The Future of Public Safety: Facing Today's Challenges. Securing Tomorrow's Opportunities

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The Future of Public Safety: Facing Today's Challenges. Securing Tomorrow's Opportunities

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Today, law enforcement agencies find themselves facing both intense challenges and tremendous opportunities to enhance public safety. On one hand, they face broadly shared challenges in key focus areas: policy and oversight; community partnerships and officer wellness and safety. On the other hand, advances in technology have created promising and exciting new approaches to policing. There is real opportunity for new efficiencies, so crimes are solved faster and citizens stay safer.

Integrated video security & analytics technology have the capacity to spark real advances, helping law enforcement personnel do their job more safely, efficiently and effectively. These technologies can help decision makers gather the right data to inform more targeted and effective policies and create community transparency.

Why is integrated video security & analytics technology important for your public safety agency?

THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF VIDEO SECURITY & ANALYTICS

Today, video security and analytics technology are needed now more than ever. While in-car and body-worn videos are the most popular video solutions, there is also interest in emerging technologies with more advanced features, like facial recognition and AI capabilities. License plate recognition (LPR), an analytics-driven investigative software is a game changer for law enforcement agencies. All these solutions act as force multipliers for leads, with powerful analytics that help to close one or more points in the investigative triangle of person, vehicle and location. 

POLICY AND OVERSIGHT THROUGH DATA COLLECTION

At its core, public safety relies on a partnership between law enforcement and the community, one that is built on a basis of trust and transparency. The data and technology that enables its collection has the potential to strengthen that foundation. Given the volume and nature of data that agencies amass, data can be used to help build trust and lead to greater collaboration and information sharing with communities.

ETHICAL AI

The need for clear technology policy has become even more important since the introduction of AI and Facial Recognition capabilities. As AI continues to grow in sophistication, it’s important to recognize that it’s a tool. Together, communities and law enforcement can shape it in an ethical manner through the appropriate use of policy to set boundaries and oversight to ensure those rules are being followed.

ENSURING OFFICER WELLNESS AND SAFETY

Today, public safety officials are more at risk than ever before. Integrated video security and analytics technology solutions ensure their well-being is a top priority among policymakers and agency leadership. Leadership has a moral responsibility to achieve this, both for the safety of officers and the communities in which they serve and live.

Facing today’s challenges while securing tomorrow’s opportunities requires the right partner. For almost a century, Motorola Solutions has partnered with law enforcement agencies on the development, deployment, and security of mission-critical systems. Partnering with Motorola Solutions provides transparency, safety, and trust in the community you serve through an ecosystem of technology.

To learn more and explore our entire ecosystem of law enforcement solutions, visit: www.motorolasolutions.com/lawenforcement

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