A public safety organization

What if unsolved crimes could be reduced through timely and collaborative police intelligence?

Published on 31 Dec 2012

Public safety organization


Deployment country
United Kingdom



To bring criminals to justice, law enforcement officers must collaborate--yet police forces across the country were working in isolation.

Business need
Without a comprehensive view of crime and investigations, police forces struggled to link suspects with unsolved crimes. After a public inquiry confirmed that the lack of intelligence and collaboration had caused the primary suspect of a high-profile murder case to go unidentified for two weeks, this public safety organization recognized the need for a secure, centralized police intelligence system that could help improve the efficiency of investigations.

By implementing a police intelligence system, this public safety organization eliminated information-sharing barriers between forces while improving the ability of LEOs to identify likely crime suspects. The new solution integrates more than 1.5 billion crime records from 230 databases maintained by 49 police forces, establishing a centralized repository for important records. The new solution scans each record for data associated with persons, objects, locations and events.

Accelerates information sharing between forces from up to two weeks to less than 30 minutes, an improvement of 99 percent; Empowers LEOs to link suspects with crimes and identify patterns of criminal behavior more quickly, thereby enabling them to take action earlier in investigations; Fosters improved collaboration and greater force efficiency across the country


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