For law enforcement and other police service agencies, the ability to rapidly manage and interpret massive amounts of data is of paramount importance. Front line officers require timely and accurate data that enables intelligence-led decision making, and officers must be deployed proactively in order to deter and prevent criminal behavior. As we have written before, the true lifeblood … More A Look at Digital Policing
Lost in the news of the recent demise of New Zealand based crime-fighting software developer Wynyard Group, is an interesting report published just weeks before the company ceased operations. According to the study, just 55% of U.S. law enforcement agencies currently utilize investigative case management software (CMS), and the majority of users are unhappy with their current systems. Thirty-seven percent … More The Case for Investigative Case Management
The following article is a continuation, of sorts, to our article ‘Intelligent Gang Intelligence’ on September 28… CalGang is a California statewide database that law enforcement agencies use to store and disseminate information about gang activities and suspected gang members. The system has been in place for more than ten years, but has remained largely hidden … More The CalGang Audit: Lessons Learned for Law Enforcement.
The following article appears in California State University’s Coyote Chronicle, written by Geraldine Carrillo. Crime Tech Weekly has reposted the article in full for our readers’ convenience… “There is going to be a fight today after school on Walnut St.,” was a post on Facebook from one of my friends during my sophomore year of … More Social Media leads to Hate crimes
The following article originally appeared at In Public Safety, and is a highly recommended read. It was written by Erik Kleinsmith at American Military University. Crime Tech Weekly is posting the article in its entirety for our readers’ convenience… By Erik Kleinsmith Staff, Intelligence Studies, American Military University On November 24, 1971, a man using the … More Hunting for D.B. Cooper – A study in analytics.
October 28, 2016 – Crime Tech Solutions, a fast-growing and vibrant investigation software company based in Austin, TX, today announced a migration path for software users affected by the recent failure of New Zealand based Wynyard Group. Wynyard had positioned itself as a ‘leader in crime fighting software’, but never did find traction in the markets they … More Wynyard Group’s slow, painful death arrives. Now, what about the customers?
In a February 2014 report, Critical Capabilities for Case Management, Gartner Group® defined the following 11 critical capabilities for investigative case management solutions. Crime Tech Solutions applies all of these critical capabilities to the powerful CASE CLOSED™ SOFTWARE for deployment at government and commercial investigative groups. Investigative case management solutions always require a broad range … More Critical Capabilities for Case Management Software? Case Closed!
Another report suggests that PredPol® (Predictive Policing) software does little to expand the tent when it comes to arrests. The full article at Boing Boing is HERE.
It had to be in the weeks running up to Halloween, of course. Unless you’ve been hiding under a big red nose and novelty wig, you probably know that there has been a rash of ‘creepy clown’ sightings in communities across the country. These creepy clowns – and the related threats they seem to pose – … More What’s with all the “Creepy Clowns”?
The backbone of any functioning criminal intelligence unit is the strength of its intel files and/or gang records. Best practices for gang intelligence suggests that agencies should regularly update and contribute gang intelligence to a specialized gang intelligence system (aka gang database). These intelligence systems can manage and store thousands or millions of records of … More Intelligent Gang Intelligence