Now, the data analysts can use CO-STAR to do it all with a few clicks of a mouse...We estimate that we will achieve savings of £20,000 per year.
Phil Christian, Project Lead
It supports community empowerment, by giving residents and community groups access to information that they need to challenge politicians, put in bids for funding and improve their lives.
Melanie Greenslade, Principal Research and Intelligence Officer
Our GIS has provided us with a major new capability. We see it as an important resource for helping us to improve our effectiveness across all areas of policing.
Chief Superintendent Mark Wilson, Director of Intelligence
Use of ArcGIS stops ‘needle in a haystack’ policing. During the period of this operation, crime in Glasgow city centre came down by 39%.
Analyst Coordinator at Strathclyde Police
Based on conservative estimates and our calculations to date, we expect to make savings in excess of £1 million per year.
Detective Inspector Gary Williams
They can see the distribution of crime data across divisions is used by senior officers when deciding how and where to allocate police resources most appropriately.
Joe Carragher, Senior Analyst and Programmer (GIS)