Data-Driven
Community Policing

GeoliticaSM gives you the data and tools
you need to better serve your community.

Transparency

Transparency

View and share operations metrics with rich graphics and exportable formats.

Accountability

Accountability

Manage specific missions for each shift, beat and day of week.

Effectiveness

Effectiveness

Reduce crime rates with data-driven community policing guidance.

Transparency

To earn and maintain the trust of the public, departments must maintain a high level of transparency in their operations. Geolitica gives your department the data and tools you need to keep local government and the public in the loop.

Geolitica’s COMPSTAT-like analytics and reporting module provides a quick summary of rich and complex datasets. Our point-and-click interface lets you create custom reports instantly – by any combination of crime types, missions, districts and shifts over any date range.

Here are some examples of our key transparency reports:

  • Patrol heatmap – Display the relative amounts of time spent by your officers your city across any timeline: shift, day, month, etc. You can determine if any of the areas are being over-patrolled or under-patrolled.
  • Officer reporting – See the movements of individual officers during their shifts. Our “breadcrumb trail” maps allow you to see precise officer movements during the current shift or for any historical patrol shift.
  • Resource hotspot analysis – Quickly identify micro-areas of the city that are experiencing high amounts of officer time. Conduct problem solving to determine if there are different strategies or partner entities that can reduce the burden on your officers at that location.
  • Mission reporting – Show your stakeholders which crime types your officers are focusing on across the city. This is a useful tool to get community buy-in for your public safety strategy.
  • COMPSTAT reporting – All of the usual features available at the click of a button. Prepare reports at the level of shift, beat, and command division for any defined time period. Compare current results to previous years to identify long-term trends and share performance data across multiple time periods.

Missions Calendar History

PDF Reports

Accountability

Patrol Status Vehicle Paths

Patrol Heatmap

Click the button below to download your patrol checklist! DOWNLOAD YOUR PATROL CHECKLIST

Patrol operations are the largest and most visible part of your department. But all too often, patrol officers are judged on negative metrics: how many tickets, how many stops, how many arrests. All of these represent negative interactions with the community.

Geolitica helps you manage your officers in a way that focuses on the positive aspects of the services your department provides. By focusing on “public safety” instead of “law enforcement,” you can build trust and legitimacy with your key stakeholders.

A key part of managing your officers is just making sure they are spending time in the areas where they are supposed to patrol. Geolitica helps with that by allowing you to set patrol guidance for specific locations down to a very granular level of a 500x500-foot box.

Patrol boxes can vary by shift, day of the week, and time of the year. Command staff and crime analysts may define them in a number of different ways:

  • As part of a larger community policing initiative
  • Based on methodologies like DDACTS or SARA
  • Using historical crime hotspots
  • Driven by upcoming events such as concerts or intel operations
  • Set automatically by the Geolitica platform

Once your patrol boxes are set, our AVL-based tracking capabilities let you monitor that your officers are going to the recommended locations and how much time they are spending there. This effectively closes the loop between guidance and compliance for your patrol officers in the field.

Geolitica lets you see how much time is being spent by your officers not only in patrol boxes but in every part of your jurisdiction. You can create weekly or monthly patrol heatmaps to see if areas are being overpatrolled or underpatrolled. You can quickly identify “resource hotspots” – areas that see an inordinate amount of officer time – and problem-solve to identify the issues that are driving those hotspots.

Effectiveness

Employees work more effectively when expectations are being clearly communicated and measured. By setting patrol guidance and communicating expectations, your officers know exactly what is expected of them.

As a public safety agency, your simplest measure of effectiveness is whether crime rates have gone up or down. That’s the proven COMPSTAT measure of effectiveness. Geolitica customers have consistently seen double-digit reductions in targeted crimes after deployment. As crime rates go down, your officers go from reactive mode to proactive mode. This gives them more time for positive activities like problem solving and community building, building trust with the community.

We recently conducted a study of the return on investment with one of our customers, a police agency in the southeastern US. Their crime rates dropped significantly in all targeted categories within a year of their initial deployment. They now spend less time responding to calls for service and investigating crimes, giving them more time to work proactively with the community to improve public safety. We found that for every dollar spent on Geolitica, they got back roughly $29 in additional officer time.

Analytics

Analytics