Public Safety: Page 11 of 11

Wed, 2015-10-28 22:57 -- Jon DeKeles
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Target: Pursue predictive analytics:
Miami-Dade Police Department: New patterns offer breakthroughs for cold cases
Florida’s Miami-Dade Police Department recognized that reducing street crime is key not only to its citizens’ quality of life, but also to the vitality of an essential economic driver – tourism. By working with IBM to analyze cold robbery cases against its historical crime data, the department’s robbery unit is uncovering insights that are key to solving them. And as the successes mount, the unit’s detectives are embracing a new crime-fighting tool as a way to give them a second chance on what used to be dead-end cases.

Target: Create a data management sharing policy:
Small city deploys big city crime-fighting tools
To begin responding to high-priority calls before an officer is dispatched, the Ogden Police Department needed improved access to the data in its many systems. The department chose Fusion Core Solution, a web portal based on Council member Microsoft’s platform and Esri ArcGIS mapping software. Department analysts now can provide important information to officers who are en route to a call, thereby increasing officer safety and effectiveness and reducing call handle times.

Target: Pursue predictive analytics:
How digging through the deluge of social media data could lead to safer cities
A data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a Council advisor, has created a social media analysis tool capable of analyzing billions of tweets and other social media messages in just seconds. The idea is to discover patterns and make sense of the data – and ultimately – surface useful information that can enhance public safety and health.

Target: Consider a cloud computing framework:
Sheriffs department enhances mobility, improves public safety with cloud services
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department relies on modern technology to help protect and serve the citizens of the largest county in the United States. It began to investigate cloud-based IT solutions to replace its on-premises hardware and software and settled on Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for its 3,400 employees. This video from Council member Microsoft explains why.