Ian Blackhurst, Executive Director of Northgate Public Services, in an article on Police Professional emphasised on the importance of using mobile technology to remotely access the data and receive real-time updates to solve crime.
In the article, Ian says, “Policing is an information-intensive business, and it is most often visible when it is about the here and now. But it is also about preparing for what is to come, and knowing what is happening in the here and now, with context and knowledge. It is certainly not a static business. Situations develop so quickly that information given in a briefing can lose relevance and currency as the shift progresses.
How can officers be expected to turn the rhetoric of intelligence-led policing into practice if the structure of their information dissemination is stuck in a time warp? Expecting officers to rely on basic data searching capabilities and the radio for updates when on patrol is unsustainable. Change is overdue.
Actionable intelligence requires much more than one briefing at the start of a shift. Enabling officers to self-brief remotely and receive real-time updates will keep them visible and productive in their communities. Technology that does not require going through a gate-keeper is a game-changer.”
To read the full article, please click here.
— Northgate PS (@NorthgatePS) January 18, 2018
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