The information you need to solve many of your cases may reside in your agency’s existing systems, but how can you quickly connect the dots across multiple software applications and document formats? And what if the needed information actually resides the next jurisdiction over — or in another state?
The answer is crime analytics software, which can quickly make sense of vast quantities of data to help every level of law enforcement improve decision-making and solve today's most complex crimes.
Below are the top 5 reasons your law enforcement agency needs to use crime analytics software:
1. Access a Comprehensive Network With Meaningful Data
With the right technology, you can access all of your agency’s data — along with data from thousands of participating agencies across the United States — with a single, easy-to-use tool.
Forensic Logic deploys the largest, most powerful network of users, information and technology in American law enforcement. With over 1 billion documents from thousands of agencies coast to coast in our network, we provide law enforcement with the most comprehensive set of meaningful data.
2. Find Relevant Information Quickly
When solving crimes, every second counts. LEAP Search™, Forensic Logic’s Google-like search capability, returns results in seconds — from across your agency’s police databases and related data types as well as across the county, state and country — regardless of technology, document type or data format.
Our proprietary software connectors seamlessly collect and normalize data from a variety of law enforcement information systems and databases, including RMS, CAD, arrest and booking systems, NIBIN shell casing reports, vehicular data, Thomson Reuters CLEAR records and more.
3. Connect Seemingly Unrelated Data
In addition to quickly finding relevant information, you need to be able to quickly make sense of it. That’s why we combined our powerful search capabilities with COPLINK’s advanced analytics and reporting in a single platform.
The tool’s ability to find associations between vague descriptions (Person, Vehicle, Location, Gang, Firearm, etc.) can help you narrow down your search results and isolate relevant data. Analysis and visualization features display geographic relationships between incidents, as well as animate the progression of incidents over time using mapping, analytical, graphing and charting tools.
4. Identify Patterns, Trends and Hot Spots
With our robust crime analytics, analysts can better perform entity resolution, link analysis and intelligence production without traditional geospatial, temporal or technical restrictions. Investigators can glean actionable insights, in real time, that help identify crime trends and prevent criminal activity.
By centralizing and applying complex analytics across vast data sets, COPLINK can help your staff more easily identify patterns, anomalies and outliers with the following tools.
- Timeline, hotspot and geospatial analysis
- Visualization tools, including link charts, one-click heat maps and 3-D visualizations
- Interactive tag clouds and timelines
- Customizable dashboards and reporting
5. Better Allocate Limited Resources
Quick access to relevant information improves situational awareness for law enforcement users at all levels. As a result, law enforcement can collaborate more effectively and solve crimes more quickly — freeing up limited resources for other cases.
COPLINK key performance indicators help agencies conduct more effective statistical analysis across all available data. A collection of geographic information systems (GIS), statistical graphs, charting and analytical tools work with the rich COPLINK database to help agencies leverage their data and better allocate resources.
Forensic Logic Police Database Software Solutions
Forensic Logic has spent more than a decade collaborating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to deploy the largest, most powerful network of users, information and technology in American law enforcement.
We’ve combined our industry-leading search engine, LEAP, with COPLINK’s advanced analytics and reporting to offer a full suite of information technology in a single platform. The finest tools and the richest data are now matched with streamlined integrations and rapid deployment.
“Mobile access to COPLINK enables an individual officer to do the work that once would have taken two or three people: the dispatcher, an analyst and perhaps even a detective to obtain the information in the field.”
—Sergeant, US County Sheriff’s Office