In today’s post 9/11 era, police departments and law enforcement agencies are not only tasked with fighting ‘everyday’ crime but also defending critical national infrastructure. Due to the scale and complexity of the different types of public safety information that needs to be monitored, we have surpassed the point where just adding more ‘feet on the street’ or more 'analysts in seats’ will enable critical information to be identified and processed . In that light, new analytics technologies enable law enforcement analysts to monitor and distil actionable intelligence from the information glut available to them. Furthermore, making sense of these disparate information sources sometimes must occur in real-time, when seconds count.
Intuidex has worked with a number of large law enforcement agencies and has developed repeatable solutions that automate the extraction of information to create actionable intelligence from these sources.
Watchman Analytics™ offers police analysts and investigators a range of analytic tools to leverage their agencies own data to quickly and effectively produce intelligence and true situational awareness. Watchman Analytics™ entity resolution capabilities facilitate the exploitation of data across multiple fields, tables, sources, formats and jurisdictions. Fragmented or incomplete data can be resolved and used to build comprehensive situational analyses. Police records, real time crime data, suspicious activity reports, 911 calls and anecdotal information all contribute to a constant relentless stream of information, within which are the ‘nuggets’ of information that can drive effective and informed decision making ability. Entity resolution capabilities of Watchman Analytics™ technologies are currently employed in counter-terrorism initiatives resolving records of terrorist incidents, as well as the identification of modus operandi in identity theft crime.