Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Policing, although 188 years old, is an ever moving social target.


Policing, although 188 years old, is an ever moving social target.
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern policing certainly had the forethought in his Nine Peelian Principles, which still stand firm today.

As time has moved on, so have the social issues and size of demanded policing.  The citizenry has also changed, drastic moves of populations and ethnicity have become so dire and incredibly difficult to maintain and control.

Defining community policing by some as:


Simply it is knowing your people, activities, and thoughts.  You have to be among them to know all of these categories.  Peel had his ‘Peelers’ on the streets to collect information and show the communities of their presence.  Back then, communication was a little different.  Fingers and thumbs were used in a very different manner, some legal and illegal manners!

Community policing is not a new concept. It has been seen for decades in patrol cops walking their beats.

The community policing era in the United States began in the 1980s. Public satisfaction with the police both decreased trust with law enforcement and increased fear of crime.

In the United States, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 established the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) within the Justice Department to promote community policing. Today, it continues to evolve as new technologies become more widely used and high-profile law enforcement events capture national attention.

Community Policing is at the very heart of our daily duties to protect and serve the 300,000 people who live in, work within and visit the City of London. Police officers and PCSOs work with City communities across three specific teams – Residential, Business and Street Intervention.

This is mirrored across the full London Metropolitan Police Boroughs and the rest of Great Britain.

From major metropolis to US tribal police departments, which are small, self-governed communities, they generally serve and are particularly well-suited for the community policing philosophy.

Sadly, tribal policing has changed due to an increase in entrepreneurship and a major growth of casinos and hotels on tribal land and increased financial and social crime issues.

Tribally operated law enforcement agencies provide a broad range of public safety services such as responding to calls for service, investigating crimes, enforcing traffic laws, executing arrest warrants, serving process, providing court security, and conducting search and rescue operations.

Tribal crime has grown at an alarming rate in the following areas and not in any particular order:

*    Property Crime
*    Rape & Sexual Abuse
*    Identity Theft
*    Credit Card Fraud
*    Money Laundering
*    Drug Usage & Trafficking
*    Human Trafficking

The statistics are so far behind it is abysmal time-wasting to even view or review!

The fact that data is collected, sent straight to a data silo without having street level officers have the opportunity to even review, let alone touch.

Times have changed!  Digital Policing Portfolio has been operational for 21 years and just released is our Virtual Crime Center which includes the following modules:

  • Community crime mapping
  • Crime analytics
  • Predictive analysis
  • Social Media Interaction/monitoring
  • Data Access with used databases
  • Facial Recognition for Stop, Interview, Process (SIP)
  • Implementation
  • Full Professional Services For Coaching/Mentoring

The ease of operation for street level police officer usage starts with a Dashboard, which brings all the crime data to a single screen on a Smartphone, tablet or computer screen.  Knowing your prior historical events before the shift briefing maximizes efficiency for all.  These dashboards can be updated and change as you personally wish.

For a safety factor, the access to all data/information by a single name or address is right in the palm of your hand.  No more ‘Go Fish’ for information with phone calls and faxed information.  It is productivity personified!

21 years ago our entrance into Digital Policing started!  Progressed with our law enforcement capabilities and developed analytics tools that grasped the eye of law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense with our unique ‘predictive analytical tools’.  Which was purchased by DoD and used in Iraq & Afghanistan for predicting roadside IEDs.  Working with British & American troops, saving an extraordinary amount of lives. This working environment allowed us to hone our skills which had to be, no demanded to be, precise, as lives were at stake.

All within in the team are ex-law enforcement from differing divisions, we have an overall perspective of crime today and the methods being used to attempt to control the ever growing issues.  This also includes a remarkable ‘Red Tagged’ team of computer engineers who know so much regarding the Dark web and White and Black Hat Hacking.

You may hear or see from our keystrokes we have major concerns. We are not angry on how budget reductions, overworked staff, and government, who have failed to listen and understand policing is not politics is festering on the vine as each day that goes by as the procrastination continues, is another blockage to solving the issues with proven technology and street smart policing.  It is a deep passionate concern that you see and hear.

Why are we so confident that we can achieve what no other seems to be able to implement? 

Simple, we already have completed in over 800 agencies!

Conversing with CommSmart Global Group, either face to face or electronically will show you in one fell swoop of our proven capabilities and success. What is so important is, we do not know it all and nor do you, we have something in common already.  Together, we will achieve the targets, goals, and aspirations to succeed for the betterment of the agency.

LexisNexis, our Risk Solutions Partner is no small company, part of the RELX Group which is a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

Helping scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.

Our goal is to help our customers make better decisions, get better results and be more productive. We do this by leveraging a deep understanding of our customers to create innovative solutions which combine content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms. These solutions often account for about 1% of our customers’ total cost base but can have a significant and positive impact on the economics of the remaining 99%.

The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom half are in North America.

CommSmart Global Group was chosen as a partner to serve law enforcement globally because of our full understanding of world events and law enforcement procedures, failures and demanded changes in a major transformational time.

Really, we are conversational pussy cats with extremely long claws, who are straight talkers and never commit to something we know is impossible.
Transformation of Policing is actionable NOW!

That is if you are willing to take a deep breath and exchange conversation with us.

 It is productivity personified!

WE ARE IN THE NOW AND KEEP YOU; IN THE KNOW…

www.virtualcrimecenter.online



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