How Field Mobility Solutions Enhance Law Enforcement Data

How Field Mobility Solutions Enhance Law Enforcement Data

Gov CIO Outlook | Thursday, July 22, 2021

Field mobility has become an essential part of capturing and delivering police and law enforcement data.

FREMONT, CA: Many businesses have profited from advances in mobile technology, and police and law enforcement are no exception. Today's officers are better suited to manage crises and react rapidly to changing situations because they have fast access to essential data, maps, records, and dispatchers. Officer safety and well-being, agency operations, productivity, and situational awareness can benefit from field mobility.

Apart from the benefits to front-line officers, there are numerous underlying advantages to how field mobility can improve and support an agency's operations and goals. Incident and police data for analysis, reporting, and engagement are an essential and sometimes underutilized advantage.

Many police departments face budget cuts due to high levels of urbanization and increased demand for services. At the same time, the public expects agencies to be more transparent and accountable.

Agency leaders may make evidence-related decisions about distributing resources, increasing operational efficiencies, minimizing time spent on administrative duties, and more by understanding and interpreting incident and police data. It also aids in communicating performance and policy information to stakeholders and the justification of funding.

Field mobility can help police data in various ways. Here are some of them.

Field mobility acts as a force multiplier

Officers can be released from the limitations of a precinct using mobile devices and applications, providing them greater time and visibility in the field to prevent and solve crimes and interact with the community. Police departments that adopt mobile technology may significantly reduce time-consuming manual operations, reduce redundancies, better utilize police, and become more productive.

Mobile devices clear radio traffic

The demand for information over the radio frequently surpasses dispatchers' and the network's capabilities. For routine operations like person and vehicle lookups, this involves ongoing radio traffic. Agencies can migrate these information requests from the radio to mobile self-service, relieving radio channels and dispatchers for more challenging and urgent duties.

Applications keep field personnel informed

Field mobility solutions can assist in collecting police and law enforcement data and transmitting data to personnel in the field when they are most needed. Through access to informative databases, in-vehicle field applications allow units to receive and respond to messages, see incident details and maps and get perspective regarding incidents.

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