Gun violence is a severe problem in this country, but after the tumultuous year of 2020 it has exploded into a full-blown crisis that impacts communities, law enforcement and businesses. In 2020 the U.S. had the highest number of gun violence deaths in more than 20 years, according to data...
As the U.S. recovers from COVID-19, gun crime is surging to historically high levels. Recognizing the urgent need, lawmakers approved a historic $350 billion stimulus for states, cities and counties as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Of the $350 billion, 57 percent is allocated to states and 35...
Police departments around the country are struggling to manage the large amounts of data they collect each day. In this blog, we discuss how a crime analysis program can help.
How can PDs create a bigger and better impact with fewer resources and more outside pressure? By deploying police patrol software that does these 5 things.
To our ShotSpotter Customers and Communities: Over the past 25 years, ShotSpotter has been at the forefront of providing tools that have proven to help protect some of our most vulnerable communities. Our acoustic gunshot detection service quickly identifies, locates and alerts police to criminal gunfire. Without these alerts, police...
Tight budgets, recruitment challenges and community accountability have made patrol management increasingly difficult. In this post, we discuss 4 actions agencies can take to improve patrolling outcomes.
If you’re only using an RMS for your police operations, you’re losing key functionality when it comes to your investigations. In this blog, we discuss the difference between an RMS and a true case management system, and why you need both.
Use of force investigations are complex and require both criminal and administrative case folders. In this blog, we discuss the nuances and best practices for conducting bifurcated investigations that are both thorough and compliant.
When police use of force incidents occur, it’s important to comprehensively document them. But once you do, you can’t just file away the report without any follow-up. In this blog, we discuss 6 important guidelines to follow when reviewing use of force reports.
A use of force report is a critical piece of documentation that shouldn’t be taken lightly by field officers and supervisors alike – no matter the severity of the incident. In this blog, we cover 4 high-level standards to follow when putting these reports together.