Can Law Enforcement Get Better With Technology?
Law enforcement enterprises leverage technology in different ways that can promote better accountability and security.
FREMONT, CA: As we enter the final months of 2019, it's time to start planning and budgeting for new public safety and police department initiatives for the year 2020. The following are a few most compelling trends that can shape public policy and law enforcement organizations in 2020.
Eyes on Community-Oriented Policing:
The most important trend that might transform 2020 is the renewed focus on community-oriented policing. This concept has been taking the first place to answer the widespread public distrust resulting from numerous high-profile fatalities. Community-oriented patrolling most likely would remain a top priority for the future at the local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement and public safety. It will soon set the tone for several other trends to come next year. The most vital community-oriented policing will be the advancement of community partnerships, engaging stakeholders from the broader community to address crime and public safety issues, and the execution of processes and tools to enable the collaboration better.
IoT is substantially better at interconnectivity and data gathering, done by using a network of devices embedded in everyday objects, like smart TVs and other digital appliances. While talking about law and enforcement, over-the-air connected body cameras, public security camera feeds, in-vehicle data, camera-equipped drones, officer geolocators, and a host of other technologies will mainly increase and can be purchased and utilized to streamline daily policing.
Greater Transparency and Accountability:
Creating public trust is the chief key to successful community-oriented policing strategies. The process in which the police departments are going to deal with this issue will need constant focus on maintaining a better degree of visibility and ensuring the public feels they are accountable for their behaviors.