Crime Fighting & Intelligence

NC4 Street Smart® Gets Smarter with SaaS

NC4 Street Smart® Gets Smarter with SaaS

NC4 Street Smart’s transition of data to the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud increases security and speed for your agency.

On July 4th, Rules of Physics Still Apply

On July 4th, Rules of Physics Still Apply

Firing celebratory gunshots on the 4th of July endangers the public safety of everyone in your community. Remember your high school physics class and stay safe this holiday!

Honoring Our Fallen, Empowering Our Tomorrow

Honoring Our Fallen, Empowering Our Tomorrow

Each May, our country honors our heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up their own lives to protect our nation and our communities.

Can NC4 Street Smart® defeat Groundhog Day?

Can NC4 Street Smart® defeat Groundhog Day?

Specifically, in local law enforcement, agencies find themselves dealing with the same adult and juvenile offenders committing the same offenses, repeatedly. This is where NC4 Street Smart® was specifically designed to provide offender management and "Sense-Making" capabilities.

The Email Problem: How Communication Becomes a Force-Multiplier

The Email Problem: How Communication Becomes a Force-Multiplier

Enabling faster communication allows officers to spend more time fighting crime, and less effort wading through unimportant information to find what matters. Technology becomes a force multiplier enabling officers to be more efficient, respond to more calls, and spend more time out in the communities they serve.

Predictive Systems vs Intelligence Led Policing

Predictive Systems vs Intelligence Led Policing

Law Enforcement's need for sophisticated technology to support mission demands for fighting and reducing crimes is ever increasing. Providing law enforcement officers with real-time crime reporting to accurately pinpoint crimes, patterns, and incidents improve their ability to fight crime faster.

Focus on Four Plan yields Tampa Police Department record low crime rates

Focus on Four Plan yields Tampa Police Department record low crime rates

The Tampa Police Department (TPD) has managed to lower crime rates by unprecedented numbers year after year for the last fifteen years. Their success has been attributed to a revolutionary new approach to law enforcement they call Focus on Four - an innovative plan tackling four key areas of high-volume crimes known colloquially as the "Big Four": burglary, robbery, auto burglary, and auto theft.

3 Crimes to Watch Out for This Summer and How to Prevent Them

3 Crimes to Watch Out for This Summer and How to Prevent Them

Summer is a season marked by barbeques, vacations, and pool parties. But it also marks a high season for crime. According to a recent study by the Department of Justice, burglaries, violent crime, property crimes, and household larceny are more prevalent in the summer months than any other time of year.

The 4 Most Powerful Features of NC4 Street Smart

The 4 Most Powerful Features of NC4 Street Smart

As technology grows more important in every facet of our lives, it's critical that the software features of the new world keep pace in public safety intuitions.

4 Ways Real Time Reporting Impacts Public Safety Officials

4 Ways Real Time Reporting Impacts Public Safety Officials

Accurate real-time reporting is vital for an enormous cross-section of a public safety official's day to day work, especially those in law enforcement. As we've ramped up the ability and amount of information coming into public safety agencies, finding the critical data amongst the clutter is key.

Showcasing the Future of High Tech Crime Fighting at the 2017 Tampa Crime Fighting Symposium

Showcasing the Future of High Tech Crime Fighting at the 2017 Tampa Crime Fighting Symposium

Police officers are working tirelessly to pound the pavement to keep their jurisdictions safe, forging strong partnerships and relationships with their communities.However, the last mile in helping officers reduce both the number of crimes and the time necessary to solve crimes is through technology.

Law Enforcement Technology Helping to Make Streets Safer

Law Enforcement Technology Helping to Make Streets Safer

When many people first hear of intelligence-led policing, the idea is striking: using compiled data to measure every nuance of previous crimes, such as time of day, weather, location, number of people involved, to then direct officers to those areas or similar ones that share similar attributes. The premise seems logical, and it saves time, resources, and money since patrol personnel are located where they are most needed.

