Best Practices for Enhancing Public Safety with Technology

Best Practices for Enhancing Public Safety with Technology

Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The police use the newest technology, augmented reality and artificial intelligence, to track crime and maintain public safety.

Fremont, CA: The vital duty of upholding law and order amongst citizens falls on police forces. They are responsible for ensuring that citizens get protected without interfering with their regular activities. The police forces frequently struggle to strike a balance between being alert and being intrusive. The police face another difficulty in eyeing a huge populace for possible threats. Technologies are getting created to aid law enforcement agencies in carrying out their responsibilities more effectively and ensuring public safety. Numerous technologies currently exist to help law enforcement prevent and prosecute crime; many more are under development.

Let's see some of the technologies that aid law enforcement in catching criminals:

• Big Data

The police constantly seek information and tips regarding shady dealings and potential threats. However, law enforcement organizations aren't able to keep a record of every person who could breach the law due to a lack of staff and a relatively big population to monitor. False threats are another common occurrence that might unduly interfere with innocent persons' daily lives. In this situation, big data may get utilized to continuously comb through the information gathered by surveillance systems and find abnormalities. Big data crime mapping pilot projects are getting conducted to identify the regions most likely to encounter criminal activity. However, existing technologies are still incapable of utilizing the vast amount of data provided by security systems distributed across cities.

• Artificial Intelligence

Combining big data & the internet of things with artificial intelligence applications can increase their efficacy. For example, evaluating the solvability of cold cases is one-way artificial intelligence gets utilized to make the best use of police resources. By doing this, the police workforce and resources aren't wasted on cases that are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Likewise, using surveillance data, big data and artificial intelligence are combined to anticipate crimes and identify dangers.

• Augmented Reality

Police officers can identify persons and cars using face recognition and license plate scanning technologies on augmented reality glasses. This makes it easy for authorities to locate and detain offenders, perhaps ending lengthy manhunts and future crimes. There are also examples of AR assisting senior detectives and forensic specialists remotely with crime scene investigations. Smart AR glasses will soon become a normal piece of police equipment, even if these use cases are still experimental.

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