Technology Talk: Identity Intelligence Elevates Predictive Policing to Its Full Potential

The police have two primary functions: preventing crime and solving crime. Today, most law enforcement agencies use some form of data analytics to accomplish these two missions. While these analytical tools have helped in preventing crime, most are not being used to their full potential in terms of solving crimes because officers do not have the right kind of data to see who may be involved in identified patterns and trends. Many police departments believe they are running successful predictive policing programs but are unaware of how much more effective they could be with additional information.