The demand for sophisticated technology to provide Law Enforcement with resources for meeting mission demands to fight crime is ever increasing. The NC4 SAFECOP™ solution is already proving that it can make a difference in fighting crime as it happens, instead of days or weeks after an incident. This revolutionary solution provides a fusion center at the officer’s fingertip and gives them real time data to accurately pinpoint crimes, patterns, and incidents. It gives officers everything that they need to address a crime in their particular area, allowing them to fight crime faster. All of that information lives together in one location.
NC4 SAFECOP gives police departments an information-based resource for apprehending suspects, quickly responding to emergencies, strategically placing field personnel, and executing programs to deter crime. Officers no longer have to rely on a roll call board, information on notepads, meeting takeaways, etc. Everything is now in one common operating picture that is updated around the clock. Having this information at their fingertips helps solve crimes more quickly, which will also help reduce criminal activity.
The Crime-Fighting Blog is a fresh approach to giving officers a tool to provide near real time feedback to an incident as it’s unfolding. The blog allows a user to start a new blog topic or to contribute to an existing blog topic with additional relevant information. This commentary provides a backbone for collaborative problem solving and brings information to an officer’s attention days or weeks faster than traditional methods. Blogs are searchable so users can easily locate similar incidents or similar attributes.
The Blog Tag Trend further enriches the crime-fighting blog by enhancing words that are searched on a frequent basis. It displays previously identified blog tags and sizes and tags them relative to other tags found in searchable content according to the frequency with which they occur. This is important as it shows the common threads that officers are blogging about.
Bulletins are used to keep track of offenders and to notify officers of important actionable data. The Bulletin Management feature centralizes information in one location, in near real time, delivering important bulletins to officers in the field. Examples might be the notification of an escaped suspect, or a situation that could affect the safety of officers on patrol. These bulletins provide immediate accessibility to all officers who need it. Bulletin Management is essential in notifying officers of specifics on a case. Bulletins are organized in categories of data types. The five major bulletin types are:
Crime Alert Bulletin
Officer Safety Bulletin
External Bulletin (Other Agency)
These bulletins allow users to create and view only bulletins that are relevant.
Right on their computer, in their cruiser, officers have maps that show crime trends. The Map Viewer provides instant visualization: officers no longer have to wait a week to figure out if there is a crime pattern in a specific location. They can see immediately if there is a crime pattern and where it is located. Map Viewer can pinpoint where known habitual criminals live and acts as a quick contextual summary for most users. NC4 SAFECOP displays city maps with color-coded dots that show reported crimes and the locations where they were committed almost instantaneously. End users are able to select a view from a menu or during set up, select a default map position that covers the extent of the user’s patrol area, supervisory scope or geographic area of interest. Users see varying icons to represent crime, offenders, and other defined data types. Users are able to time slice views, and have multiple options for displaying data to gain situational awareness.
Case Management is a collaborative tool that provides officers with an on-line notebook where information is passed from shift-to-shift and from cycle-to-cycle in real time. If an officer is investigating a crime, and another officer comes in and does something in the next shift, it is continually updating the case until the crime is solved. This provides consistency between shifts and cycles allowing each officer to know what is going on with the case at all times.
The NC4 SAFECOP application focuses on providing law enforcement officers with the ability to analyze data to draw conclusions that result in actionable items that reduce crime. This ability comes from content aggregation, organization and compilation of multiple sources that provide relevant data about the environment in which law enforcement operates. Each officer is their own zone analyst, no longer needing information hierarchies. Every instance of the NC4 SAFECOP application has the ability to mine, analyze, and organize data in a useful fashion. This enhances situational awareness in the following areas:
Warrants, Jail Release Data, and Prison Release Data
Historical Crime records can be imported into NC4 SAFECOP to allow users to identify patterns and threats around validated crimes to help officers solve crimes faster. This gives officers a starting point when trying to solve a crime.
This data is an aggregation from one or more data sources. For NC4 SAFECOP, this includes known offenders and career offenders that have a relationship to the community served by the application. This feature allows officers to look up known offenders in a localized area, saving them the time of having to do a full scale search.
Agency Dispatch will create CAD records in the system. These records will be evaluated by system users to determine the validity of the record and qualify the crime. Data only has to be entered once, which reduces redundancy in reporting. The validation of the CAD records is done through the Crime Validation Form. CAD Data also provides officers with analytical trends.
Intel and Street Check Data captures information that may be useful at some point and may not be related to any CAD incident. This feature gives users the ability to capture data that seems important, but may not correlate to any specific CAD records. It allows officers to enter in data that will become part of their common operating picture.
NC4 SAFECOP™ sets a new standard in crime-fighting by providing commanders and field personnel with an application that will allow them to access real time data to pinpoint crimes, patterns and incidents. NC4 SAFECOP provides law enforcement organizations a powerful suite of tools that:
Centralizes crime-related data into a single data store per industry standards (NIEM, CJIS)
Allows data to be mined more effectively
Reduces paper pushing
Provides increased situational awareness of officers in the field, maximizing their effectiveness
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NC4 SAFECOP Used at Republican National Convention
The innovative new crime-fighting solution, NC4 SAFECOP, is already being proven to reduce crime on the streets of Tampa, Florida. NC4 SAFECOP was used at the Republican National Convention to help reduce crime by 26 percent during the event.
Chief Jane Castor of the Tampa Police Department commented, “NC4 SAFECOP will revolutionize the way Tampa polices the city.” Assistant Chief Bennett added, “NC4 SAFECOP leverages successful policing practices with a proven technology platform to put a powerful weapon in the hands of our officers on the streets. What’s more, it’s simple and easy to use.”