise of the Chief Resiliency Officer, government agencies are continuing to find ways to embed resiliency into agency operations. New technologies are also making it easier for agencies to test resiliency strategies through dynamic situational modeling.  

9. Bringing Intelligence to Video Analysis

As wearable and mounted cameras become more prevalent within public safety, many agencies have begun using advanced video analysis software and Artificial Intelligence to analyze and detect suspicious behavior in real-time. In addition, the previously recorded video footage and metadata can also be used for pattern detection and risk mitigation.

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10. Making Dispatch Centers Smarter

As E911 has become an industry standard, many public safety agencies have begun implementing new text-to-911 capabilities as well as context-specific data sharing when 911 is dialed. This new migration is referred to as Next-Gen 911 and it enables a user’s phone to intelligent share context (i.e. location, etc.) with a dispatch center to increase accuracy in response. 

 

 

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