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Putting Big Data to Work With Public Safety Agencies

Public safety agencies throughout the United States gather an enormous amount of data every day. With the ability to harness and use this data, public safety personnel have the actionable intelligence needed to employ intelligence-led policing initiatives and create safer communities.


Create Safer Communities using Data Analysis

This article is part four of a four-part series on intelligence and reporting tools Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

When it comes to big data in public safety, getting to the big picture is important.

At public safety agencies across the country, command staff need to be able to identify and digest information about their communities quickly. That means they need to have the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data collected and stored within their public safety software systems. With the right intelligence and reporting tools, dashboard functionality helps make this happen.

Dashboards provide a high-level overview into crime trends and help easily identify large spikes in crimes or patterns. This data helps command staff to gather the necessary information to take action so they are better able to predict, prevent and reduce crimes.

When intelligence and reporting tools offer dashboards, it helps public safety personnel who aren't as familiar with law enforcement records management software to look at the same information to view instant updates regarding trends or crimes happening at that moment.

This functionality is especially beneficial when command staff have a specific question that needs answered. For instance, if command staff needs to know if burglaries have increased in a specific area, dashboards provide the answer. This actionable intelligence helps command staff to reallocate resources if necessary to increase patrol and reduce crime, which leads to safer communities.

Watch: Paradise Valley Police Dept. Integrates Data to Keep Community Safer