I've been trying to post links to news stories that I find that deal with predictive policing. Earlier this week I found this piece over at the Monterey County Weekly that looked at looked at Salinas, California Police plans to implement a predictive policing program.
“Every good cop knows where their hot spots are, but what Predictive Policing does is focuses that to a very manageable area,” Deputy Chief Kelly McMillin says. “That’s important in Salinas, where we have so few officers on the street anymore, to look really closely where those officers are spending the minutes they have to be out patrolling.”Predictive policing is generating a lot of interest both in and out of law enforcement. Earlier this week the International Association of Crime Analysts Vice President Susan Smith and John Hollywood from the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center gave a presentation at the IACP Law Enforcement Information Management Conference titled "Predictive Policing: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Where It Can Be Useful".
I am sure that we're going to see more and more about predictive policing technology as it becomes more widespread and more accessible to law enforcement agencies.
Would you like to implement this type of crime analysis technology at your agency?