John Beck

John Beck is the Director of Law Enforcement Solutions at Esri where he is responsible for helping police agencies worldwide understand and implement GIS for every mission. Before joining Esri, Beck was a police officer and crime analyst in Nevada. In his role at Esri, he helps police agencies apply GIS to crime analysis, strategic planning, patrol operations, investigative support, and citizen engagement. John has also worked with agencies to implement GIS for open and transparent policing and to tackle hard problems like the opioid epidemic and homelessness. He is also helping police realize the value of new geospatial technologies including machine learning and big data analysis to gain a real-time understand of crime patterns and make better informed decisions. John earned undergraduate degrees in geography and anthropology and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nevada.

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Mapping Canada’s Missing Children to Quickly Reunite Them with Family

The MCSC rescu app uses location intelligence to help police and concerned citizens find missing children in Canada.

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Philadelphia Police Collaborate to Address Crime that Arrests Alone Won’t Solve

Philadelphia has transformed policing with a cloud-based platform that aids analytics and collaboration on crimes that arrests alone don’t solve.

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Minneapolis Police Target Gun Violence Using Location Analytics

Using GIS for predictive policing has helped the Minneapolis Police Department target hotspots of gun violence.

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Vancouver Police Drive Down Crime with Machine Learning and Spatial Analytics

Vancouver, British Columbia uses GIS at the center of their CompStat policing approach, reviewing trends and incidents to guide crime fighting.

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