Exploring Cutting Edge Technology for Law Enforcement at IACP 2018

The CFS Analytics team has just returned from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in Orlando, Florida. IACP is the largest conference for law enforcement personnel, and is a great opportunity for networking, collaboration, and problem solving among police chiefs and other law enforcement professionals. This year’s conference featured some special…

2018 ICMA Conference Brings Insight into Local Government Resource Allocation

In September, the CFS Analytics team recently travelled to the ICMA Annual Conference, held in Baltimore. The conference focused on creating smart and sustainable communities, and attendees worked to produce innovative ideas for local government. The conference allowed us the opportunity to interact with local government leaders and gain valuable insights into the challenges of…

Highlighting Officer Shortages

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” –Arnold H. Glasow As a former police officer and criminal investigator, I know that agencies around the country are experiencing officer shortages. I’ve personally been there, but the issue has also been well documented in news articles.…

The Value of Internal-facing Analytics in Policing As Explained with an Opioid Overdose Response

Pick any reasonably sized police agency across the United States and you’ll find all the modern trappings of a data-centric organization. Typical police data resources include a modern UCR or NIBRS based RMS and CAD, mobile and handheld computers, geo-coded functionality, real-time crime centers, and dedicated crime analysts. You’ll also find tactical information briefings via…