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NEW Feature Spotlight: Points of Interest (POIs)

We are excited to introduce our newest feature, Points of Interest. Points of Interest (POIs) is a tool for adding your own internal information to the map. POIs provide different styles of markers that are displayed on the main map and offer the ability to attach additional information about spe...

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Are We at a Tipping Point in Police-Community Relations?

George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis was nothing less than a tragedy and a breakdown of the social contract between the protector and the protected. We know, as a nation, that far too many similar tragedies pervade our country’s history. Yet despite the increased recent attention on policing pr...

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Using Custom Geolitica Boxes for COVID-19 Patrols

It is becoming clear that COVID-19 is upending everything in our daily lives. It’s
changing how we shop, socialize, go to school, and in most cases how we work. But regardless of the changes it is wreaking in the world today, the job of the patrol officer remains the same: keeping the community ...

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Policing in the Time of Covid-19

Law enforcement patrol operations are based to a large degree on habit. Criminals tend to operate in zones where they feel comfortable, where the rewards outweigh the risks. The well-established criminological theory of repeat and near-repeat behavior confirms this across different crime types, ...

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Geolitica and Community Policing

The term "community policing" has been around for a while, at least since the 1980s. There have been a number of definitions over the years, but most of them reflect a similar theme. We can start with the US Department of Justice's working definition: "Community policing is a philosophy that prom...

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