Intelligence Led Policing Used to Fight the Heroin Epidemic

Intelligence Led Policing Used to Fight the Heroin Epidemic

According to an article in The (Columbus, Indiana) Republic, Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop recently heralded the establishment of the Heroin Overdose Response Initiative during his State of the City address as one of the area's most significant law enforcement tools.

Intelligence Led Policing What Was the Future is Now Here

Intelligence Led Policing What Was the Future is Now Here

Police forces across the nation are now using intelligence-led policing software systems to perform crime analysis and crime mapping to deter and, ultimately, reduce criminal activity.

NC4 Street Smart Helps Forward Thinking Agencies Fight Crime

At 5:00 p.m. one evening, an elderly woman was carjacked. The perpetrators, while pointing a gun at the 71-year-old, had her drive to various locations to withdraw money to turn over to them. One of the suspects was arrested in a different vehicle than the victim’s at 11:15 p.m. that same night because of the cutting-edge technology of the NC4 Street Smart™ solution, an effective crime software law enforcement agencies are starting to take advantage of.

Police turn to technology to reduce thefts

Theft is an enduring problem for law enforcement across the country. Whether the items targeted are large assets like vehicles or much smaller jewelry and other valuables, criminals know they can often turn a burglary or robbery into cash by working through the black market and defrauding honest businesses. Law enforcement officers across the country are using technology to better protect the personal property of the citizens in their jurisdiction and stymie the efforts of criminals to steal and then sell those items.

Miami Beach PD increasing usefulness of video with connected cameras

Video cameras have long been a crime deterrent and an investigative tool for law enforcement, allowing officers to gain critical information about incidents by observing events as they occur. The real-time aspect of video as a crime control tool is just starting to emerge, however.

Facial recognition technology aids Albuquerque PD

Law enforcement officers and departments are continually on the lookout for new software, hardware and other tools that can make crime control efforts more effective and better protect the local community.

New tech helps Baltimore PD in crime control efforts

New technology is one of the greatest tools for law enforcement officers in terms of realizing additional advantages for crime control efforts. Technology will never replace officer judgment or the value of years or decades on a beat, but it can extend the reach, grasp, senses and information processing power of a department in ways that simply weren't possible in the past.

New Jersey police use gunfire detection technology

New Jersey police use gunfire detection technology

Police in New Jersey have introduced new gunfire detection technology that will allow officers to detect the origin point of shots fired. They hope it will allow faster response times to shooting incidents after being instantly notified when the system picks up on the sound of gunfire, part of an overall effort to enhance crime control.

Tampa Bay law enforcement get connected shares information efficiently

Tampa Bay law enforcement get connected shares information efficiently

Law enforcement organizations in the Tampa Bay area of Florida are utilizing what has been called a social network for police to allow for better dissemination and sharing of relevant and vital information.

Evansville IN police using new addition to body camera technology

Evansville IN police using new addition to body camera technology

The popularity of body cameras as a tool for police departments across the country continues to increase. Both national discussions of such devices in the news media and the results of recent studies into their effectiveness have encouraged adoption.

Fresno Police Department testing new audio detection technology

Fresno Police Department testing new audio detection technology

In an effort to utilize cutting edge technology to make their work more effective, police in Fresno, California are using an audio detection and tracking system to track the location of shots fired in the city.

Community policing may benefit from technology use

Community policing may benefit from technology use

Positive engagement with the local community is a priority for all police departments. Improving positive contacts with residents and reducing the kind of net-fishing expeditions that can result in excessive rubs of law-abiding citizens are beneficial goals not only because they improve a department's standing in the community, but also due to more effective and targeted policing.

Stockton CA police see results from technological progress

Stockton CA police see results from technological progress

Fingerprinting suspects has been a long-standing tradition in much of the U.S., with the tried-and-true method of using ink and paper very common in a variety of locales. However, a new method that relies on digital reading, storage and transmission has become a benefit to the Stockton, California police department.

