We Must Exhume, the Former Trust & Respect for Our
Communities & Law Enforcement, Which Have Gone Before Us!
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group
Ideas, initiatives, and intelligence are always among us. In many cases not really a ‘new’ idea but one of using existing thoughts and ideas and adding to them. Many that have gone before us have had brilliant ideas, innovative suggestions and never moved forward. It is all about ‘timing’.
Society has changed so rapidly and the effective means of communications brings these societal changes before our eyes have moved like even Edison or Tesla could have ever comprehended.
Having stood in the same laboratory that Edison created so many of his patents, walking in the gardens and by the river in Fort Meyers, his summer home, it opens a thought process, even with your eyes open.
In the world of policing society, we have lost sight of the reason we require the police in the first place! It has become a ‘Them and Us’ world and hurdling toward such a dangerous outcome.
Criminals are as up-to-date as the latest ‘app’ and type of gun available. Thank goodness they are not that ‘bright’, in the intelligence department.
Saying that though, law enforcement does not have access to same tools because of depilated budgets and the slowness of the political machines.
Police chiefs are hired by local cities and work with a cloud over their head of the council or commission to which they serve and can be ‘fired at will’. The decisions have always a connection to political concerns and not always on the community itself. Meaning, the community has no say in the police department as such.
The Sheriff is elected by the people and even the elected period is short, they like all have to campaign for the next round of votes, they have always a niggling thought of how this will be accepted by the voters.
We must remember that ‘the People are the Police and the Police are the People’. It might have been stated in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern day policing, it stands true and must be readopted to bring us back to a formal society regarding criminality.
It is about TRUST & RESPECT!
Trust & Respect from all, not taking sides. After all, we live together, side by side, shop at the supermarkets, eat at the same restaurants, use the same entertainment facilities and send our children to the same schools.
Is there an issue in society? Yes, and none of us are perfect or ever will be.
Public safety is a priority and having the facts at hand, with proactive enhancement results this way:
- Bring back Trust & Respect of communities
- Save lives
- Solving crimes expeditiously
- Create a myriad of necessary reports
- Augment officer safety
- Utilize Information/data NOW
CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner can and will make logical use of the data NOW!
Effectively on used all fronts, the data/information and written narratives with public data become an integral daily part of proactive Digital Policing.
To increase the opportunity to move forward there is a funding program in place, NCS-X funding which is for the use of expanding data capabilities with NIBRS. It is available and we can tie in with this to supply our Accurnit Virtual Crime Center (AVCC), which is both analytic workstations and individual analytic crime and management tools.
We mention the budget costing cutting which is always a hard chew to swallow. With our global experience and understanding of what lies with you regarding these budget and staffing issues, our approach will be one of overall cost savings, productivity and data tool capabilities.
We are proficient not only in analytics, we encompass cyber from all of the good, bad and ugly angles with IT archeological data aspects. If that is not enough, our law enforcement expertise is second to none, both from the London Metropolitan Police and US law enforcement understands of yesterday, today, and the future, which is Digital Policing.
Social media interaction and analytics are now the foundations of communications both social and criminal. That is why it also plays a major role in all we do. All government and law enforcement must embrace, understand and importantly use to interact with the communities.
This is not some entertainment programming that has appeared since Hollywood or television programming created ‘Minority Report’ or Fox’s ‘APB’.
It was 21 years ago that our initial development created an aggressive crime analytics with the ability for street-level officers to have information at hand. Back then we had no mobile phones, so it was slower and very manual.
The importance is it worked and proficiently!
Today, we now have the Smartphone which places all information in the palm of the officer’s hand, immediately.
Our partner, LexisNexis, with us, have taken what has been working extremely well and moved to the next step for making a definitive difference in the use of crime data, combining public data and placing into the hands of law enforcement securely. Oh, you also do not need to be a ‘geek’ to operate, no disrespect to our learned IT friends!
Our predictive analysis was and is tried, tested and through our success in Afghanistan regarding the predictive placement of IEDs with our DoD contract.
Proved immensely our war zone capabilities, enabling us to make enhancements in our proprietary algorithmic protocols, which are now on the streets of our global clients, working exceptionally well to save lives and solve the crime, including ‘cold cases’.
We work alongside Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Public Safety Commissioner & the Dept. of Public Safety, Dept. of Intelligence (Fusion Center), IT management (NIBRS) and other law enforcement management and will open their eyes to the Digital Policing Attributes for Transformational Policing which brings them beyond the criminal deficiencies of budget and staffing cuts.
Our team of management, analysts and an overview of both Social Media Interaction/Analytics, Crime Analytics, Predictive Analysis, and Community Crime Mapping with Anonymous Tip lines. Our presentation is conversational, passionate, with true street level experience and a listening ear.
Yes, a two-way street for sharing from all sides the desires wants, dreams and capabilities required. No holding back!
So don’t you hold back! Converse and communicate and see why we have the success you and your community deserve.
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