Law Enforcement 2.0: Navigating the Digital Divide

Law Enforcement 2.0 Navigating the Digital Divide
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Policing across the globe is at a digital crossroads. From one perspective, the technology tsunami that has overrun every commercial business sector has now reached the policing industry. Advancements in dispatching, reporting, location-based services, digital information and intelligence sources have exponentially expanded the data volume collected by and available to law enforcement in 2023. Yet, despite this environment, and in many ways, police use and reporting of data and information remains rooted in cultural practices that have remained stagnant for decades.  
Many police agencies purport to be “Data-Driven Organizations” or adopt the label of relying on “Evidence-Based Practices,” and in this regard, they check the box on progressive approaches to their utilization of information. Yet, in STAT meetings and roll calls across the U.S., these same agencies still reply on basic “counts” (of activities) and “amounts” (of change since last month) in identification of their problems and reviewing their response activities for successes or failures. Subjective evaluation is substituted for objective review, and unfortunately, this has proven to be insufficient to address the myriad of complicated criminal and societal issues we ask our public safety officials to address on a daily basis. 
Moving forward in 2023, we need to guide policing agencies to move beyond these practices and adopt research-proven analytics and analytical principles that provide deeper insights into their data while providing defendable and objective guidance on response patterns and intervention strategies. Concepts including Harm, Over Policing, Entity Resolution, Peer Groups, Statistical Twinning and Risk Models need to become synonymous with Crime Analysis and Operational Response Planning. 
In this on-demand webinar, we looked at specific use cases where the benefits of this analytics-first approach are highlighted and discussed.  



You Will Learn How To:

Apply modern crime analysis and operational response planning concepts.

Improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Utilize data to conduct more efficient and productive investigations.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 1
NASBA Information: Information Technology
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: February 2023

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Brian Acken - Speaker

Renee Mitchell - Speaker

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