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Leveraging Crime Gun Intelligence Center Principles for More Effective Investigations

In an effort to solve this public health crisis,  the ATF established the concept of a crime gun intelligence center (CGIC) in 2016  to identify serial shooters, their sources of crime guns, disrupt criminal activity, and prevent gun violence. Now, 25 CGICs are strategically located across the nation, all operating...
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Why It’s Time to Rethink Law Enforcement Investigations

Currently, most record management systems (RMS) are designed primarily for reporting incidents at the patrol level, and they lack the analytical capabilities and task management for law enforcement investigations that have greater complexity. Yet, most law enforcement departments are still primarily leveraging RMS for police operations, and ultimately losing key...
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Why Case Management Systems Are Needed for Intelligence Investigations

However, many units managing intelligence investigations are still trying to manage their growing caseloads with spreadsheets and other archaic, manual case management systems that are preventing them from gathering information as efficiently and effectively as possible. In this blog, we’ll discuss what the primary duties are for criminal intelligence investigators,...
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What is ShotSpotter’s Precision Policing Platform?

To understand how a precision policing platform helps law enforcement prevent crime and enhance community trust, let’s first address the precision policing philosophy that is the foundation of ShotSpotter’s platform.   Precision policing is a framework for structuring, managing, motivating, and leading a twenty-first-century police force. It’s built upon the...
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Building a Criminal Investigation for Effective Prosecution

When it comes to building a criminal investigation for effective prosecution, ultimately solving crimes and upholding public safety, both investigators and prosecutors have invaluable and interconnected roles to play. In an ideal world, investigators will meticulously document every relevant detail and publish their findings in a highly organized, easy-to-digest report...