Creation of a Data-Driven Culture in Public Safety Agencies

Creation of a Data-Driven Culture in Public Safety Agencies

By Gov CIO Outlook | Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The massive production of data calls for public safety agencies to adopt a strategic approach to their use of data to strengthen public sector intelligence.

FREMONT, CA: It is believed that more data is moving across the internet every second than stored in the entire internet 20 years ago. Leaders in public safety organizations realize the utility and benefits of building a data culture to address their challenges and reveal innovative solutions. Data cultures offer open access to analytics and allow agencies to take advantage of evidence-based insights to streamline all operation areas from strategic planning to regular workflows. As such, public safety leaders should invest in these technologies and commit to using them. Read on to know more.

Public safety agencies should strive for an effective data culture that enables all roles to easily access and use structured, logical data. Informing workflows with evidence-based insights empowers first responders to address any decision from resource planning and strategy to real-time operations to ensure better results. Agencies should be able to harness data from multiple departments and offer it in ways that meet different users' particular needs. Users must understand how various data points and trends relate to each other to make informed decisions.

Top 10 Public Safety Solution Companies - 2019The key to establishing a sound data culture in public safety is to modernize data management, access, and applications. Agencies can easily optimize their systems by making data accessible, user-friendly, and analysis-ready for all members. Data is as vital as any other asset, and public safety agencies must treat it like if they want to meet the pain points of increasing demand and constrained resources. Public safety employees also require data literacy training to help them stress on strategic objectives. Open access to data is the cornerstone of a data culture. Teams with access to all data in one place can update daily workflows and respond proactively.

By democratizing data, technology professionals will also prove to public-safety officials that new technologies improve, rather than replace, conventional teamwork. Integrated and streamlined data pipelines help the whole team respond to calls efficiently and report information accurately.

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