Protecting the People: GIS for Law Enforcement

By John Beck, Matt Artz

Protecting the People: GIS for Law Enforcement explores a collection of real-life stories about law enforcement agencies successfully using GIS for crime analysis, open policing, and field mobility.

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Discover the geographic approach to fighting crime while engaging citizens.

Protecting the People: GIS for Law Enforcement explores a collection of real-life stories about law enforcement agencies successfully using GIS for crime analysis, open policing, and field mobility. Through these stories, this book illustrates how police departments and law enforcement organizations use GIS to enable data-driven crime-analysis strategies and drive decision-making in everyday operations.

The case studies in this book cover

  • Understanding data and crime analysis.
  • Streamlining improvements to police operations.
  • Developing methods for engaging citizens.

The book also includes a section on next steps that provides ideas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start your use of GIS for law enforcement. A collection of online resources including additional stories, videos, new ideas and concepts, and downloadable tools and content complements this book.

Learn how location intelligence and the geographic approach can improve crime analysis, streamline operations, and promote community policing initiatives.

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.

Matt Artz
Matt Artz is a content strategist for Esri Press. He brings a wide breadth of experience in environmental science, technology, marketing, and adventure travel.

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