As technology continues to reshape nearly every sector of society, law enforcement agencies are also transforming their operations with innovative technology tools. Whether it is the federal or state enforcement agency, upholding the law, deterring crime, and managing offenders require immediate access to all of the information and the most efficient use of resources for effective case management.
Today, most law enforcement agencies are grappling with changes in technology and new security threats, which calls for rejig of the policing strategies and techniques to properly balance the community’s needs and the safety of their personnel. To overcome these challenges, most departments and agencies are enhancing the transparency levels, adopting new strategies and technologies to enhance participation and collaboration between law enforcement agencies and communities to prevent crime efficiently. Modern technology tools such as car cameras, information-sharing platforms, social media, body-worn cameras, geographic information system technology (GIS), cell phone tracking, robust data security system, and investigative case management software are already prevalent among the law enforcement agencies.
Many new technology tools such as robotic cameras, handheld lasers, automatic license plate recognition systems, unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAS), GPS vehicle-pursuit dart, thermal imaging technology, gunshot detection systems (GDS), and others are also surfacing to enhance the response time of the law enforcement professionals. On the other hand, the use of data analysis systems is also on the rise to help law enforcement agencies make data-driven decisions in pre-empting and fighting crimes.
With enhanced scrutiny of law enforcement activities, especially in times of diminished resources, the law enforcement agencies are on the lookout to find efficient technology systems that can help enhance their crime-fighting and preventing capabilities. Several new players and established players are coming up with innovative consulting and technology solutions to help them curb the crime rates and improve communication with other agencies and communities. In this Issue of Govt CIO Outlook, we have compiled a list of “Top 10 Law Enforcement Consulting/ Service Companies 2020” that are transforming policing to help law enforcement agencies serve the public in a better way and catch criminals more competently.
We Present you Govt CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Law Enforcement Consulting/Service Companies - 2020.”