The Price Tag of Doing Nothing – Paper vs. Digital
The Old Occurrence Book Has Been Digitized!
Digital Policing Works Alongside You, Does Not Replace YOU!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group
Don’t have to be a pencil pusher to know that there is a cost to anything you change.
Digital transformation are two buzz words that concern even people who have no idea what the hell it is!
Council or Commission members scratch their rear-ends or balding heads in wonderment, lean back in their creaking chairs, passing gas and coughing at the same to hide their flatulence.
Progress and efficiency certainly go hand in hand, as do costs rising. Human nature always wants ‘more for less’. It this case I am speaking of policing and the societal change, which is showing up in every newspaper, television news and Internet social or unsocial posting.
Technology, when harnessed, is brilliant. Certain opportunities in policing, from paperwork, analyzing data/reports expeditiously, reducing research time through historical data, predictive analysis, all whilst reduced budgets and staffing levels are causing major headaches.
The U.K. police agencies are the perfect example of attempting to invent a solution themselves with money they don’t have or have wasted in the millions already.
Someone has already succeeded in the Digital Policing realm, not last week, but twenty-one years ago and keeps ahead of the curve of society which is changing every five seconds or so.
Police agencies are already using, solving the crimes and being more productive in crime fighting. This also improves and brings back the Trust, Respect, and Pride to the community. Something that has been failing and ignored for too long.
It is the linking of digital and service strategies that has been approached by CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner, with an understanding of the streets, information and actions demanded to more proficient in the actions required for true public safety.
Of course we waste time, money and effort, after all, it is a human trait. We do not have to and we have proved the point of change over and over again.
We have understood the processes that government globally have enacted. Sustainability and Transformation Plans have been discussed, implemented, changed, dropped and chewed over and over again and always from within, never allowing the commercial enterprise to be allowed through the door.
It has ceased! Police agencies have been listening, implementing and succeeding in changing the community policing landscape alongside the experienced street smart officers.
The question is, have you turned a ‘Blind Eye’ on the creator of modern of policing, Sir Robert Peel!
I do not want to hear the statements that Peel never wrote the Nine Peelian Principles and it is all old, cobwebbed and 188 years ago. They are still with us, concise and logical after all these years and they work, even today! You should either revisit or read for the first time.
The Nine Peelian Principles with an added 10th, which embraces technology (Digital Policing), whilst utilizing the other existing nine, is tantamount to the successful cost-effective transformation of policing globally.
We must reiterate the commitment of Police officers to respect the rights and fundamental freedoms of the public (the people) while discharging their policing mandate. This, coupled with the ever-changing social, economic and political environment, has made it imperative for the Police officers to operate with decorum to endear themselves to the public they serve.
Today we must embrace and utilize all social communications skills. That is why we have emphasized Social Media Analytics & Interaction as the key to understanding those who scoff the law.
The usage of social media or the criminals 'fingers & thumbs' is absolutely tantamount to successful proactive policing and solving crimes. We all know used to be some spoken words in a pub, bar, restaurant or overheard the conversation. That has now changed to silent finger & thumb action.
This a priority aspect of policing and when tied into crime analytics and especially predictive analysis, you have a finite toolset in the protection of communities and the solid fight against crime and criminals.
As an ex-member of London’s Metropolitan Police, who created a computer/software/hardware corporation in 1976, and today am a part of an extraordinary talented worldwide team that has solidly developed a proven cost-effective crime-fighting toolset:
- Community Crime Mapping
- Crime Analytics
- Predictive Analysis
- Social Media Analytics & Interaction
- Data Access with all databases
- Facial Recognition for Stop, Interview, Process (SIP)
- Implementation via Hard/Soft Skill Sets
- Full Professional Services For Coaching/Mentoring
The ease of operation for the street level police officer usage starts with a changeable Dashboard, which brings all the prior crime data to a single screen on a Smartphone, tablet or computer screen. Knowing your historical events before the shift briefing maximizes efficiency for all. These dashboards can be updated and change as you personally wish and you have over 50 of them to effective police all crime instances.
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 and security cleared analytic staff, we have an overall perspective of crime today and the methods being used 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. Politics is causing a festering on the policing vine as each day that goes by, as the procrastination continues, it 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 will achieve what no other seems to be able to implement?
Simple, we already have completed these actions daily in over 1,000 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, concerns.
Together, we will achieve the targets, goals, and aspirations to succeed for the betterment of the agency and importantly, the community.
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.