White House announces 263M request for body camera funding

White House announces 263M request for body camera funding

In an effort to improve police technology use across the country, the White House recently announced a request made In an effort to improve police technology use across the country, the White House recently announced a request made by President Barack Obama that would, if approved, go toward equipping law enforcement officers with body cameras.The proposal, which still has to pass through Congress, would direct approximately $70 million to state and local governments each year between 2015 and 2017.

Durham NC police using technology to boost policing effectiveness

Durham NC police using technology to boost policing effectiveness

he Durham, N.C., Police Department is using analytical policing techniques through the use of both technology and human analysis of data to create a better view of current conditions. The department has two teams that focus on the data and analysis aspects of police work.

Smart gun system indicative of increase in LEO technology development

Smart gun system indicative of increase in LEO technology development

A new software and hardware suite will allow police departments to effectively track firearm use by officers in real time. The Associated Press reported a startup from the San Francisco Bay area has developed a tracking and transmission device that fits onto the duty weapons issued to police, which will transmit information about the orientation and use of these side arms when certain conditions are met.

NYC police implementing department wide rollout of mobile devices

NYC police implementing department wide rollout of mobile devices

As part of a modernization effort for one of the biggest police departments in the world, nearly all officers in New York City will be provided with smartphones, and the vast majority of the city's patrol cars will have tablet computers installed.

New Pittsburgh police chief states commitment to technology to improve policing

New Pittsburgh police chief states commitment to technology to improve policing

New Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay has a lot on his plate. A series of shootings have plagued the area, causing tension between residents, the city government and police.

Minneapolis PD to begin body camera pilot program

Minneapolis PD to begin body camera pilot program

A select group of police officers in Minneapolis will serve as the test subjects in a body camera trial planned to last for the six months from the beginning of November through April 2015.

Detroit PD turns to audio analysis technology for gunshot tracking

Detroit PD turns to audio analysis technology for gunshot tracking

The recent installation of audio gunshot tracking hardware and software may pay off for Detroit police by improving detection of otherwise unreported incidents and helping officers solve gun-related crimes.

Wearable video cameras bring more data for officers in the field

Wearable video cameras bring more data for officers in the field

A lot of attention is being put on how successful police technology can help increase accountability for officers while working in the field. Wearable video cameras are quickly becoming one of the most popular devices for police departments.

Elgin Illinois police invest in crime predicting software

Elgin Illinois police invest in crime predicting software

In Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the local police department is turning to new police technology to improve its crime fighting abilities, the Chicago Daily Herald reported.

New police K 9 technology tracks units and keeps them safe from the heat

New police K 9 technology tracks units and keeps them safe from the heat

Instituting technology among police forces is growing in popularity and departments want the latest devices to keep officers safe and decrease the amount of crime. When it comes to police dogs, agents want to keep their K-9 officers safe, too.

Police Security Expo brings new technology to Atlantic City New Jersey

Police Security Expo brings new technology to Atlantic City New Jersey

The 29th Annual Police Security Expo was held at the Atlantic City Convention Center from June 24 to 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and displayed some state-of-the-art police technology devices for officers to use in the field and for departments to help reduce crime numbers.

Toledo Police Department releases interactive crime map to residents

Toledo Police Department releases interactive crime map to residents

In Ohio, the Toledo Police Department is moving away from paper-based recordkeeping as a way of organizing crime reports and other police information. According to the Toledo Free Press, the TPD invested in a new interactive crime map system that enables officers to improve crime fighting methodologies.

Dallas Police Department proposal to invest more in crime control technology

Considerable changes are possibly coming to the Dallas Police Department after a recent proposal suggested the agency could slow down the number of new-hire officers and use the excess funding for new crime control technology.

New Mexico State Police urging schools to sign up for emergency alert system application

New Mexico State Police urging schools to sign up for emergency alert system application

New Mexico State Police have invested in a new emergency notification application that schools can use to alert nearby officers when a school shooting occurs.

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