Technology Talk: An Amplified Need for Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing

Overall criminal activity has fallen to historical lows across Long Island’s Suffolk County in New York, and some of that progress can be attributed to the Suffolk County Police Department’s increased use of data sharing and collaboration across other police jurisdictions, according to Chief Stuart Cameron. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration is critical in today’s law enforcement environment, because, while overall crime may be falling, the more heinous crimes—domestic terrorism, active shooters, opioid distribution, and human trafficking—continue to threaten communities. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration can help solve the crimes occurring daily, help jurisdictions to work together to solve bigger crime patterns, and help agencies more effectively deploy law enforcement resources.

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