Interactive Map and Data Driven Policing
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Data Driven Approach To Crime
The Klamath Falls Police Department has implemented a strategic change in policing philosophy by using a “Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS).” Similar to the “Compstat” process used to reduce crime by NYPD, DDACTS can be functional and beneficial for smaller police agencies. It provides strategies that play a dual role in fighting crime and reducing crashes and traffic violations.
DDACTS helps to track problems, measure success, identify crime strategies and allows for making better decisions in the field to enhance officer safety. A filtered version of the crime mapping is accessible to the general public to view and see real-time calls for service by clicking on the above link. Citizens can request to have an email automatically generated that alerts them to crimes occurring within a selected perimeter of their residence or business. Photos and locations of predatory sex offenders may also be viewed by clicking on related map icons.
DDACTS is a non-traditional policing method and a proactive philosophy that allows the immediate identification and communication of current problems so police resources can be deployed to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our community. Interfacing with the local 9-1-1 Dispatch computer system provides real-time information that is displayed on a map for view by oncoming patrol shifts to prioritize certain call types and make immediate deployment decisions. This approach provides lower ranking officers with hands-on knowledge of current problems and allows them to devise out-of-the-box creative solutions during each shift. This ultimately results in better police services and enhances the officers’ sense of ownership and responsibility to reduce crime while increasing employee satisfaction. It also provides a tool for investigators to observe and identify a link analysis of serial crime trends.