Posts Tagged: policing

Predictive Analytics: How to Prevent Crimes from Happening

Police departments across the U.S. are piloting crime prevention programs that rely on a smart analysis of historical crime data in neighborhoods across their cities. And they are finding that they can cut burglaries by as much as 27 percent! City police departments across the country are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.” Police… Read more »

The Public Safety Journey into Analytics: NYPD Case Study

This is part 2 of 3 of a blog series on Smarter Cities: Building Safer Communities in the Digital Age. This series explores how analytics has empowered the street level bureaucrat, redefining the way public safety officials keep communities safe. Across the country, public safety organizations have leveraged crime analytics to improve efficiencies, connect workers… Read more »

Harris County Shooting Puts iWatch In the News

Teamwork between different law enforcement agencies is one of the key concepts to keep children safe. This was perhaps the most discussed topic at a town hall meeting held by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office last night. By Lilia Bonilla The meeting was held at the North Campus of San Jacinto Community College. Representatives from… Read more »

Bridgeport police say the iWatch Bridgeport app is the future of policing

Launched in October, Bridgeport police say the iWatch Bridgeport app is the future of policing. “In a city that has 143,000 people and 18 square miles, and 400 cops working 24 hours a day, this is the ultimate cop,” said Lt. David Daniels III. So how does it work? “When you want to submit a… Read more »

Duluth Community Safety Initiative Wins National Award

Duluth, MN (September 28, 2011): Innovative community safety efforts that have reduced crime, eliminated blight and renewed economic vitality in Duluth neighborhoods are being recognized on Wednesday with a national MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award. The Duluth Police Department and two local organizations were selected for first-place recognition from among 700 applicants for one of… Read more »

Dallas City Council members praise iWatchDallas.net initiative that seeks crime tips via web, text, phone apps

“Not many people in the 20-something, 30-something age group participate in crime watch in Dallas,” Police Chief David Brown said. “I think those age groups are concerned about crime in Dallas, but they don’t see the functionality of sitting in a meeting to communicate. I think the way they communicate all the time is through… Read more »

Philly Borough Extends the iWatch Program to Western Suburbs

Colwyn Police Department announces the release of its new iWatch program, the latest software tool created by iThinQware, Inc. that allows citizens and law enforcement to join together in the fight against crime. iWatch puts crime tipping and crime reporting into the palm of your hand, allowing individuals to get crime information and submit crime… Read more »

Harris County Launches IwatchHarrisCounty.com

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Friday unveiled a new, smartphone-age tool designed to enhance the ability of citizens to send tips to law enforcement authorities. Flanked by several members of his command and investigative teams during a press conference at the Harris County Jail, Garcia touted “iWatchHarrisCounty,” a free downloadable application for Blackberries, iPhones,… Read more »

New Crime-Fighting Tool Launches in Grapevine

By Steve [email protected] Grapevine Police Department, in partnership with the Grapevine-Colleyville school district, is offering a new smartphone application, iWatch Grapevine, for reporting crime in the city. IWatch Grapevine is an exciting, new, virtual Crime Watch program that will empower citizens like you to help the police deal with criminals or others who would seek… Read more »