Success Stories

Crime analysts winning ‘chess game’ against criminals in Surrey

The analysts sift through the daily complaint files, crunch down the info and enter it into a database, then map things out, searching for common themes. If everything works out, voila! A trend is identified…

March 2, 2011

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Knoxville Police Chief Praises Crime Analysis

In this TV10 interview, Knoxville Chief Sterling Owen discusses crime decreases in the city of Knoxville and attributes some of their success to the crime analysis unit.

February 16, 2011

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Troopers Use Science, Geography to Target Drunk Drivers

…Analysts like Marcia Marsh chart each crash, then overlays that with other data such as where 911 calls come in reporting suspected drunks. Using that, enforcement strategies are plotted, so troopers can be in position around these hot spots to intercept drunk drivers, before they crash and kill…

November 1, 2010

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Howard County Public Safety Officials Trim Money, Not Patrols

…despite making cuts elsewhere in its spending plan, the department added a crime analyst to its force. Adding the analyst, McMahon said, is a money-saving move…

September 9, 2010

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Henrico Woman Credited with Catching the Granddad Bandit

WRIC TV 8 Video clip showcases the work of analyst Joyce Salmon.

August 3, 2010

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New Police Program Identifies High-Risk Areas

Kansas City police are deploying a new tool which could drastically change the way officers patrol neighborhoods…

July 21, 2010

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Joe Friday Couldn’t Do This

Burlington – It wasn’t too long ago that police departments around the country still used one of the oldest methods available to deter criminals from plying their trade: An officer walking a beat…

July 1, 2010

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What Could Be: Futurists to Converge on Boston with Forecasts on Religion, Terror, and Medicine

…Debra Piehl, a member of the World Future Society and the much smaller Police Futurists International, said she studies the future to anticipate technological advances by two groups: law enforcement and criminals…

June 21, 2010

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Police Crime Analyst Uses New Programs

…the department crime analyst now has new computer programs to pinpoint high-crime areas, which are immediately fed into a laptop in a patrol car. Officers can find on-screen warrant information, the Return Home Registry for missing persons, where active parolees live and up-to-date crime bulletins. “Previously, officers got all of their information in briefing,” Sellers […]

March 8, 2010

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New program Sparks Drop in Crime

SAINT JOHN – Using the power of computers to look for trends in criminal activity has allowed the Saint John Police Force to achieve double-digit drops in car thefts and break and enters this year.

December 3, 2009

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