No one expects a police car on every corner, but citizens feel comfort in knowing they are close by and conducting regular patrols of their neighborhood. Except, police departments must deal with ever expanding patrol areas, which may lead to focusing only on the trouble spots and areas where people demand a presence.
The addition of automatic vehicle location (AVL) data to CFS Analytics will allow agency leaders to easily monitor and allocate where assets are spending valuable time. Agencies may use AVL for dispatch, but there is much more power that is left untapped under normal use. The integration of AVL aligns with the big picture of today’s data driven society.
Instead of having only a static list showing a number of times that Officers have called out on directed patrol, CFS Analytics gives a visual representation of where they go. Other questions to be answered with AVL integration include: Do officers typically finish reports in a certain location? Are some of your neighborhoods underserved? Are the citizen complaints about not seeing a police presence in their neighborhood valid?
Imagine responding to a spike in crime with a measured increase in actual hours patrolled in a given area. Now, a patrol supervisor can find areas that are not being adequately patrolled due to human oversight with CFS Analytics. Harness the power of your agency’s AVL data.
Unlock the potential of your AVL data with CFS Analytics
As with all of our CFS updates, if your agency is a CFS cloud member, you will be able to utilize this update at no additional cost!
Find out more at https://cfsanalytics.rti.org/