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Episode 14: NAMI and NH Lead the Charge in First Responder Mental Health

If you think you see a flying saucer with aliens inside, you call the police. Law enforcement is usually the first responder to folks with mental illness, in crisis or drug addiction. LEOs need more tools than just arresting someone. Maj. Russell Conte has seen it all. A 34-year veteran of the New Hampshire State…

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The NIBRS Reporting Resource Hub

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system used by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collect and report crime data. In existence since 1988, NIBRS has grown into a powerful digital tool for law enforcement. Unlike the Summary Reporting System (SRS) in use since the 1920s, NIBRS offers the…

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Episode 13: Is Your Agency Ready for NIBRS? w/ Ellie Bennett

Police departments across the country are dreading a huge crime wave that may strike in January, 2021. The truth on the streets won’t be changing. This feared new crime wave is a statistical one. After the 2021 deadline, police departments will have to change how they report crime from the 111-year old Uniform Crime Reporting…

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3 Key Challenges of NIBRS Reporting for Law Enforcement Agencies

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NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) is a powerful tool for law enforcement. But for agencies transitioning to NIBRS, the system presents new challenges around data collection and reporting. Unlike SRS (Summary Reporting System) hierarchy rules—which say that agencies should report only the most serious offense—NIBRS requires all offenses be reported. NIBRS also requires that agencies…

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Episode 12: How the Sand Springs Police Force Created an Award-Winning Community Policing Plan

If you watch too much news, you may believe communities across America are at odds with their local police agencies. But on this episode of the Pinpoint podcast, we highlight one area where the agency and community aren’t just coexisting, but cooperating in harmony. Chief Carter of the Sand Springs Police Department in Oklahoma has…

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5 Reasons to Move your RMS to the Cloud

Millions of people use cloud-based data services every day– for cloud-based storage to free online email accounts. However, law enforcement has historically taken a “wait-and-see” approach to cloud-based services. Concerns about cost, security, reliability, and accessibility are often the culprits. However, for Records Management Systems (RMS) the benefits quickly outweigh the hurdles. Why should you move…

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Episode 11: ”Beagle” Forensic Software Hunts Cybercriminals

“There are only two hard problems in computer science: naming things and cache invalidation.” -Phil Karlton Why is a data forensics computer program named after a tenacious hunting dog? It isn’t. Jay Koven, a PhD candidate at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering who’s a member of the security and privacy research group working on…

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How The Placentia Police Department Uses Mark43 to Empower Dispatchers and Officers with Data

The Challenge Placentia Police Department (PPD) works hard to enrich the quality of life of Placentia citizens by preventing organized crime and transient theft. However, a paper-heavy records management system (RMS) and aging computer aided dispatch (CAD) technology made it difficult for officers to proactively protect and serve the city’s 50,000 citizens. Fundamental reporting tasks,…

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5 Sessions You Can’t Miss at APCO 2019

APCO 2019 is a premier event for public safety communications officials. With 5000+ attendees from emergency communications centers, law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, and government agencies, the conference offers four days of educational sessions, committee meetings, special events, and exhibits. With so many sessions available it can be hard to pick what to…

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Episode 10: Crime Plummets with Third Gear Policing

How would you like to drop overall crime in your community by 34%, violent crime by 53%, youth recidivism by 50%, and runaway/missing children by 64%? It starts by having a simple conversation and asking yourself, what do you do besides arrest people? Harry Earle is Chief of the Gloucester Township Police Department in NJ.…

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