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
The International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) 2016 conference is in full swing in Louisville, KY. Here is some good, local video coverage of the event… http://www.wave3.com/story/33150410/hundreds-of-crime-prevention-experts-converge-on-louisville
Great article from PoliceMag.com, originally posted HERE. Since its introduction nearly a decade ago, big data in the form of analytics has helped police agencies all over the world enhance decision making, improve strategies to combat crime, and ultimately solve—and prevent—more crimes. But while the benefits of mining and critically analyzing huge amounts of data … More Law Enforcement: Got Big Data… Now What?
September 16, 2016 – (Leander, TX) Crime Tech Solutions, a fast-growing provider of low cost / high performance crime fighting software and analytics is delighted to announce the addition of Jamie May as senior analyst and strategic advisor to the company. Ms. May has spent over 17 years as a crime and intelligence analyst for Overland Park … More Overland Park senior crime analyst Jamie May joins Crime Tech Solutions
Posted by Crime Tech Solutions Law enforcement agencies everywhere are tasked with reducing and investigating crime with fewer and fewer resources at their disposal. “To protect and serve” is the highest responsibilities one can sign up for, particularly in light of recent well-publicized criticisms of police by activists in every city. That responsibility weighs even … More Using crime analysis solutions to take a ‘Byte’ out of crime
September 13, 2016 – (Leander, TX) Crime Tech Solutions, a fast-growing provider of low cost crime fighting software and analytics today announced the appointment of Kevin Konczal as Vice President of Sales. The company created the position in response to rapid growth in market share for crime analysis and investigative case management software. Mr. Konczal … More Crime Tech Solutions’ continued growth fuels management team expansion
Great article by Megan Favignano at New Press Now. Original article at http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/data-continues-to-influence-policing/article_ef968ba2-389c-5289-b341-a9818ae231d7.html A copy of the article follows: A recent report questions how some police departments are using data to forecast future crimes. The report examined how departments are utilizing predictive policing, a computer software that uses data to forecast where crime may happen, who … More Data continues to influence policing
From the newswire: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/08/31/civil-rights-and-tech-advocates-sound-alarm-racial-bias-predictive-policing WASHINGTON – Today a broad coalition of civil rights, privacy, and technology organizations issued a sweeping rebuke to the use and misuse of predictive policing products by police departments as the technology and policy firm Upturn released a report on the topic. The 17 organizations signed a shared statement of civil … More Civil Rights and Tech Advocates Sound Alarm on Racial Bias in “Predictive Policing”