Accenture to Design New Data Analytics Platform for Seattle Police Department

New Technology Will Enhance the Department’s Ability to Review and Report Data
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Jody Weis, Retired Chicago Police Superintendent and now Director of Accenture’s Public Safety business in North America

(Seattle, WA, Thursday, October 22, 2015) The Seattle Police Department has selected Accenture to design and implement a Data Analytics Platform. The technology will enhance the department’s ability to review and report data, an area of need identified in the 2011 Department of Justice investigation of the Seattle Police Department.

The system will provide the Department with reliable and rapidly accessible information to meet important management and governance objectives and support leadership decision making. It will also be used to analyze data relating to police calls and incidents, interactions with the public, use of force incidents, officer training and workforce management.

Jody Weis, a retired Chicago police superintendent and now Director of Accenture’s Public Safety business in North America, spoke about the contract at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) taking place this weekend in Chicago. The conference will see over 8,000 delegates from across the world, many of them senior police leaders, gather to share experiences and discuss policing best practices globally.

SOUNDBITE #1:

FORWARD THINKING POLICE FORCES AND PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES ARE DEPLOYING NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES TO HELP MANAGE AND ANALYZE THE ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF DATA THEIR AGENCIES HOLD. THE INSIGHTS AND INTELLIGENCE GAINED FROM THE USE OF ANALYTICS WILL NOT ONLY ENHANCE SEATTLE POLICE OPERATIONS, BUT ALSO ENSURE PROPER MANAGEMENT OF PERSONNEL, ENSURING OFFICERS COMPORT THEMSELVES PROFESSIONALLY AS THEY DELIVER HIGH QUALITY POLICING TO THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL PROVIDE THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ENHANCED REPORTING CAPABILITIES RELATING TO ITS OPERATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS. A SIGNIFICANT FEATURE WILL BE THE CREATION OF AUTOMATED SYSTEM ALERTS TO IMPROVE LEADERSHIP MONITORING AND OVERSIGHT OF POLICING ACTIVITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES. THE “PUSHED ALERTS WILL BRING LEADERSHIP’S ATTENTION TO INCIDENTS AND CASES OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST OFFICERS, WHICH ARE OUTSIDE ESTABLISHED PARAMETERS AND MAY REQUIRE FURTHER INQUIRY.

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